2022 Construction Safety Champion of the Year – AGC of America
Banicki Structural Superintendent Matt Hendrie has been named the 2022 Safety Champion of the Year by AGC of America. This one of one national award is an extreme honor, presented to a front-line supervisor who has led their company in achieving an exceptionally high degree of safety excellence. Banicki is privileged to have Matt on our Team, for his outstanding commitment to safety culture and team development are Core Values our company stands for.
AGC of America CEO Steve Sandherr and Milwaukee Tool National Director of Health and Safety Justin Azbill hosted a luncheon to honor Matt and present him with his prestigious award during the annual AGC Construction Safety and Health Conference in Glendale, Arizona in January. Please take a moment to watch the AGC of America and Milwaukee Tool video and article below which highlight Matt.
Matt has been instrumental in leading Banicki’s safety culture of achieving an Injury Free Environment (IFE). This means all activities can be safely performed in a completely Injury Free Environment if the proper planning, best practices, and safety engineering controls are implemented. Matt’s dedication to safety excellence and working in an IFE is best demonstrated by his recent execution of the Post Office Canyon Bridge, an extremely technical project that required meticulous safety planning and execution. Please read about and reference pictures from the award-winning Post Office Canyon Bridge project below.
On top of being a dedicated father and husband, Matt volunteers his time with the Arizona Elk Society to take disabled veterans hunting. Matt gets immense joy taking disabled veterans on safe guided hunts when they otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity. As a health and safety advocate, Matt takes great pride in planning and executing these hunts for disabled veterans, spending countless hours scouting safe and accessible routes for the veterans. Matt is also a sawyer for the Arizona Elk Society with a license to operate a chain saw on national park land through the US Forest Service. As a sawyer, Matt promotes and performs the safe restoration of wildlife habitat throughout Elk range in Arizona.
2022 Arizona AGC Awards Banquet – Banicki Brings Home Three Build Arizona Project of the Year Awards
Banicki’s commitment to delivering best in class projects was recognized at this year’s Arizona AGC Awards Banquet Dinner on January 28th where Banicki took home three Build Arizona Project of the Year Awards. Please read about and reference pictures from these award-winning projects below.
Award-Winning Concrete Work for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Sky Train® Stage 2 Expansion
A four-year project in the making, Banicki performed award-winning concrete work for two of the three new stations on Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Sky Train® Stage 2 expansion project. The $745M overall expansion project, expected to be complete and operational at the end of 2022, extends the Sky Train® automated transit system 2.5 miles from Terminal 3 to the Rental Car Center.
Banicki won the 2021 Arizona ACI Best in Concrete Project of the Year award for our work on both the Rental Car Center Station and the West Terminal Station. Please read about and reference pictures from these two highly technical and complex projects below.