UNCG Campus Weekly

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Nano building wins big award

The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering building, which opened last fall, has received the 2012 Star Award for projects costing more than $20 million from the Construction Professionals Network of North Carolina.

The CPN Star Award is a symbol of excellence in construction and the selection is based on the merits and challenges of the project. The Star Awards recognize the projects along with CPN members who participated in the projects.

Receiving the award for a project under $20 million was the International Civil Rights Center & Museum.

The JSNN is the first building for the joint school of two local universities. and the high-tech research there will attract private partners to participate and become an economic engine to drive the community and the state into the 21st century, said Patrick, who was chair of the Star Awards committee.

The JSNN won over area projects that included the UNCG School of HHP locker room renovation; N.C. A&T general academic classroom building; WFU off-site storage facility renovation, Winston-Salem; N.C. Merz Pharmaceutical warehouse upfit, Greensboro; Greensboro Aquatic Center.

CPN of North Carolina, Inc. is a statewide, non-profit organization of business and professional leaders who are involved with design, construction and related services. Its mission is to utilize expertise for the common good of the membership, industry and community.

By Steve Gilliam