LAYTONSVILLE, Md. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recently announced that Ruppert Landscape’s work on the Barbara Truland Butz Healing Garden at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital project in Rockville, Md., has earned the company an Eagle Award in the Sitework/Landscape – All Contract Amounts category of ABC’s Excellence in Construction Awards. Ruppert Landscape representatives received the award Feb. 22 during the 22nd annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.
“ABC is proud to recognize Ruppert Landscape for its outstanding work on the Barbara Truland Butz Healing Garden at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital project,” said Michael D. Bellaman, ABC president and CEO. “This project embodies a commitment to innovation, safety and superior craftsmanship through creativity and skill.”
The Excellence in Construction awards program is a competition developed to honor innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.
Ruppert created a healing garden on the hospital roof while adhering to noise restrictions that required all power tools to be used on the ground to avoid disturbing operating and patient rooms.
A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year's panel included representatives from the Design-Build Institute of America, Engineering News-Record, the American Institute of Architects, the National Association of Women in Construction, and representatives from higher education, among others.
Ruppert Landscape provides commercial landscape construction and management in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia and North Carolina from 15 branch offices and has a long-standing tradition of giving back to the community. In addition, the company operates a 475-acre wholesale tree nursery specializing in large tree growing and moving in Montgomery County, Md.