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Lean, Green, and Clean Slay the Competition at the AGC 2016 Washington Contractor Awards

Lean, Green, and Clean Slay the Competition at the AGC 2016 Washington Contractor Awards
Shapiro & Duncan wins big in three categories in the annual program recognizing excellence across the local general and subcontractor communities

ROCKVILLE, MD – October 14, 2016 – Shapiro & Duncan, Inc., the D.C metro area’s
leading mechanical solutions provider of choice, announces that it has been recognized by the Associated General Contractors of Metro DC (AGC)’s 16th Annual Washington Contractor Awards program for its exemplary work on three key projects. The celebration event was held at the Newseum in Washington, DC on Tuesday, October 4, 2016.
The Washington Contractor Awards recognize leading General and Subcontractor members, ranging from under $5 million to over $100 million in annual revenues, for their achievements in several key categories. Three Shapiro & Duncan projects were selected as winners in three different areas including:

Best Lean Project – Northern Virginia Data Center, also demonstrated in the video above detailing the project and Shapiro & Duncan’s approach.
“Shapiro & Duncan being chosen as the AGC Lean Construction Awardee is not only a great honor, but yet another realization of our capabilities to meet the demands of fast track construction through shared knowledge, common goals, and a strong team relationship,” said John Hoke, Shapiro & Duncan’s Senior Project Manager. “Our Lean Construction Method approach was a key element to the overwhelming success of the Northern Virginia Data Center Project.”
Best Sustainable Project American University’s Washington College of Law
“It was an honor to have received this award for such a unique and cutting edge project. The American University Washington College of Law was the first project in America to utilize Zehnder Rittling’s radiant ceiling panel technology on a large scale, specifically 4,180 panels in total. It was a privilege to work with Whiting Turner as they entrusted us to be the first contractor to implement Radiant Ceiling Panel technology in such a high profile, American institution. Because these panels are extremely energy efficient and have no moving parts, they are an ideal selection to promote sustainability and showcase how new technology can advance American HVAC design,” Ameen Khouri, Project Manager, Shapiro & Duncan shared. “This award also demonstrates special recognition of our Virtual Design Coordination department whose efforts allowed this new technology to be implemented, as well as the 120 men and women it took to finalize the installation. We hope that this project serves as living proof that pushing the envelope of sustainability results in rewards for all.”
Best Use of BIM INOVA Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the third BIM recognition
Shapiro & Duncan has received to-date from AGC;
“Winning a 3rd AGC Award for our BIM capabilities is a huge accomplishment for the Shapiro & Duncan Virtual Design Construction (VDC) department,” said Chris Canter, Shapiro & Duncan’s Director of Virtual Design Construction and Fabrication. “All of our VDC coordinators and support team put in countless hours modeling, coordinating, and detailing before any part of the onsite construction began. This is truly a team award that would not be possible without our talented Project Management, Fabrication, and Field support personnel!”

This most recent recognition follows a number of recent accolades Shapiro & Duncan has
received for its industry-leading expertise. Other key tenets of its philosophy, such as its
steadfast commitment to exceeding project goals and client expectations while promoting a culture of living by their corporate values every day, are key elements to its continued success and validation from the industry.

Shapiro & Duncan is the “Mechanical Solutions Provider of Choice” for commercial,
government and institutional customers throughout the D.C. metro area for mechanical
construction, design-build and traditional projects, as well as equipment replacement and 24/7 service. A third generation family business, Shapiro & Duncan continues a 40 year track record of dependability and innovation that has consistently enabled the company to deliver high value and efficient mechanical infrastructure to its customers. The company also provides well documented mechanical solutions utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM) to ensure prompt delivery of each and every project. Shapiro & Duncan also promotes state-of-the-art quality, coordination and sustainability prefabricating mechanical and plumbing assemblies for all projects from their manufacturing plant in Landover. Design, Build, and Sustain are the guidelines for the mechanical solutions that Shapiro & Duncan provides on every project. To learn more about the company of Shapiro & Duncan visit www.shapiroandduncan.com or call (301) 315-6260.

AGC of Metropolitan Washington DC is a trade association uniquely focused on working with general contractors, subcontractors and associated service providers. Through forums,conferences and small group meetings, and unique specialized training; we bring the industry face-to-face with owners and experts with the tools your company needs to improve your bottom line. Founded in 1929 as the Master Builders Association, AGC of Metropolitan Washington DC became a chapter of The Associated General Contractors of America in 1934. For more information, please visit www.agcofdc.org.