Construction Award Honors WDW Laundry
The new Walt Disney World® Resort Textile Services laundry facility (called FLO, or fourth laundry operation) recently was honored with a National Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in the industrial category. Representatives from Gilbane Building Co. were on hand to receive the award during the ABC’s 26th annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration in Fort Lauderdale, FL, according to a news release.
The 130,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, fully-automated laundry facility is located on a more than 50-acre site within the Walt Disney World® Resort and features cutting-edge equipment. TRSA members toured this facility during a Production Summit in February.
The Excellence in Construction Awards program is the industry’s leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high-quality construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost. Eagle awards were presented to the highest-scoring projects in each category with pyramid awards presented to the next highest-scoring projects.
A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year's panel included representatives from the Design-Build Institute of America, Engineering News-Record, Construction Users Roundtable, and the National Association of Women in Construction, and representatives from higher education, among others.