May 29, 2018

AFG / GSA PBS Winner of the 2017 CMAA NCC CM Excellence Award

May 30, 2018 – Herndon, VA – The AFG Group, Inc. (AFG)/General Services Administration (GSA) Public Buildings Services (PBS) Team has been named winner of the 2017 Construction Management Excellence Award for Small Firms by the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) National Capital Chapter (NCC) for its efforts on the $16.6M GSA Sidney Yates Federal Building Exterior Restoration Project.

The CM Excellence Category recognizes exemplary contributions to the CM industry over the past year. Considerations for the award include the level of complexity of the project, how creativity was fostered in the execution of the project, and the level of success of the project outcomes. This is the second year for the CM Excellence Category and the second time that the AFG and GSA PBS team has won the award.

On the winning project, the AFG and GSA PBS team provided CM services, overseeing the restoration of all 6,400 masonry units, all 555 windows, and all stonework, using 19th-century materials and methods to meet historic preservation standards. The Yates Building, constructed in 1879, is located in Washington, DC on the National Mall.

The AFG Team included: Kai Goodrich, CCM, CHC, LEED AP, Project Director, Thomas Johnson, Project Manager, Ly Huynh, Construction Manager, Bridget Rogers, Assistant Project Manager, Dajah Massey, Field Engineer, and Joseph Soraghan, Associate. The GSA PBS Team was led by Douglas Selby, Project Manager.

“We are honored to be recognized for this award two years in a row. It is truly a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and diligence of the AFG team as well as evidence of our employee’s ability to work seamlessly with the GSA PBS.”

AFG’s CEO, Cheryl O’Connor

About AFG Group, Inc.

AFG Group, Inc. is a woman-­owned firm focused on multi-­disciplined program, construction, and relocation management, with a national portfolio of work in healthcare, laboratories, courthouses, educational facilities, and government buildings. With 30 years of business acumen, AFG has earned a reputation for providing strong expertise, responsiveness, and project execution that helps owners navigate through complex design, procurement, construction, and activation processes.