CCI Wins Two Gold Projects of Distinction Awards for ABC Supply Stadium and The Lincoln Academy

CCI is being recognized for excellence in construction from among nearly 70 building projects that were completed in 2021. 

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin will honor CCI with two Gold Projects of Distinction Excellence in Construction Awards for the ABC Supply Stadium and The Lincoln Academy, both in Beloit, WI. 

The Projects of Distinction Awards recognize construction projects that are built on merit and are judged by a panel of construction experts based on several criteria, including quality, owner satisfaction, unusual challenges and safety. The awards will be presented at a Jan. 27, 2022 banquet at the Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee.

The program had a total of 69 project submissions, with 30 receiving silver awards and 25 receiving gold awards.

“Projects of Distinction demonstrate the excellence in construction services by ABC of Wisconsin members,” said John Mielke, president of ABC of Wisconsin. “These unique projects are evaluated by a panel of architects, engineers and educators in the construction industry and allow Wisconsin’s merit contractors to demonstrate their professionalism, craftsmanship and safety.”

ABC Supply Stadium

ABC Supply Stadium

Photo Credit: Beloit Sky Carp

This 67,000 square-foot, classic brick-clad stadium is more than just the home of the Beloit Sky Carp (formerly the Beloit Snappers) – it also serves as the site for concerts, youth sports and other year-round events. The stadium is the first minor-league stadium in the nation to meet all current MLB Facilities Standards. With an appealing brick center-field entrance opening to downtown and the Rock River, the three-floor stadium offers a 360-degree walkable concourse, two party decks, full-size commercial kitchens, a 40 by 60-foot high-definition video board, indoor suite-level event space, large dugouts, playgrounds, and two concession banks.

While most baseball facilities require at least 11 acres, ABC Supply Stadium had to fit into a 7-acre footprint and be completed in 13 months (not the normal 18 months), all during a global pandemic that impacted material and equipment availability. To get the job done, CCI self-performed some of the work and gathered a talented team of 46 subcontractors. The stadium now stands as a center of community life, providing jobs, entertainment, and a source of pride for the City of Beloit. 

The Lincoln Academy

CCI | Beloit | Lincoln AcademyCCI transformed a former retail center site into an extraordinary new 115,000-square-foot, four-level K4-12 independent charter school that opened on September 1st. According to CCI Project Director Aaron Combs, “We provided preliminary design concepts, oversight and management of the design team, coming up with a pre-construction schedule once the final site was chosen. Then we had to demolish a former grocery store. We had a tight 12-month schedule and site challenges.” CCI worked with unforeseen complications due to existing utilities, the global pandemic, and material delays and shortages. The team kept the project on time while providing a safe and clean work environment. 

The result? A state-of-the-art building that, according to Combs “Will be a national example of school design and functionality.” CCI used many materials and finishes unprecedented in most educational facilities. The school boasts 23 labs integrated throughout the school, glass sliding door/wall panels to allow for flexible classrooms, touchless faucets and sinks in each classroom, a two-story library, a biomedical science room, a robotics lab, makerspace, media production studios, and much more. According to The Lincoln Academy leadership, “This building is an incredible place for scholars to learn and grow.”