Manhattan Construction Group named ENR Regional 2017 Contractor of the Year; Manhattan operations win seven Best Projects Awards, including Project of the Year for The Star in Frisco and The Dallas Cowboys’ World HQ

HOUSTON, Texas – Engineering News-Record (ENR) Texas & Louisiana has named Manhattan Construction Group as its 2017 Contractor of the Year. With operations in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia and Washington D.C., Manhattan is among the nation’s largest privately-held construction firms and is in its fifth generation of family ownership. ENR Texas & Louisiana is a regional publication covering the architecture, engineering and construction industry in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The honors were presented at ENR’s Regional Best Projects Luncheon on Oct. 18 in Houston.

ENR Texas & Louisiana also collectively awarded Manhattan Construction Co. and Manhattan Road & Bridge Co. seven Best Projects Awards for projects in Oklahoma and Texas.

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Caption: Manhattan Construction Co. and Manhattan Road & Bridge Co. team members from Oklahoma and Texas accept top regional honors at ENR Texas & Louisiana’s Best Projects award ceremony Oct. 18 in Houston, Texas. Left to right: Clay Cockrill, Wesley Weaver, John Hood, Mark Penny, Jason Fuller, James Matthews, Matt Flushe and Landry Logan.

 Summary of Manhattan’s 2017 ENR Texas & Louisiana honors:

  • 2017 Contractor of the Year:  Manhattan Construction Group.
  • 2017 Project of the Year:  The Star and Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, Frisco Texas built by Manhattan Construction Co.
  • 2017 Sports/Entertainment Best Project Award:  The Star and Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, Frisco Texas built by Manhattan Construction Co.
  • 2017 Higher Education/Research Best Project Award:  The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Academic Office Building and Parking Structure, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma built by Manhattan Construction Co.
  • 2017 Excellence In Safety Award of Merit:  The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Academic Office Building and Parking Structure, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma built by Manhattan Construction Co.
  • 2017 Government Public Buildings Category Award of Merit:  McKinney Aquatics Apex Centre project in McKinney, Texas built by Manhattan Construction Co.
  • 2017 Airport/Transit Best Project Award:  United Airlines’ New Terminal C North at IAH (Houston Intercontinental Airport), Houston, Texas built by Manhattan Construction Co.
  • 2017 Specialty Construction Best Project Award: Chickasaw Nation Cultural Center and National Recreational Bridge, Sulphur, Oklahoma built by Manhattan Road & Bridge Co.

 

Manhattan Construction Co. received the publication’s top honor of 2017 Project of the Year and 2017 Sports/Entertainment Best Project Award for construction of The Star in Frisco and The Dallas Cowboys’ World Headquarters in Frisco, Texas. The $359-million project is part of the multi-use development located on 91 acres in Frisco, Texas. The complex is a public-private partnership between the Dallas Cowboys, The City of Frisco and the Frisco Independent School District (ISD). Built by Manhattan and designed by Gensler, The Ford Center includes a 12,000-seat, 1.7-million-square-foot indoor multi-use event center, sports training facility and two outdoor practice fields, all connected to the six-story Dallas Cowboys headquarters.

Ford Center at the Star. Photo courtesy of Gensler/Ryan Gobuty
The Ford Center at The Star and Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, Frisco, Texas. Photo courtesy of Gensler/Ryan Gobuty.

 

For construction of The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Academic Office Building and Parking Structure project in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Manhattan Construction Co. won the 2017 Higher Education/Research Best Project Award and the 2017 Excellence in Safety Award of Merit. Owned by the University Hospitals Authority and Trust, the OU College of Medicine project was built by Manhattan Construction Co., and designed by Bockus Payne Associates Architects. The nine-story, $58.88-million, Academic Office Building project includes a three-story atrium, two elevated pedestrian bridges and a suspended building connector that connects the tower and a 700-car parking garage, which was also constructed as part of this project.

University of Oklahoma COllege of Medicine Academic Office Building and Parking Structure. Photo by Randy Alvarado.

The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Academic Office Building and Parking Structure, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Photo by Randy Alvarado.

 

Manhattan Construction Company won the 2017 Government Public Buildings Category Award of Merit for the McKinney Aquatics Apec Centre project in McKinney, Texas. The $31.8-million, 80,000-square-foot community center, includes and outdoor pool and natatorium. Owned by the City of McKinney, the project was built by Manhattan and designed by Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects.

McKinney Aquatics Apex Cenre. Photo by Wade Griffith Photography. 

McKinney Aquatics Apex Centre, McKinney, Texas. Photo by Wade Griffith Photography.

 

Built by Manhattan Construction Company, the United Airlines’ New Terminal C North at IAH (Houston Intercontinental Airport) in Houston, Texas received the 2017 Airport/Transit Best Project Award. The $260-million program included a 264,000,000-square-foot, two-level terminal with 14 gates, and the removal and replacement of 24 acres of concrete apron paving around the new concourse inclusive of fueling and utilities upgrades. For this project, PGAL was the architect, Manhattan provided General Contracting services, and Faithful+Gould, JLA Construction Solutions and VRX, Inc. provided Construction Management services. Engineers were AECOM, Henderson Rogers Structural Engineers, Walter P Moore and Jacobs.

United Airlines' New Terminal C North at Houston Intercontinental Airport. Photo by Dana Hoff.

United Airlines’ New Terminal C North at Houston Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas. Photo by Dana Hoff.

 

Manhattan Road & Bridge Co. won the 2017 Specialty Construction Best Project Award for construction of the Chickasaw Nation Cultural Center and National Recreational Bridge in Sulphur, Oklahoma. The project was a joint effort between the Chickasaw Nation and the National Park Service. Designed by Tetra Tech, this cable-stayed suspension bridge is 195 feet long with 34-foot-tall pier towers.

Chickasaw Nation Cultural Center and National Recreation Bridge. Photo by Braden Hart Media, LLC.

Chickasaw Nation Cultural Center and National Recreation Bridge, Sulphur, Oklahoma. Photo by Braden Hart Media, LLC.

 

About Manhattan Construction Group
Manhattan Construction Group is consistently recognized by Engineering News-Record as a top 50 contractor and serves building, civil, pipeline and specialty construction segments in the U.S., Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Manhattan’s operations include: Manhattan Construction Co., Manhattan Road & Bridge Co., Manhattan Pipeline LLC, Manhattan International Construction Co., Ltd., Cantera Concrete Co., Spectrum Contracting Inc. and Safezone LLC. Manhattan and its affiliated companies collectively have 17 offices throughout Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, Georgia and Washington, D.C.

www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com

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