Rives Wins Multiple 2023 Excellence in Construction Awards

Posted on November 2, 2023 by markstein

Rives’ projects for Fanny Goldmine Diner, Audi Nashville and Rheumatology & Associates all won awards in the 2023 ABC Alabama Chapter – Excellence in Construction Competition, which is the construction industry’s premier annual awards program. Read more about each of our projects below.

Fanny Goldmine Diner

Our project for Fanny Goldmine Diner won the First Place (Obelisk Award) in the “Other Construction Less Than $5 Million” category.

Fanny Goldmine Diner is a Lake Martin staple, combining modern and classic styles. Rives constructed the restaurant’s interior and exterior dining spaces, which included a courtyard and pavilion. The diner’s rustic exterior features natural stone and cedar timbers to match nearby log cabins and other structures at Russell Crossroads.

Teamwork between the owner, architect, and contractor was instrumental in identifying and implementing cost-saving measures in terms of materials and equipment without compromising the overall quality and integrity of the project.

Audi Nashville

Our work for Audi Nashville won the First Place (Obelisk Award) in the “Renovation $4 Million to $10 Million” category. For this project, an existing pre-engineered warehouse was adapted for use as a new Audi service center, showroom and delivery center.

Exterior improvements included new exterior skin, windows and roofing, and interior improvements included a new shop, parts storage, showroom and offices. Site improvements included new parking and landscaping. Rives used phased planning, daily work schedules and overall CPM schedules to keep this project on track.

Rheumatology & Associates

Rives renovated and restored an office building for Rheumatology Associates in Mountain Brook’s historic office park. This project won the 2nd Place (Merit Award) in the “Historical Restoration Less Than $5 Million” category.

The design team, owner and Rives worked together with state and federal agencies to ensure historical tax credits were received. To qualify, the construction finishes of the exterior and portions of the interior were required to be preserved.

We fully-restored the exterior of the building, and all entryways had to be protected so that the original finishes and construction were not damaged. Additionally, Rives had to preserve the original stairwell.

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