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NuHeights 2017 Winners

NuHeights 2017 Winners

Norfolk, Neb. (July 31, 2017) – Vulcraft has announced the winners of its 2017 NuHeights Design Awards. The competition is designed to acknowledge outstanding design, architecture and the diverse applications of building with steel joist and decking. The award winners were chosen for their unique and innovative use of Vulcraft/Verco Group products to producestate-of-the-art buildings.


The fourth annual NuHeights Design Awards competition was open to fabricators, erectors, engineers, architects and general contractors of nonresidential buildings in the U.S. and Canada who completed projects using Vulcraft Joists or Steel Decking, Verco Decking or Ecospan Composite Floor System products. The projects must have been completed between Jan. 1, 2016, and Oct. 31, 2016, to be eligible for the 2017 awards. Winners were selected by an independent panel of judges.


“We are eager to recognize the achievements of the many professionals in our industry who strive for creative solutions using the most advanced technology,” said Al Behr, president of Vulcraft/Verco Group. “This year’s competition winners exemplify excellence in design and construction in building with steel.”


The winners are as follows:



NUSENDA Credit Union

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico  

Fabricator: Albuquerque Steel Products

Architect/Designer: SHA Architects

Engineer: Walla Engineering, LTD

General Contractor: Hart Construction Inc.



Central Forsyth High School

Location: Cumming, Georgia

Fabricator: Universal Steel, Inc.,

Architect/Designer: Clark Patterson Lee

Engineer: Clark Patterson Lee

General Contractor: Parrish Construction, Roswell



The Lakes at Jefferson

Location: Mercer, Pennsylvania

Fabricator: Chambers Steel

Architect/Designer: John Gruitza & Associates

Engineer: Petrus Engineering

General Contractor: NuBridge Development, Declan Construction



Woodward ITS

Location: Fort Collins, Colorado

Fabricator: Puma Steel

Architect/Designer: Ghafari

Engineer: Ghafari

General Contractor: MA Mortenson

Erector: LPR Construction


Multifamily Apartments

The L

Location: Chicago, Illinois 

Fabricator:  Aetna Engineering Works

Architect/Designer: Brininstool + Lynch

Engineer: C.E. Anderson & Associates

General Contractor: ARCO/Murray National Construction Co.



State Office Building

Location: Frankfort, Kentucky

Fabricator: Harry Gordon Steel Co., Inc.

Architect/Designer: EOP Architects

Engineer: Brown & Kubican Structural Engineers

General Contractor: D.W. Wilburn


Recreation & Building-of-the-Year

The Range at Austin

Location: Austin, Texas

Fabricator: Construction Metal Products

Architect/Designer: Clayton & Little Architects

Engineer: Structures

General Contractor: Sabre Commercial





World of Beer-Westshore

Location: Tampa, Florida

Fabricator: Konitz Construction Co.

Architect/Designer: Slater & Associates LLC.

Engineer: Cabana & Fernandez Structural

General Contractor: JCON Construction



Worcester Regional Transit Authority

Location: Worcester, Massachusetts

Fabricator: United Steel

Architect/Designer: STV, Inc.

General Contractor: Skanska USA Building, Inc.



Certco Femrite Cooler

Location: Madison, Wisconsin   

Fabricator: Daigle Brothers LLC

Architect/Designer: JSD Professional Services

Engineer: JSD Professional Services

General Contractor: Sullivan Design Build



About Vulcraft/Verco Group

As an engineered products group of Nucor Corporation, Vulcraft is the leading producer of steel joists and decking in the United States. Since 1946, Vulcraft has worked to develop industry-leading products through the latest technology, in the safest environment possible. Team members are dedicated to creating solutions for a range of customers with varying needs by uniting innovation, customer service and quality products. Vulcraft produces joists, joist girders and steel deck from manufacturing facilities that span seven states: South Carolina, Nebraska, Alabama, Texas, Indiana, Utah and New York. Verco Decking, Inc. is the leading corrugated steel roof and floor deck manufacturer on the West Coast, with one facility in Arizona and two in California. For more information, please visit: or

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