Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Design-Build Merit Award Given to Little Ajax Affordable Housing in Aspen

Aspen, CO – The Design-Build Institute of America awarded the Little Ajax Affordable Housing project in Aspen, Colorado with a Merit Award for General Design-Build Under $10 million dollars.

The affordable housing project was built with a $3.9 million dollar subsidy from the City of Aspen. The project team included, Peter Gluck and Partners (Architect), GK Construction (Design-Builder), KL&A (Structural Engineers), Beaudin Ganze Consulting Engineers (MEP Engineers) Walsh Environmental (Environmental Engineers), CTL Thompson (Geotechnical) and Joe Wells (Land-Use).

Beaudin Ganze Consulting Engineers (BGCE), provided mechanical and electrical engineering and construction administration services for this 14-unit affordable housing development.

"We designed a highly efficient, low-cost building systems solution for this project,” said Dan Koelliker, Principal in BGCE’s Avon office. “This project is the model of a successful affordable housing development and we were excited to be part of it.”

BGCE is proud to be an industry leader in energy, LEED, commissioning, mechanical, electrical, lighting and technology engineering from offices in Sacramento and Truckee, California; Vail, Denver and Fort Collins, Colorado; and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sustainable design for reduced operating and maintenance costs is fundamental to the firm’s practice. Since inception in 1991, BGCE has grown to over 50 staff members, of which 86% are LEED Accredited Professionals. For more information, please visit www.bgce.com.

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