SLC3 recognized its 2022 recipients of the CII Best Practice Awards, Inclusion Awards, Volunteer of the Year and Leadership Awards at the Annual Awards Gala Tuesday, August 23, 2022.
Mark Winschel of the ASC Group and Four Fourteen, will receive the 2022 Leadership Award for his volunteer efforts as President of the Board and participation in the Executive Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and Awards Committee.
Michael Hargrave, Safety Manager for BJC Healthcare will receive the Owner Volunteer of the Year Award for his contribution in leading the Health & Safety Committee and serving on the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Strategic Planning Committee.
Brandy Scheer, Owner of Scheer Resources will receive the Associate Member Volunteer of the Year award for her continued service as the Co-Chair of the Membership Committee, Chair of the Emerging Leaders, and membership of the Training and Education Committee and Awards Committee.
The CII Best Practices Winners and Honorable Mentions include: Clayco for the Edge & West Project for Seneca CRE. The Team included LJC as Architect, and Stock & Associates as the Engineer of record. Additional team members include: Lamar Johnson Collaborative, Concrete Strategies, Alper Audi, Kaemmerlen, and Jarrell Mechanical Contractors.
The Honorable Mention Award is for the CII Best Practice Change Management.
S.M. Wilson & Co. will also receive an Honorable Mention for Front End Planning on the Blessing Ambulatory Surgery and Treatment Center. Blessing Health System and Christner (Architect) is also a recipient of this award.
The CII Best Practices Winners include Alberici for Materials Management on the Ameren Sioux Mappen River Crossing project. Ameren and McGrath & Associates will be honored as well.
Northstar Management is the recipient of a Materials Management CII Best Practice Award as well as Mercy for the Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital South project. Additional supporting winners include: ESA Architects, Enfinity Engineering, and Musick Construction.
The 2022 winners of the SLC Inclusion awards include Inclusion Champion, Maggie Farrell, HR & Diversity Manager at S.M. Wilson. The Organizational Excellence for Inclusion Award has two winners, one for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and for Clayco. The M/W/DBE of the Year Award winner is Aztec Construction. The Woman of Construction Award winner is Dr. Ramona Tumblin-Rucker, PEeng, MBA, D.Mgt. of M Property Services, LLC.
The Best Practice Awards honors the Construction Industry Institute’s (CII) 17 Best Practices. A CII Best Practice is a process or method that, when executed effectively, leads to enhanced project performance. CII Best Practices have been proven through extensive industry use and/or validation. Link to CII BP: https://www.construction-institute.org/resources/knowledgebase/best-practices. The SLC3 Owner Members determined the CII 17 Best Practices represented the best of the best in project delivery methods. To qualify to become a finalist, a team must achieve a 7 out of 10 score. Winners typically score at least an 8 rating by the collective judges. The rigid criteria is very difficult to meet and the submitting team must provide proof they have met the criteria for a single best practice. Because of this difficulty, the SLC3 is not based on much subjectivity and more on specific and measurable criteria which must be presented for the judges. The honor for these teams is to be recognized by the owners or clients in the region as well as their peers.
About the SLC3: We are the Greater St. Louis Region’s All-Inclusive AEC Community for Innovation, Education, Equity Empowerment, and Collaboration. Our mission is to build a better future for uniting the greater St. Louis region’s design and construction community in achieving innovation, offering advanced education, through equity empowerment, and fostering collaboration among ALL stakeholders. The SLC3 is among 34 local users councils in the Country and the largest among the prestigious LUC’s. SLC3 was founded in 1971 by the area’s largest employers and buyers or “users” of design and construction to address the significant challenges in construction at the time. Although some of the original challenges and focus has evolved, the organization is still growing and including all stakeholders to achieve its mission of bettering the region through its mission and vision.