Annual Awards

2020 Call for Entries due October 9, 2020

Purpose:

The Charles J. Pankow, Jr. Award recognizes outstanding and innovative use of concrete in construction. This award was established by the Southern California Chapter in 1984 in honor of Charles J. Pankow, Jr. who served as the International President of ACI in 1980-1981 and who was active in the Southern California Chapter since its founding. The award is made annually, if, in the judgment of the Awards Committee(s), a qualified project and contractor are nominated. 

The citation on the original award presented to Charles Pankow on March 22, 1984 reads:
Special Award
Charles J. Pankow, Jr.

For Distinguished Service to the Concrete Industry As National ACI President, Director and TAC Member One of the Founders of the Southern California Chapter Innovative Engineer and Builder Leader in Concrete Construction

For additional comments/questions regarding the ACISCC Concrete Awards program, please contact Heather Todak, at (626)696-4664 or HTodak@wje.com

The Sam Hobbs Service Award was founded in 1973. The purpose of the award is to honor Sam Hobbs, the founder of the ACI chapter system and the moving force in establishing the first chapter.

The award is made annually at the January meeting of "Changing of the Guard", if, in the judgment if the Awards Committees, a qualified recipient is available. Members in good standing and not currently serving as an officer or director are eligible. The award is to recognize individual service to both the chapter and the concrete industry.

Recipients of the Sam Hobbs Service Award
1974 L. Glenn Switzer
1975 Robert E. Tobin
1976 Leo P. Nicholson
1977 C. Taylor Test
1978 William J. Wheeler
1979 Henry M. Layne
1980 Edgar G. Crawford
1981 Joseph A. Dobrowolski
1982 C. Ross Adams
1983 William F. Norton
1984 Herbert H. Harger
1985 George E. Battey Jr.
1986 Ramon F. Gutierrez
1987 James S. Lai
1988 James McDowell
1989 Leon Stein
1990 Charles Pankow
1991 C. Terry Dooley
1992 Leonard Kasari
1993 Leonard Hobbs
1994 Howard Lux
1995 Rod Elderton
1996 George E. Battey III
1997 Dean J. White
1998 Richard Hyden
1999 Ed "Griff" Sparks
2000 Clifford R. Ohlwiler
2001 Carol Myers
2002 Kirk McDonald
2003 David Lang
2004 James Jaap
2005 Krish Krisnamurthy
2006 John Halverson
2007 Thomas Verti
2008 Lionel Vincent
2009 Jim Miles
2010 Robert Graine
2011 Pasquale "Pat" Murena
2012 Jim Little
2013 Kenneth Sears Jr.
2014 Don Fretz
2015 Chris Forster
2016 Charles Kerzic
2017 Gary Kirk
2018 Neal Lynch
2019 Stefan Reder
2020 Robert Cleeland

 

The Charles J. Pankow, Jr. Award recognizes outstanding and innovative use of concrete in construction. This award was established by the Southern California Chapter in 1984 in honor of Charles J. Pankow, Jr. who served as the International President of ACI in 1980-1981 and who was active in the Southern California Chapter since its founding. The award is made annually, if, in the judgment of the Awards Committees, a qualified project and contractor are nominated. The citation on the original award presented to Charles Pankow on March 22, 1984 reads:

Special AwardCharles J. Pankow, Jr.For Distinguished Service to the Concrete Industry As National ACI President, Director and TAC Member One of the Founders of the Southern California Chapter Innovative Engineer and Builder Leader in Concrete Construction

 

Recipients of the Charles J. Pankow, Jr. Award
1984 Charles J. Pankow, Jr.
1985 Morley Construction - First Interstate Plaza, San Diego and Wilshire West Office Building, Los Angeles
1988 J. A. Jones Construction Co. - Los Angles County Maximum Security Detention Facility & Peter Pitchness Honor Farm, Castaic
1989 SyArt - Parking Garages, Southern California
1990 Parr Construction - The Tower (32-story office building), Burbank
1991 Swinerton & Walberg - The Water Gardens, Santa Monica
1992 Pepper West Construction - City of Orange Police Facility
1993 Kasler Corporation - For Overall Construction Locally
1994 Cal-Pac Construction - Pfau Library Addition, California State University, San Bernardino
1995 ASI-RTC, Inc., Colorado - Little Rock Dam (Roller Compacted Concrete) and Woodward Clyde Associates - Little Rock Water District
1996 Charles Pankow Builders Ltd. - MTA Gateway Center for the innovative use of various types of concrete used in the project
1997 Nielsen Dillingham Builders - Veterans Administration Medical Center
1998 Dinwiddie Construction Co. - The Getty Center Museum, LA
1999 Charles Pankow Builders Ltd. - Metropolitan Water District Headquarters, Los Angeles
2000 McCarthy Building Companies - Disney Resort West Parking Structure, Anaheim
2001 Kiewit Pacific Company - Hollywood Water Quality Improvement Project, Los Angeles
2002 Morley Construction - Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles
2002 McCarthy Construction Company - Hollywood Highland Project (new home of the Academy Awards), Los Angeles
2003 Kiewit Pacific Co. - Olivenhein Dam, San Diego
2004 Highrise Concrete Systems, Inc. - Ocean Villas Condominiums, Long Beach
2005 Morley Construction Company - Getty Villa Renovation & Expansion, Los Angeles
2006 Webcor Builders - The Californian On Wilshire, Los Angeles
2007 Fluor Corporation – The Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa
2008 Zachry Construction Corp. - TXI - Riverside Cement Plant Expansion, Oro Grande
2009 Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd. - Montage Hotel Beverly Hills
2010 Largo Concrete - University Gateway
2011 Benchmark Contractors, Inc. - Shore Hotel
2012 Catalina Pacific Concrete - LACCD Mission College, East Campus Complex / Math & Science Building
2013 Catalina Pacific Concrete - LAX Bradley West Gates TBIT
2013 Catalina Pacific Concrete - LAX Bradley West Core TBIT
2014 Charles Pankow Builders - Grand Avenue Parcel M Apartment Tower aka The Emerson
2015 Morley Construction Company - Film Archive and Preservation Center
2016 Morley Construction Company - Lot G Parking Structure
2017 The Conco Companies - The Wilshire Grand Center
2018 Largo Concrete - Circa

2019 Recipient: Charles J Pankow, Jr. Award UCLA Margo Leavin Art Studio Renovation and Addition

Owner: University of California, Los Angeles
General Contractor: J.R. Abbott Construction, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Concrete Contractor: Largo Concrete, Inc.
Concrete Supplier: Cemex
Architect: Johnston Marklee & Associates 
Submitted by:  Largo Concrete, Inc., Dave Tennis

 
Charles J Pankow, Jr. Award Winners

CONCRETE AWARDS

IN RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AND EXCELLENCE IN CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION

1997 M.A. Mortenson Co. - Henry Mills Filtration Plant - Expansion 2
1998 Turner / Kajima Joint Venture - Aquarium of the Pacific
1999 C.W. Driver Contractors - Smith Campus Center at Pomona College, Pomona
2000 Clark Construction Group - Garden of Champions, Indian Wells
2001 McCarthy Building Companies - Birch Bayview Plaza, Irvine
2002 Bomel Construction Company - The Grove Parking Structure, Los Angeles
2003 Hensel Phelps Construction Company - The Food and Drug Admin. Bldg., Los Angeles
2004 Bomel Construction Company - Pechanga Parking Garage Design Build
2005 Hensel Phelps Construction Company - UC Irvine Natural Sciences Unit No. 2, Irvine
2006 Morley Construction Company - USC Galen Center & Athletic Pavilion, Los Angeles
2007 Clark Construction – Nokia Theatre at LA Live!, Los Angeles
2008 OWR Construction - Plaza Irvine Phase III
2009 Hensel Phelps Construction - University of California Irvine Engineering Hall
2010 KEC Engineering - Haven Avenue Underpass
2011 Bomel Construction Comapny - Tustin Metrolink Parking Structure
2012 Morley Construction Company -  Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavillion
2014 Catalina Pacific Concrete -City of Santa Monica Parking Structure 6
2015 Holliday Rock Co., Inc. - Brand + Wilson 
2016 The Conco Companies - Los Angeles Federal Court House
2017 Largo Concrete, Inc. - C3 Office & Parking Structure
2018 J & M Concrete Contractors - Ten Thousand

2019 Recipient: Outstanding Achievement and Excellence in Concrete Construction Award

Project Name: Santa Monia Proper Hotel
Owner: Santa Monica Proper JV, LLC
General Contractor: Benchmark Contractors, Inc.
Architect:  Howard Laks Architects
Concrete Contractor: Morley Construction Company
Concrete Supplier: Catalina Pacific Concrete
Structural Engineer: Saiful Bouquet
Submitted by:  Morley Construction Company, Jeremy Dominik


Outstanding Achievement and Excellence in Concrete Construction Winners

IN RECOGNITION OF INNOVATIVE USES OF CONCRETE IN CONSTRUCTION

1998 Utility Vault Co. - For their work on floating concrete docks
1999 PCL Construction Services, Inc. - Staples Center, Los Angeles
2000 JE Remediation Technologies - Avila Beach Remediation Project, Avila Beach, CA
2001 Hensel Phelps Construction Company - University of California, Irvine Natural Sciences Unit No. 1, Irvine
2003 Bomel Construction Company - University of California, Los Angeles, Intramural Field
2004 RDS Villages - The Villages of Rio Del Sol
2005 Captured Sea - Bob Hope Memorial Garden, Palm Springs
2006 T.E. Ibberson Company - West Coast Project: Petfood Manufacturing Facility, Victorville
2008 DPR Construction - Film & Television Archive Nitrite Vaults, Los Angeles
2012 Catalina Pacific Concrete - Levitated Mass
2013 Bonanza Concrete - Crossroads West Cafe
2014 J&M Concrete Contractors - Pomona College - Studio Art Hall
2015 MATT Construction - The Broad Museum
2016 Shimoda Design Group - The National Moncular Company
2017 Oldcastle Precast - I-210 Freeway Precast Highway Slabs
2018 Superior Gunite - Academy Museum

2019 Recipient: Innovative Uses of Concrete in Construction Award

Project Name: Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College
Owner: Pomona College
General Contractor: Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction
Structural Engineer: Nabih Youssef Associates
Architect: Gensler
Design Architect: Machado Silvetti
Concrete Contractor: Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction
Concrete Supplier: Holliday Rock
Submitted by:  Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction, Melissa Dones


Innovative Use of Concrete in Construction Winners

IN RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN DESIGN AND ENGINEERING

1999 FCI Constructors, Managing Partner of Joint Venture and Silverado Constructors, Design Build Team Leader - Eastern Transportation Corridor State Route 241, Orange County
2000 Matt Construction Corp. - Jewish Federation Headquarters, Los Angeles
2001 Matt Construction Corp. - Ahmanson Hall, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles
2004 J.D. Diffenbaugh, Inc. - Yeager Center, California Baptist University
2005 Tutor-Saliba Corporation - Ronald Tutor Hall, University of Southern California
2006 Hensel Phelps Construction Company - Bren Hall, UCI, Irvine
2007 PCL Construction – West Parking at LA Live!, Los Angeles
2009 Morley Construction Company - California Science Center Phase II Expansion
2010 Bomel Construction Comapny, Inc. - CSUF East Campus Parking Structure (PS4)
2013 Morley Builders - UCLA Edie and Lew Wasserman Building
2014 Holliday Rock Co., Inc. - Hale Medical Center
2015 Largo Concrete, Inc. - Great Wolf Resort 
2016 Shimoda Design Group - The Collective
2017 Hi-Grade Materials Co. - Weed Army Community Hospital
2018 Largo Concrete, Inc. - Frontierland Expansion

2019 Recipient: IN RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN DESIGN AND ENGINEERING:

Project Name: LA Memorial Coliseum Renovation
Owner: University of Southern California
General Contractor: Hathaway Dinwiddie AECOM HUNT
Structural Engineer: Nabih Youssef Associates
Concrete Contractor: The Conco Companies
Concrete Supplier: National Ready Mixed Concrete
Submitted by:  The Conco Companies, Nestor Miranda

 
Outstanding Performance in Design and Engineering Winners

IN RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL USAGE OF CONCRETE

2009 Beeson Pervious Concrete - LAX Crossfield Taxiway Parking Lot
2010 Hensel Phelps - UCI Medical Center Clinical Laboratory Research Building
2014 Shaw & Sons - Ennis Home
2016 J & M Concrete Contractors - Marne Garden Courtyard


IN RECOGNITION OF DECORATIVE USES OF CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION

2006 Diamond Masonry - Wal-Mart Super Center, Palm Desert
2012 Shaw & Sons - Los Angeles Grand Park
2013 J&M Concrete Contractors- Anahein Convention Center Grand Plaza
2015  J & M Concrete Contractors - Lake Forest Sports Park
2016 J & M Concrete Contractors - The Source at Beach 
2017 Morley Builders - Water Garden
2018 Bomel Construction Company Inc.- LAFC Stadium (Banc of California Stadium)

2019 Recipient: IN RECOGNITION OF DECORATIVE USES OF CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION:

Project Name: 5900 Wilshire East Side Improvements
Owner: The Ratkovich Company
General Contractor: Driver SPG
Landscape Architect: EPTDESIGN
Concrete Contractor: Trademark Concrete Systems. Inc.
Concrete Supplier: National Ready Mix
Submitted by:  Trademark Concrete Systems, Inc., Allen Worrell


Decorative Uses of Concrete Construction Winner

IN RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENT USE OF CONCRETE IN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION

2008 Building Construction Specialties, Inc. - Skinner Residence
2011 Building Construction Specialties, Inc. - Sowers Residence
2012 Robertson's on behalf of Robert Renteria, Angels's Landscape - Gale Residence
2015 Beeson Pervious Concrete - Rosebud – Bell Residence

2019 Recipient: IN RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENT USE OF CONCRETE IN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION

Project Name: 888 at Grand Hope Park
Owner: CIM Group
General Contractor: Suffolk Construction Company
Landscape Architect: Studio-MLA
Concrete Contractor: Trademark Concrete Systems, Inc.
Concrete Supplier: Catalina Pacific
Submitted by:  Trademark Concrete Systems, Inc., Brian Nichols


Excellent use of Concrete in Residential Construction Winner

IN RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN REPAIR & RESTORATION 

2015 Metropolitan Water District - FE Weymouth Water Treatment Plant 
2017 Pankow Builders - Ford Theaters Renovation
2018 The Conco Companies - La Memorial Coliseum Renovation (Phase 1)

EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
 
2013 Catalina Pacific Concrete - The Reserve

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