Christman projects receive Construction Professionals Network Star Awards

Christman projects receive Construction Professionals Network Star Awards

Greensboro, NC – The Christman Company is proud to announce that two recently completed projects in the company’s Greenboro, North Carolina region were winners of the Construction Professionals Network (CPN) Star Award at the CPN annual awards ceremony held in Wild Dunes, SC. CPN is a statewide organization of business and professional leaders who are involved with design, construction and related services, serving as a resource comprised of leaders from all of the various disciplines supporting the industry. CPN’s mission is to utilize its diverse expertise for the common good of the membership, industry and community. The awards program recognizes excellence in “star quality” projects in a variety of categories.

Union Square Campus, Between $10-25 Million Category – Union Square Campus (USC) is a state-of-the-art facility that supports nursing education and training. A partnership between Cone Health, Guilford Technical Community College, North Carolina A&T State University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the 84,400 s.f., LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a designation by the U.S. Green Building Council) Silver certified joint learning facility allows teachers to record students working with state-of-the-art mannequins to enhance learning, interaction and patient diagnosis. Each simulation room contains a mannequin with control rooms that record the student and teacher actions and interactions with the mannequins. “The Union Square Campus project is a vital tool that will support the Greensboro economy in an area that has not seen this kind of investment in many years,” said John Merrill, owner’s representative for the University of South Carolina. “Selecting the right construction services partner was critical. Thanks to Christman and the project team, the building was completed on time, under budget and exceeded our goals.”

University of North Carolina at Greensboro Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness, Over $25 Million Category – Creating a space to better serve the growing campus community that could be utilized by everyone regardless of age or ability, the 220,000 s.f. Kaplan Center provides enhanced spaces for high-demand activities, such as cardiovascular fitness, group fitness, free weight, weight machines, informal recreation, activity spaces, and gathering and event space. The LEED Silver certified facility also includes a two-pool natatorium, multiple gymnasiums, a 54-foot climbing wall, office space, and separate central utility building.

Both of the awarded projects are located on GateCity Boulevard and have been key in supporting the community’s initiatives to redevelop the area. As Greensboro experiences continued growth, Christman is participating in the current transformation of a variety of spaces, including the rehabilitation of the historic Cascade Saloon, a building located in Greensboro’s S. Elm Street Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places that was previously labeled as an unsalvageable structure. Christman is teaming with Preservation Greensboro Development Fund, a nonprofit organization that leverages a team of volunteer professionals and a revolving capital fund to acquire ownership interests in real property and craft preservation-friendly solutions for Greensboro’s most pressing dilemmas involving historic structures. The team is working to restore the building’s original character while creating a modern office space for Christman's regional offices.

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