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Two Welliver projects receive AGC 2019 Jeffrey J. Zogg Build New York Awards

Welliver was presented with two 2019 Jeffrey J. Zogg Build New York Awards from the Associated General Contractors New York State (AGC). In recognition of excellence in construction management and teamwork, the winning projects are 1.) Elmira-Corning Regional Airport (ELM) Terminal Revitalization and 2.) Rochester Institute of Technology MAGIC Spell Studios. The AGC presented the awards in person at Welliver’s corporate offices in Montour Falls, New York. A virtual award ceremony will be conducted on October 1.

“Welliver is extremely proud to be recognized for the hard work and commitment of our project teams and design partners. Our strength in managing and building unique and intricate facilities enabled us to contribute to the development and construction of these two iconic projects,” said Anne Welliver-Hartsing, President. “To see the final building in use is a great source of pride for me and the company.”

Welliver helped to transform a small regional airport into a modern facility with world-class features and quality. The $60M, 89,000 SF Elmira-Corning Regional Airport Terminal Expansion/Modernization was designed and constructed over 19 months while maintaining full commercial airport operations. Construction was completed in October 2018. “Together with McFarland-Johnson Inc. and Fennick McCredie Architecture, I am very proud to have been a part of constructing the new Elmira-Corning Regional Airport. It is a world-class facility that will be the gateway to the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes for many years to come,” said Brad Kasiske, Senior Project Manager. This project was also named an ENR Regional Best Project Winner for Airport/Transit earlier this year. (photo on left: Scott Welliver, Anne Welliver-Hartsing, Brendan Manning – AGC, Robert J. Buerkle, P.E. – McFarland-Johnson) 

Rochester Institute of Technology MAGIC Spell Studios is a 52,000 SF academic, entrepreneurial, and commercial initiative. The RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction & Creativity (MAGIC) is a university wide research center and production studio focused on exploring interactive digital media. The first studio of its kind in the Northeast, this multidisciplinary, large scale facility links RIT’s internationally ranked academic programs with high tech facilities needed to commercialize computer gaming, film and animation, and digital media projects. Construction was completed in August 2018. “We at Welliver were fortunate to successfully partner with RIT, SWBR, and M/E Engineering on MAGIC Spell Studios. It was wonderful to be a part of the team that can take a vision like MAGIC Spell and make it a reality,” said John Fritz, Project Manager. (photo on right: Scott Welliver, Anne Welliver-Hartsing, Brendan Manning – AGC, John Fritz)

In 1990 the AGC Build New York Awards program was developed as a way to highlight the positive impact of the construction industry in New York State involving building and heavy/highway construction. Today, the awards emphasize the construction team, not only the general contractor or construction manager, but also many others – the owner, architect, engineer, subcontractors, suppliers, and craftspeople – who contribute to the success of a project.