New to the CAGC Awards family is the CAGC Construction Excellence Awards. These six projects were recognized by the CAGC Pinnacle Award Judges as projects of distinction. 

2017 Construction Excellence Winners

Barnes CenterThe Barnes Center at Clemson University

General Contractor: Hood Construction 

Originally built in 1904 to house dairy cows for use in livestock education, Hood’s successful experience with Historic Restoration and Adaptive Reuse turned this historic barn into a beautiful new student center.

Hill HallHill Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

General Contractor: Barnhill Contracting Company 

Renovations to UNC’s Hill Hall transformed this historic structure into a state-of-the-art recital hall and serves as the crown jewel of the University’s Music Department.

SC Pedestrian BridgeSC State Pedestrian Bridge over US 21 Bypass/US 178 in Orangeburg, SC

General Contractor: Crowder Construction Company
This new pedestrian bridge safely facilitates travel of South Carolina State University students over US 21 Business. Although built to be functional, the pedestrian bridge also serves as a beautiful gateway to the University.

Edisto Shoreline ProtectionEdisto Island Shoreline Protection and Groin Lengthening, Edisto Island, SC

General Contractor: Crowder Construction Company 

Plans were already in place for a beach renourishment project when Hurricane Matthew struck and added insult to injury. The groin lengthening project, which extended the entire length of the island, brought security back to homes and businesses near the beach. 

Greenville Country ClubGreenville Country Club, Greenville, SC 

General Contractor: Harper Corporation

Greenville Country Club is one of the premier clubs of the South, with a storied history dating back to 1905. This new 45,000 square foot clubhouse hosts its current members as well as those to come— as the membership is expected to double within the next 20 years!

Morrisville Parkway Railroad Rade SeparationThe Morrisville Parkway Railroad Grade Separation, Morrisville, NC

General Contractor: Fred Smith Company 

This separation project involved 1.5 miles of realigned active railroad track including a new rail bridge, as well as significant excavation, shoring, and grading, to separate rail traffic from auto traffic. More importantly, it improved safety and travel times for pedestrians, bicyclists, vehicle passengers, train passengers, and freight.


Congratulations to the inaugural 2017 CAGC Construction Excellence Award winners!

For more information contact Lori McGovern, 704-372-1450,