On Feb. 26, AZRE hosted the 10th annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2014 and the construction teams involved. RED Award trophies were handed out in 10 project categories, to six brokerage teams and safety, subcontractor, architect, general contractor and developer of the year awards were also presented. AZRE also recognized Sunbelt Holdings President and CEO John Graham with a lifetime achievement award. Click here to view all 2015 RED Awards Winners.
Safety Award: McCarthy Building Companies
McCarthy Building Companies’ work on the Banner Estrella Medical Center expansion earned top safety honors from the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health and the highest safety award by OSHA for a healthcare project in 2014. Work on a functioning hospital required meticulous attention to detail so as to not interfere with the building’s existing operation and patients. But this award isn’t just about one project. Safety is something built into the company’s ethos. McCarthy has been recognized by the national Associated General Contractors as the safest large contractor in America, meaning that in more than a million man hours logged every year the company comes out above the rest. In 2013, this organization’s recordable incident rate was 0.54. The industry average is 3.70. This has been the case for more than a decade due to the employee-owned company’s enforcement on safety. It claims its No. 1 priority every day is to ensure its employees and team members return home safely to their loved ones every night through communication, training, motivation and monitoring.