Alliant Build America Awards Application Site is Now Open! Application Deadline: October 25, 2017

AGC of America is proud to announce the launch of the 2018 Alliant Build America Awards! AGC members who meet the competition requirements are encouraged to apply online for some much-deserved recognition.

The Alliant Build America awards honor AGC members who build the nation's most impressive construction projects ranging across the building, highway and transportation, utility infrastructure, and federal and heavy divisions. Alliant Build America winners excel in the areas of:

  • State-of-the-art advancement
  • Project management
  • Innovation in construction techniques or materials
  • Safety record
  • Client service
  • Community relations
  • Environmental sensitivity
  • Partnering excellence


2017 Alliant Build America Grand Award Winner: Barton Malow Company for the Renovation of the Daytona International Speedway Grandstand

The renovation of the Daytona International Speedway’s grandstand was the most significant construction projects of 2016, the Associated General Contractors of America announced today. As a result, the project’s contractor, Southfield, Mich.-based Barton Malow Company, received the association’s Alliant Build America Grand Award, as well as the award for the best design-build building project of the year.

“These awards highlight the most challenging projects that construction firms are building today,” said Mark Knight, the association’s president and president of Knight Construction Services LLC in Aberdeen, S.D. “Moreover, the awards showcase how construction firms are using skill, technology, and collaboration to successfully build some of the most complicated and complex projects.”

The $400 million Daytona International Speedway project was completed in less than 30 months and allowed for continued race events and visits from 750,000 fans throughout the course of the project. The project design considered sight lines for every race fan, and reduced the existing 145,000 seats to 101,500. The project scope also included dismantling and reconstructing the suite and race operations areas, as well as the press tower, without interrupting race activities.

“The Alliant Build America Award recipients inspire and propel the construction industry; building exceptional projects, shaping America’s future and creating opportunity within our communities,” said Peter Arkley, Senior Managing Director, Alliant Insurance Services.  “We congratulate the 2016 winners as well as all of the other nominees for their commitment to excellence.”  

Alliant Insurance Services is one of the nation’s leading distributors of diversified insurance products and services. Comprised of the industry’s leading construction risk advisors, all solely dedicated to providing client-centric experience for contractors, owners and developers, and operating through a national network of offices. Alliant provides property and casualty, workers’ compensation, employee benefits, construction services, surety, and financial products and services to some 26,000 clients nationwide. For more information visit


Application Questions? Please Contact Nahee Rosso Senior Director of Communications at or 703-837-5348


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