Steel Erection Projects Win SEAA Awards

The winner of the Class I Erection Contract up to $500,000 category was AISC member LPR Construction for their work on the I-225 Florida Pedestrian Bridge, Aurora, Colo. 

The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) has announced the winners of its annual Project of the Year competition. Projects are recognized for their complexity, and companies are awarded for overcoming challenges while maintaining safe work standards. The award-winning projects, which all topped out last year, are: the I-225 Florida Pedestrian Bridge, Aurora, Colo., erected by AISC member LPR Construction; 625 West 57th St., Manhattan, N.Y.; the Liberty University Fine Arts School of Music, Lynchburg, Va., erected by AISC member/certified erector CSE, Inc.; and the University of Mississippi Basketball Arena, Oxford, Miss., erected by AISC member/certified erector Bracken Construction Co. Project information and photos can be found here.

“Each year, I am amazed at the increasing complexity of steel erection projects SEAA members undertake,” said Project of the Year committee chairman Alan Sears. “These projects are representative of the unique challenges steel erection contractors must overcome. Teamwork with the fabricator, engineer and detailers is often essential to creative, cost-effective completion of structural steel construction jobs,” he said.

SEAA is now accepting nominations from its members for projects topped out this year. Submissions must be received by February 3, 2017. For more about entering the competition, visit