Elgin Community College's Building A was recently recognized
as a 2013 Project of the Year recipient by Construction Industry
Service Corporation (CISCO). CISCO's annual Pride in Construction
Award program recognizes top quality union construction projects in
ECC was recognized as the winner of the New Construction/Suburbs
(above $20 million) category. The college received the award during
the association's annual breakfast on Friday, Jan. 31, at
Maggiano's Little Italy in Schaumburg.
"We are proud to recognize these projects, organizations and
individuals for this prestigious award," says CISCO Executive
Director Dan Allen. "The projects we receive each year demonstrate
that the union construction industry produces the best product
anywhere in the world, and this year's entries and winners
perfectly illustrates that point."
Building A was funded through a 2009 bond referendum and was
completed in 2012, six months ahead of schedule. It has 29 new
classrooms, laboratories, and teaching spaces that simulate the
environments in which future graduates will work.
The building houses the college's biology, microbiology, anatomy
and physiology, environmental biology, massage therapy, dental
assisting, radiography, clinical lab technology, EMT-paramedic,
health and wellness management, histotechnology, nursing, physical
therapist assistant, surgical technology, and phlebotomy programs.
It also will receive LEED Silver certification, which underscores
the college's focus on environmental stewardship.
"Building A is an excellent example of the college's commitment
in helping students to bridge the gap between their education and
their careers," says ECC President David Sam, PhD, JD, LLM. "There
was a great amount of thought put into the construction of this
magnificent building and we are grateful for this recognition by