KBS has recognized The Penny at Jackson Ward construction team with two awards in quality and safety for the fourth quarter of 2018.
The Penny at Jackson Ward team includes: Richard Bishop, carpenter; Megan Garland, project assistant; Michael Louthan, superintendent; Mark Loving, project manager; Charlie Schwabe, project engineer; and Van Vankerckhove, assistant superintendent. The project is a 202,000-square-foot mixed-use development with 166 apartment units and one-story of retail space in Richmond, Va.
The team received the Excellence in Safety Award for their utilization of the KBS safety department for additional guidance and inspections beyond the standard weekly site inspections.
“Outside of the normal weekly safety visits, the team has often called on the safety department to provide guidance on an issue or to simply ensure compliance by subcontractors. Multiple mock OSHA inspections have been requested by the site team and conducted at the site,” said Mark Lambert, corporate safety director. “This type of cooperation, and for exemplifying KBS’ zero-injury goal, has earned the project team the recognition they have worked so hard to achieve.”
The team received the Excellence in Quality Award for their performance in inspecting each trade work and ensuring precise installation.
“They have truly been a great example of what a project-specific quality control program should look like,” said Matt Kamstra, corporate quality director. “This team has done an excellent job of working with the design team to address design questions as they come up. This dialogue has been great for staying ahead of the construction schedule.”