Sealevel Receives Excellence in Construction Merit Award for Piling Project

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Sealevel Construction of Thibodaux has achieved an Excellence in Construction Merit award for their Koch Methanol Piling Project at the new Koch Methanol facility in Vacherie, La. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the award ceremony has been postponed to a later date.



President of Sealevel Construction Richard Roth said, “Our deep foundation crews executed this project safely and efficiently. Receiving this award speaks highly of our team’s work ethic, innovation and commitment to safe performance. I am very proud of our team’s accomplishment.”

As the subcontractor to Brown and Root Industrial Services, Sealevel’s portion of the project consisted of splicing all pipe piles once galvanized, driving a total of 1,808 concrete and pipe piles and installing 44 drilled shafts. These pilings stand as the foundations for future pipe racks, bridges and buildings throughout the new facility.

Though there were several schedule changes and delays, Sealevel managed to complete this $5 million project ahead of schedule, under budget and with zero lost time incidents.



ABC’s Excellence in Construction® Awards has become the premier competition within the construction industry that recognizes outstanding construction projects across the nation. The EIC Awards honor the skill and creativity of the entire team–contractor, owner, architect and engineer–responsible for an outstanding merit shop construction project.

“Our industry is essential in ensuring our economy recovers, and these world-class construction projects are examples of the vital part of that economic engine,” said David Helveston, President and CEO of ABC Pelican. “ABC Pelican members have time and time again met and exceeded the challenges posed by the global pandemic, abiding by the new health and safety standards, employing innovation and new technologies and delivering these projects with excellence in an entirely new reality. Many of these projects began or wrapped while the world grappled with the uncertainty of COVID-19, and these contractors deserve our applause for upholding the prestigious standards set by this competition.”