The Construction Users Roundtable Announces its 2019 Construction Industry Safety Excellence Award Winners

Posted Nov 13, 2019

For Immediate Release

November 6, 2019

The Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) is proud to announce its annual Construction Industry Safety Excellence (CISE) Award Winners and calls upon the industry to continue its progress in promoting construction site safety across the United States, Canada and the rest of the globe. As one of its core initiatives CURT is committed to working towards continued improvement in construction industry safety performance.

CURT is an association of leading corporations dedicated to the promotion of cost effective construction methods. The members, as major consumers of construction services seek to foster improved construction safety performance through recognition of the achievement of excellence and the promotion of proven effective work practices.

The CISE Award seeks to encourage efforts to improve safety by recognizing safety leaders in all segments of the construction industry. Award applications were distributed to CURT members as well as leading national contractor associations and local construction user councils throughout the United States and Canada.

“The CURT CISE Award winners have once again established new levels of safety performance, culture and innovation that proves zero injuries can be achieved. Our class of 2019 award recipients have reinforced our belief that owner companies, contractor companies, and our skilled crafts can partner effectively together to design and build complex domestic and international projects that meet specific business needs and provide jobs while protecting the health and safety of everyone on those projects. CURT is proud to present world class performance and teamwork resulting in the highest commitment to safety as defined by the CURT Owners’ Safety Blueprint. Please join me in applauding these leaders of industry who by example demonstrate that construction safety is not just another priority, but a true personal value to their organizations.” Art Limper (Merck & Co., Inc.), CURT Board Member and Past Safety Committee Chair

Many thanks go to the CURT Construction Industry Safety Excellence Awards Committee, Co-Chaired by Chris Fought, Associate Director-Construction Safety for The Americas, Merck & Co., Inc., and Kevin Owsiany, Director-Project Management, Johnson & Johnson.

The CURT CISE Owner Safety Awards were presented to:

Company-wide Project:

ExxonMobil Global Projects Company Baytown Area Projects

U.S. Project, 12 or more months in duration:

Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center VanNess Campus Hospital Project

Merck & Co., Inc. – Honorable Mention

Outside the U.S. Project, less than 12 months in duration:

The Procter & Gamble Company

Outside the U.S. Project, 12 or more months in duration:

MSD Brinny V116

These awards recognize the important role of owners in managing safety performance and achieving excellent results.

The CURT CISE Constructor Safety Awards went to contractors in various categories recognizing their outstanding safety performances over the past three years. Award recipients were:

NAICS Code 237:  Heavy Construction Contractors

     >500,000 and ≤ 3 million work hours/year

      BMWC Constructors, Inc.

      Barriere Construction Co., LLC – Honorable Mention

NAICS Code 238:  Special Trade Contractors

>200,000 and ≤ 500,000 man hours/year

Standard Constructors, Inc.

     >500,000 and ≤ 3 million work hours/year


National Steel City Power and Industrial – Honorable Mention

     >3 million work hours/year


ISC Constructors, LLC – Honorable Mention

Encouraging owners and contractors to adopt the principles outlined in the CURT publication entitled, The Construction Owners’ Safety Blueprint, demonstrates CURT’s commitment to promoting a safer construction industry.

“Safety Improvement will continue to be a key deliverable and core value for CURT and its member firms. Those who do an outstanding job at reducing construction workers’ injuries are to be commended,” said Gregory Sizemore, CURT Executive Vice President. He continues, “Owners will continue to work towards continuous safety improvement.”

CURT announced these prestigious awards and made the presentations at its 2019 Awards of Excellence Celebration at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach in Clearwater, Florida on November 5, 2019.