Harry Eckstein Safety Profes- sional of the Year Award – Cole Davis, Nova Group, Inc.
Safety on a High Hazard Project
Safety Effort of a Project Team – Myers & Sons Construction, LP, for the San Mateo Hayward Bridge Deck Resurfacing & Electrical Facilities Upgrade.
– Flatiron West, Inc. for the South Fork Smith River Road project.
Individual Safety Effort of a Superintendent – Paul Harlow with Syblon Reid.
Unique Safety Application – Nova Group, Inc. for an underwater camera inspection system designed for a fuel pier replacement project for the U.S. Navy at Pt. Loma, San Diego. Awards were also presented in three
occupational categories – Building, Heavy/Civil/Highway and Specialty – and were organized by the number of work hours completed during 2015. Winners in these categories are outlined below.
Keynote speaker Philip Niemer
Cole Davis – Safety Professional of Year Cole Davis, Corporate Safety Director of Nova Group, Inc., Napa, is the
AGC/Harry Eckstein Safety Professional of the Year. Named in honor of Guy F. Atkinson Company’s former safety director,
Harry Eckstein, the prestigious award reflects the safety knowledge and experience, the quality and effectiveness of the award winner’s company safety program, as well as the leadership quality and performance displayed by the individual. Davis has 13 years’ experience as a safety professional in the construction
industry and brings a pragmatic, focused and driven approach to fostering a safe work environment. He joined Nova in 2012 as a site safety & health officer, and after successful completion of a complicated Navy project that received a Star Safety Award he was promoted to Corporate Safety Director in March 2013. Davis has championed Nova safety innovations and new safety training
standards, while simultaneously more than doubling the size of his safety team to accommodate recent growth at Nova as a result of acquisition by a publicly traded company, Quanta Services. He increased Nova’s involvement in safety industry organizations and is always looking for new and innovative practices and safety techniques to further both Nova and the construction industry as a whole. Under his guidance, Nova’s safety efforts received multiple industry recognition in 2014 and 2015 from owner’s groups and the industry. Nova Group Pacific
Northwest Opera- tions Manager Walt Schwartz said that Davis “encourages positivity, open communication and continued improvement in all aspects of Nova’s safety program.”
Cole Davis, Nova Group, Inc., accepts the 2016 Harry Eckstein Safety Professional of the Year award from 2015 recipient Joe Ontiveros, Shimmick Construction Co., Inc.
AGC of California’s First Place Safety Awards of Excellence
winners include: Building Division Under 300,000 worker hours – Unger Construction Co.
Heavy/Civil/Highway Division Under 300,000 worker hours – Blois Construction, Inc.
Heavy/Civil/Highway Division 300,001-500,000 worker hours – Myers and Sons Construction, LP.
Specialty Division Under 500,000 worker hours – Lyles Mechanical Co.
Heavy/Civil/Highway Division 500,000-1 million worker hours – Shimmick Construction Co., Inc.
Specialty Division Over 1 million worker hours – Underground Construction Company, Inc.
Heavy/Civil/Highway Division Over 1 million worker hours – Flatiron West, Inc.
Building Division Over 1 million worker hours – Swinerton Builders.
Second Place Safety Awards of
Excellence winners include: Building Division Under 300,000 worker hours – Monterey Mechanical Co.
Heavy/Civil/Highway Division Under 300,000 worker hours – Herzog Contracting Corp.
Specialty Division Under 500,000 worker hours – B.T. Mancini Co., Inc.
Building Division Over 1 million worker hours – Hensel Phelps.
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