SLCCC Inclusion Award

Construction Buyers Recognize Diversity Inclusion & Best Practices Award Finalists


The St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers (SLCCC) will honor award winners for construction industry best practices and for diversity and inclusion at  a Awards Dinner Gala on Monday, March 6 at the Palladium in St. Louis.

The Best Practice awards recognize successful implementation of one or more of the 17 Best Practices validated by the Construction Industry Institute to improve cost, schedule and quality for construction projects.  Awards will be presented to teams for projects by SLCCC members both in and outside the Missouri – Illinois region.

Construction Industry Best Practice Award winners will be announced from the following finalists:

Anderson Hospital Private Patient Suites

  • Korte Company
  • Anderson Hospital
  • Korte Design
  • Alper Audi
  • Taylor Engineering
  • Solutions AEC
  • Excel Fire Protection
  • Louer Facility Planning
  • ArjoHuntleigh

American Optometric Association Corporate Headquarters Renovation

  • Northstar Management
  • American Optometric Association
  • Gray Design Group
  • BSI Constructors

Washington University School of Medicine / BJC Mid Campus Center

  • Clayco
  • Washington University School of Medicine
  • Christner

Elanco Augusta Formulation Fill Facility

  •  McCarthy
  •  Elanco Animal Health, Division of Eli Lilly
  •  CRB Consulting Engineers

Boeing Composite Center for Excellence

  • MC Industrial
  • Boeing
  • Burns & McDonnell

NRG Powerton Dry Sorbent Injection & Electrostatic Precipitator Upgrades

  • MC Industrial
  • NRG Energy

Hospital Realignment, Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, Nellis Air Force Base

  •    KAI Design Build
  •    United Excel Design

Diversity and Inclusion awards recognize advocacy for inclusion in design and construction.  Winners will be recognized for either increasing the capacity and capability of woman and minority owned firms or expanding the use of women and minorities working in construction.

Diversity and Inclusion Award winners will be announced from the following finalists:

Inclusion Champion

  • Dan Lester, ACW Alliance / Concrete Strategies
  • Monica Bailey, McCarthy Construction
  • Charles Henson, Minority Business Development Agency Business Center
  • Dr. Stephanie Smith, Washington University
  • Anthony Thompson, Kwame Building Group
  •  Precious Jackson, Alberici
  • Sal Valadez, LiUNA Midwest Region

Minority / Women / Disadvantaged Business of the Year (MWDBE)

  • Sledroc Contracting
  • Scales Plumbing
  • Brandt Contracting

Organizational Excellence for Inclusion

  • Lambert St. Louis International Airport
  • St. Louis Electrical Connection
  • Gateway Welcome Project
  • Construction Management Partners

The SLCCC is the Owner advocate organization for achievement of best value in project delivery.  It serves as the regional leader that champions promotion of project delivery best practices through exceptional educational programs, information dissemination and collaboration.  The Council represents major Owners who are buyers of construction services in the commercial, institutional, industrial, utility and public sectors.  Associate members provide the contracting, design professional and other services used by construction consumers.



SLCCC Inclusion Award Nominations


Nominations are open for the 2017 Inclusion Awards.  These awards recognize the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the design and construction industry.  Awards are presented for:

  • Inclusion Champion
  • Minority / Woman / Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
  • Organizational Excellence for Inclusion

Nominations are due by January 20, 2017 to St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers, 180 Weidman Road, Suite 127, Manchester, MO  63021.  Winners will be announced at the  Annual Awards Gala program on Monday, March 6, 2017.

Inclusion Champion

Criteria:  Your nominee could be a project manager, office staff, client, customer or other colleague who has made a significant contribution or effort to promote inclusion . . . perhaps a new idea, activity or program that promotes greater use of women or minorities on a project or enhances the use of women or minority owned firms.  (You may nominate yourself or another person.)

Provide a summary of the nominee’s contributions or efforts (e.g. 1 page).  How has the person promoted inclusion?  What programs has the person supported and by what means (e.g. financially, personally …)?

Explain ways the person encourages inclusive participation.  Provide metrics:

  • Outreach
  • Work force development
  • Mentoring
  • Retention
  • Project with quantified results.  What were they?

Why should this person be selected?  (If nominating someone else for whom you cannot provide details, SLCCC can contact the nominee for information.)

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Minority / Woman / Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

Criteria:  Nominate a Minority, Woman or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firm or supplier for excellence based on their understanding and efforts to apply one of the construction industry best practices.  Currently 17 Best Practices validated by the Construction Industry Institute (CII) are:

  • Advanced Work Packaging
  • Alignment
  • Benchmarking & Metrics
  • Change Management
  • Constructability
  • Disputes Prevention & Resolution
  • Front End Planning
  • Implementation of CII Research
  • Lessons Learned
  • Materials Management
  • Partnering
  • Planning for Modularization
  • Planning for Startup
  • Project Risk Assessment
  • Quality Management
  • Team Building
  • Zero Accident Techniques

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Organizational Excellence for Inclusion

Criteria:  Complete the nomination form to nominate a corporation, organization or other institution.  Include responses on a separate page.  You may supplement your nominations with photos, graphs and testimonials, but please attach no more that two (2) additional pages.   You may nominate your own organization or another organization.

How has the organization promoted inclusion?  What programs has the organization supported and by what means (e.g. financially, mentoring, other resources …)?  Explain other ways the firm encourages inclusive participation.  Provide metrics:

  • Outreach
  • Work force development
  • Mentoring
  • Retention
  • Project with quantified results.  What were they?

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Return forms by January 20, 2017 to:


180 Weidman Road, Suite 127

Manchester, MO  63021-5724

Phone     636-394-6200    Fax   636-394-9641


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Save the Date

Annual  Awards Gala

Best Practices and Diversity Inclusion Awards

5:30 – 9:00 pm

Monday, March 6, 2017