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10/24/2012 1:03 PM EST

Marlins Park Wins Distinguished Eagle Award In Excellence In Construction From Associated Builders & Contractors

Marlins Park received the prestigious Eagle Award, ABC-FEC’s Excellence in Construction from Associated Builders & Contractors. Marlins Park was the top winner in the Mega Project, that is, more than $200 Million category in the South East region. The award was presented to the Miami Marlins on Friday, October 19 during the Excellence in Construction Awards Ceremony at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida.

In addition, three specialty Eagle Awards were presented to Formworks/Baker Joint Venture, John J Kirlin and Designers Specialty Millwork for their excellent concrete work, mechanical and millwork finishes at Marlins Park. Marlins Park is also being considered for the ABC National’s Excellence in Construction Awards, which will be announced in February, 2013.

Marlins Park

Marlins Park is located in the heart of Miami, on the historic Orange Bowl site. The ballpark features an open 360-degree Promenade Level, giving fans a live view of the playing field no matter where they are, as well as incredible food options at The Clevelander, Taste of Miami, concessions and shops on the West Plaza. Marlins Park represents the next generation of ballparks. Its curvilinear shape and contemporary design renders Marlins Park an innovative structure veering far from the traditional. A leader in environmental design, Marlins Park features a state-of-the-art retractable roof and six operable glass panels overlooking the downtown Miami skyline. The pioneering design of Marlins Park will set the tone for ballparks to come. Please visit marlins.com for more information.

ABC-FEC 2012 Excellence in Construction Judges

Olga G. Alvarez, ASID, IIDA, LEED-AP ID+C, Past President of USGBC South Florida Chapter

Nancy Bryant, Southeast Sales Director, ClickSafety ®

José A. Faria, Ph.D., PMP, A.M.ASCE, CDT, Florida International University, OHL School of Construction

Peter Jones, President, AIA Florida

Chip LaMarca, Broward County Commissioner

Jack Tipton, Director, Regional Programs (Southeast), ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc.

Bunnie Willis, Current President of BOMA Fort Lauderdale/Palm Beaches

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