2021 Eagle Award

Beard Construction Group, LLC Receives National EIC Eagle Award for Project Frigate – Dow

Port Allen, Louisiana, Beard Construction Group, LLC today announced work on the Project Frigate – Dow in Plaquemine, Louisiana has earned the company a national Excellence in Construction® Eagle Award, presented during ABC Convention 2022 in San Antonio, on March 16. The EIC awards are the construction industry’s leading national competition that honors general and specialty contractors for world-class, safe and innovative construction projects from across the nation.

Major Projects VP Howard Currie and Major Projects VP L. Grant Witty accepting the Eagle Award at the 32nd Annual National Excellence in Construction® Awards in San Antonio, Texas on March 16, 2022.

“Beard Construction Group is honored to receive a national Excellence in Construction® award for the Dow Frigate Project! Certainly we would like to thank the Dow Chemical Company for giving us the opportunity to perform work in it’s facility. From day one, the Dow project was a team effort from all who were involved in the project execution – it was a great experience working for Dow on this project. In addition, I would like to recognize the Beard employees that made this happen. Their dedication, effort, and professionalism put them in “Best of Class” once again. I will always say that BCG’s greatest asset is its employees. Job well done!”
James “Jim” Beard, President and Managing member of BCG.

Beard’s scope of work was scheduled for approximately six months and included site preparation, concrete demolition, excavation, mass concrete foundations, concrete paving, concrete trenching, sheet pile design and installation, sump construction and limestone paving. Beard totaled 42,650 man hours with zero safety incidents through the duration of the project.

“For 32 years, ABC has honored award-winning construction projects like Dow Project Frigate because the work by the team at Beard Construction Group, LLC exemplifies the best of the best in construction,” said 2022 National Chair of the ABC Board of Directors Stephanie Schmidt, president, Poole Anderson Construction, State College, Pennsylvania. “This exemplary construction project was built safely and on time. It is an honor to congratulate Beard Construction Group, LLC for their hard work and showcase of construction excellence.”

This national EIC award honors every member of the construction team, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects are judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation and safety.

A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year’s judges included representatives from the Smithsonian Facilities Construction Division, Construction Management Association of America, Engineering News-Record, Design-Build Institute of America, University Research Institute and various construction-related firms nationwide.
A full list of EIC winners is available on ABC’s website.