Urata & Sons Concrete wins prestigious CEMEX Building Award for work on Golden 1 Center in Sacramento - Urata & Sons Concrete wins prestigious CEMEX Building Award for work on Golden 1 Center in Sacramento - CEMEX USA
Houston, Texas - November 13, 2017
The innovative Golden 1 Center, home to the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, has a new title of its own, winning first place in the Sustainable Building category of the 2017 International Edition of the CEMEX Building Award at a ceremony Thursday in Mexico City.
Urata & Sons Concrete accepted the award for their work on the state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue after topping 12 other sustainable-building finalists from around the world.
The $477 million arena, one of the largest construction projects in Sacramento in the last decade, was completed in late 2016, and required large, strictly-timed pours to meet its specifications. The stadium seats 19,000 people, and it is an interactive, smart and frictionless building that utilizes enhanced Wi-Fi architecture and sensors to ensure connectivity.
“Urata & Sons Concrete is very proud of the work we did on the Golden 1 Center using quality building materials from CEMEX,” said Rick Rice, Urata & Sons Concrete Senior Project Manager. “It’s an honor to be recognized internationally for that work, and we look forward to building many more innovative projects in Northern California in the years to come.”
“The CEMEX Building Award encourages top-performing players in the industry, like Urata & Sons Concrete, to develop buildings using superior concrete products and advanced techniques,” CEMEX USA CEMEX USA Regional President – West Region Eric Wittmann said. “The Golden 1 Center is a great example of what you can accomplish with innovation, expertise and quality building materials.”
A second project in the United States, the Sufism Reoriented Sanctuary in Walnut Creek, Calif., was named a finalist in this year’s competition in the Building category.
The CEMEX Building Award recognizes the best in architecture and construction worldwide each year and over its 26-year history has developed into the benchmark for best practices in international construction. This year, a total of 61 finalists from 17 countries were recognized at the award ceremony.
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