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Kirlin Builders Earns National Safety Award from Associated Builders and Contractors

Kirlin Builders has been named the winner of a National Safety  Excellence Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Based in Rockville MD, but servicing our military men and women across the world, Kirlin Builders received the award March 21st during the 28th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards at ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, Calif.

The National Safety Awards are presented in three major North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code categories: NAICS 236 – Construction of Buildings; NAICS 237 – Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction; and NAICS 238 – Specialty Trade Contractors.

“Associated Builders and Contractors is thrilled to honor Kirlin Builders, whose world-class safety processes and safety culture has created an environment where every employee understands that the wellbeing of those around them is everyone’s responsibility,” said 2018 ABC National Chair George R. Nash Jr., director of preconstruction at Branch & Associates, Herndon, Va. “Kirlin Builder’s impressive safety record shows the clear difference that an uncompromising, top-down commitment to safety makes in a contractor’s performance and we are proud to call them an ABC member.”

The 2017 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold status in ABC’s Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP). During the selection process, national safety winners were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable incident rates, leading indicator use, process and program innovations and video interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Environment, Health and Safety Committee. See the full list of winners on abc.org.

STEP is the standard for developing world-class safety programs in construction and is designed to help both large and small contractors evaluate every aspect of their corporate safety and health program and identify opportunities for improvement. According to ABC’s latest Safety Performance Report, the best-performing ABC members STEP participants can reduce recordable incidents by up to 85 percent, making the best-performing companies 670 percent safer than the industry average.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950 that represents more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit them at abc.org.

Stand Down Week Achieves 100% Participation

For the second straight year, Kirlin Builders has achieved 100% participation from our construction professionals and subcontractors in completing OSHA’s Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.

Fall Protection is one of the most commonly cited OSHA standard violations. In 2014, the year before the program was implemented, 337 of the 874 fatalities on the job site in construction were as a result of falls from elevation. These are preventable tragedies that with awareness, training, and a team buy-in concept can be drastically reduced.

At Kirlin Builders job sites from Maryland to Hawaii, each of our construction professionals led sessions with our subcontractors to review proper fall protection measures on the job site – notably ones specific to our ongoing projects. That’s more than 75 projects at over 33 locations across the United States. Kirlin Builders construction managers and our subcontractor reviewed proper use of equipment, checking for safe processes, and being proactive about spotting and stopping unsafe practices.

Last year we were part of the over 2.5 million workers who took part in this nationwide effort. This year, OSHA expects more than 5 million participants to Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. Thank you to all our dedicated site staff who made our 2016 Stand Down week a rousing success, and to 100% participation for 2017!

Kirlin Builders Attend Blue Book Showcase at FedEx Field

On April 21st, the Kirlin Builders estimating team was in full force (photo below) at the Blue Book Showcase at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. The event, attended by some 700 subcontractors in all the major construction trades, served as a great opportunity to meet with new and prospective subcontracting partners to help them and Kirlin Builders pursue new project opportunities in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. We were thrilled to meet several small and minority businesses who are primed to work with us on projects in the coming months and years.

For more information on Blue Book Network Showcases, click here for a list of upcoming events, and look out for Kirlin Builders at other showcase events in your area!

If you missed the event, but want to work with Kirlin Builders, please visit our Subcontractors page.

Blue Book FedEx Field

Kirlin Builders Wins CURT Safety Award for 2015

CURT Award

CURT – the Construction Users Roundtable – awarded Kirlin Builders the 2015 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Construction Industry Safety Excellence on November 10th. KB Safety Director “Moose” Hamid (middle right), Project Manager Richard Lennon (middle left) and Senior Vice President Gerald Lemons (second over from the left) accepted the award November 10th at the CURT Awards Gala in Houston, Texas. The safety award was recognition for KB’s hard work and persistence in keeping our project sites safety compliant.  Our contribution to safety, thoughtful planning and oversight, and going the extra mile was instrumental in us garnering this fantastic distinction. The CURT award is constructed from four different materials — glass, wood, metal, and stone — to represent the construction industry. It proudly sits on the front table as employees and visitors frequent KB’s Corporate Headquarters in Rockville, MD.

Kirlin Builders at the Blue Book Showcase Event

On October 22nd Kirlin Builders was at the Blue Book Network’s Showcase event at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD. This event aggregates General Contractors, Architects, Facility Managers, Property Managers, Subcontractors, Suppliers, and Manufacturers under one roof for the purpose of educating and building new relationships for clients and partners alike.

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