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Butte College Building Honored as One of the Best Design-Build Projects in the Nation
The Design-Build Institute of America is proud to announce its 2020 Design-Build Project/Team Award Winners, including Butte College - Welding & Manufacturing Building, which has received a National Design-Build Merit Award in the Educational Facilities category. The project will also go on to compete for a National Award of Excellence and Project of the Year to be announced at DBIA’s Design-Build Conference & Expo Awards Ceremony, October 29th.
The Butte-Glenn Community College District Welding & Manufacturing Building Project is the district’s first Design-Build project. The project provides a new 60,283 SF state-of-the-art, vocational education-welding and manufacturing center that allows the District to double its state and nationally acclaimed welding and manufacturing technical education program and meet industry demand for a skilled and trained workforce. The facility includes 12,690 ASF fully conditioned one-story administrative/classroom wing. The one-story administrative/classroom areas are connected to a 29,894 ASF, 24-foot clearstory semi-conditioned building structure that houses two 9,242 SF welding laboratories each with 46 custom designed welding booths and one 11,525 SF manufacturing laboratory.
As the use of design-build continues to grow across all sectors, so has the number of impressive project success stories. This year’s award winners lead the industry by delivering some of the most extraordinary design-build projects in the nation.