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Vulcraft Announces Winners of 2018 NuHeights Design Awards

Parul Dubey on September 6, 2018 - in Awards, Buildings

Norfolk, Neb.  – Vulcraft has announced the winners of its 2018 NuHeights Design Awards. The competition is designed to acknowledge outstanding design, architecture and the diverse applications of building with steel joist and decking. The award winners were chosen because of their unique and innovative use of Vulcraft/Verco Group products to produce state-of-the-art buildings.

The 5th annual 2018 NuHeights Design Awards competition was open to fabricators, erectors, architects and general contractors of commercial buildings in the U.S. and Canada who completed projects using Vulcraft Joists or Steel Decking, Verco Decking or Ecospan Composite Floor System products. The projects must have been completed between January 1, 2017 and October 31, 2017 to be eligible for the 2018 awards. Winners were selected by an independent panel of judges.

“Recognizing the achievements of the professionals in our industry who strive for creative solutions using the most advanced technology is an exciting part of each year for our company,” said John Hollatz, President of the Vulcraft/Verco Group. “This year’s competition winners exemplify excellence in design and construction in building with steel.”


The winners are as follows:


Sheldon Chalet

Location: Denali National Park, AK

Entrant: Andy Milner Company

Architect: Tom Jeleski Architecture

Structural Engineer: Michael N Anderson, PE

General Contractor: BEK of Alaska, Inc.


Ensworth Tennis Center

Location: Nashville, TN

Entrant: Snake Steel, Inc.

Architect:  Johnson Johnson Crabtree

Structural Engineer: EMC Structural Engineers, P.C.

General Contractor: Phipps Construction Company, Inc.

Sacred Heart Cathedral

Location: Knoxville, TN

Entrant: Quality Machine & Welding, Inc.

Architect: Barber McMurry Architects

Structural Engineer: Raymond Mark Dunning

General Contractor: Merit Construction, Inc.


501 H Street

Location: Washington, DC

Entrant: Panel Systems, Inc.

Architect: Antunovich Associates

Structural Engineer: Rathgeber/Goss Associates

General Contractor: CBG Building Company, LLC


1144 Fifteenth

Location: Denver, CO

Entrant: Puma Steel

Architects: Pickard Chilton Architects & Kendall/Heaton Associates

Structural Engineer: Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers

General Contractor: Hensel Phelps


The Center for Coastal and Deltaic Solutions

Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Entrant: Superior Steel, LLC

Architect: Coleman Partners Architects, LLC

Structural Engineer: Wardlaw & Lasseigne, LLC

General Contractor: The Lemoine Company, LLC


Proud Bird Restaurant

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Entrant: JD2, Inc.

Structural Engineer: All-Trade Engineering & Design

General Contractor: Runway Two-Five Corp.


Hale Center Theatre

Location: Orem, UT

Entrant: Steel Encounters, Inc.

Architect: Beecher Walker Architects (BWA)

Structural Engineer: Ensign Engineering & Land Surveying

General Contractor: Layton Construction Company, LLC


Exeter-Lemont Buildings 1 & 2

Location: Lemont, IL

Entrant: Arlington Structural Steel Co., Inc.

Architect: GMA Architects

Structural Engineer: Structural Resources, Inc. (SRI)

General Contractor: Arco/Murray National Construction Company, Inc.

As an engineered products group of Nucor Corporation, Vulcraft is the leading producer of steel joists and decking in the United States. Since 1946, Vulcraft has worked to develop industry-leading products through the latest technology, in the safest environment possible. Team members are dedicated to creating solutions for a range of customers with varying needs by uniting innovation, customer service and quality products. Vulcraft produces joists, joist girders and steel deck from manufacturing facilities that span seven states: South Carolina, Nebraska, Alabama, Texas, Indiana, Utah, and New York. Verco Decking, Inc. is the leading corrugated steel roof and floor deck manufacturer on the West Coast with one facility in Arizona and two in California. For more information, please visit: www.vulcraft.com or www.vercodeck.com.

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