DPL Eastern Ave Branch Wins Construction Award

Midwest Construction magazine announced its "Best of 2010" winners for construction and design excellence on September 20, honoring Davenport Public Library Eastern Avenue Branch with a Cultural Award of Merit.

LaWanda Roudebush, Library Director, comments, "To receive a regional award for the design and construction of the Eastern Avenue Branch Library is very gratifying. Everyone who worked on the project was dedicated to making our LEED-certified building a model for the community; and now with this award, we are known to the whole region. We especially appreciate Joe Huberty and Debra Sider of Engberg Anderson Architects, A. J. Bush and his team from Bush Construction, and the many quality subcontractors who assisted."

An independent jury of industry experts evaluated 175 construction projects on safety, innovation, contribution to the community or industry, construction quality and craftsmanship, and function and aesthetic quality of design. Only 58 projects were given awards.

Projects were eligible for the competition if they were 1) located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio or Wisconsin; 2) completed in the past year, 3) did not have a construction-related fatality.

Winners of Midwest Construction's Best of 2010 will be entered into the National Best of 2010 competition and judged against winners from other regions.