National Association of Minority Contractors names Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital Project of the Year

The National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) South Carolina Chapter has recognized the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital as “Project of the Year Award.”

According to Allen Brown, marketing chair of the South Carolina chapter of NAMC, the award is based on three categories: access, advocacy and capacity building. Jean-Marc Villain, with MUSC Supplier Diversity, accepted the award on behalf of the medical university.

Construction began in downtown Charleston in August, 2016 on the 10-story, $385 million MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion and is expected to open in late 2019. The new facility will replace the current 28-year-old MUSC Children’s Hospital, providing space for additional patients, expanded services and more spacious, family-centered amenities.

Construction Managers Robins & Morton, along with associate partners Cumming Corporation and Brownstone Construction Group have teamed up with numerous minority contractors based in South Carolina to build this magnificent facility. Some of the minority contractors include: CCCS International, Paragon Builders, Palmetto Civil Group, LLE Construction, Hard Hat Transportation, Brown Enterprise and DK Hayden.

Founded in Oakland, California in 1969, NAMC is the oldest minority construction trade association in the United States with over 50 Hall of Fame members and Legacy Builders and an annual project capacity of over one billion dollars nationally. Through a network of local chapters and in collaboration with strategic and corporate partnerships, NAMC assists members with building capacity by providing access to opportunity, advocacy, and contractor development training.