The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has named Allegiant Stadium as the winner of a 2021 Construction Risk Partners Build America Award, in the Design-Build Building category. Construction of the new $2 billion home for the Las Vegas Raiders was completed in July 2020, marking the end of a successful 31-month-long construction schedule, a mere 40 months after the NFL’s approval of the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas.
As the Design-Build contractor, Mortenson | McCarthy built a team of more than 200 firms and used digital modeling from the start to drive performance and maximize efficiency. This delivery model was critical to the team's success as they navigated unique design elements and installations, and overcame challenges working towards a common interest.
The project achieved industry-leading workforce diversity, exceeded local, small, and women & minority-owned business goals, and established a new industry benchmark in sports construction and for Southern Nevada. It also successfully created long-lasting opportunities for diverse local businesses and its more than 12,000-person craft workforce.
The Build America awards honor AGC members who build the nation’s most impressive construction projects ranging across the building, highway and transportation, utility infrastructure, and federal and heavy divisions. A panel of judges representing a cross-section of the construction industry evaluated all nominated projects for state-of-the-art advancement, project management, innovation in construction techniques or materials, safety record, client service, community relations, environmental sensitivity, and partnering excellence.
Mortenson | McCarthy will be presented the award during AGC’s Annual Convention in September.