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Restoration of Chapel Towers Wins Prestigious Award

Story posted June 01, 2006

Restoration of the Chapel towers was completed in August 2004.

The restoration of the Bowdoin Chapel towers was recently awarded the highest and most sought-after honor within the construction industry: a 2006 Aon Build America Award.

The award was presented to Consigli Construction Co., Inc., recognized for its complex restoration work. The project consisted of the precise dismantling and reconstruction of twin granite towers, stone by stone.

"At Bowdoin College we understand our responsibility to preserve and enhance this beautiful and historic campus, and we're pleased to partner with a company like Consigli on some of our most important construction and renovation projects," said Bowdoin President Barry Mills. "Consigli's work on the Chapel Towers was remarkable - every stone removed, numbered, and replaced. A fantastic and artistic job." (Read the September 2004 Bowdoin Campus News story about the restoration.)

"The Aon Build America Awards recognize the nation's premier projects, big and small, from across the country," said Stephen E. Sandherr, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the organization that gives out the awards. "The Build America Award winners embody the industry at its best and truly illustrate how AGC contractors are building America's quality of life."

Eighteen projects were selected as Aon Build America Award winners and three were selected for merit awards at the AGC's 87th Annual Convention held in March in Palm Springs, Calif.

Consigli, established in 1905, is a construction manager and general contractor serving academic, corporate, health science, and institutional clients throughout New England. The company has offices in Portland, Maine, and Milford, Mass.

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