For their efforts to better protect the public, six private and public businesses have been recognized for increasing their building safety and accessibility. This morning, the City of Boise unveiled its choices for the 2012 Building Excellence Awards. The awards will be presented at WEdnesday's Building Owners and Managers Association luncheon.
-Cole Community Church and School were honored for increasing building safety through wall and ceiling upgrades, a new fire alarm system and better emergency exits.
-Concordia Law School was honored for its new three-story law school, on track to receive LEED Silver certification.
-Lancaster Terrace Apartments were honored for repairing floor systems, exterior stairs, guardrails and handrails and the installation of new smoke alarms.
-The Robert Jardine Residence was honored for its green construction features and use of recycled glass.
-Roosevelt Elementary School was honored for is renovations to its century-old building, including the introduction of fire sprinklers, exterior ramps and an a new elevator for greater accessibility.
-Terry Reilly Health Services Outpatient Clinic was recognized for building new ramps and an elevator for its disabled clients.
"These folks are the unseen heroes of building safety," said Jenifer Gilliland, the City of Boise's building division manager. "[They're} investing thousands of dollars on projects that no one sees, but which make all of us safer and improve the quality of our lives."