Build Ohio 2023 Win Photo.jpg

2023 AGC Build Ohio Specialty Category Winner

OCP is proud to have been awarded the Build Ohio Award for excellence in construction by the Associated General Contractors of Ohio (AGC) for our work on the MetroHealth Glick Center Project in the Specialty Over $15 Million Category.

The Glick Center, a new 11-floor LEED-certified addition to MetroHealth's campus, is the United States' first EcoDistrict led by a healthcare system. OCP Contractors, chosen for this significant project, adeptly managed to meet stringent timelines, safety standards, and diversity goals amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, which presented severe manpower shortages and material delays. By strategically preplanning and preordering materials, alongside leveraging prefabrication for critical components like headwall units and soffits, OCP overcame these obstacles. Prefabrication also enabled the team to achieve a level of detail not possible with standard construction methods.

Addressing the challenges of installing terracotta cladding, OCP's carpenters delivered exceptionally flat and level surfaces, with the aid of professional surveyors to meet exacting tolerances. A dedicated on-site team was essential to navigate the project's complexities, efficiently handling purchase orders, continuous change orders, and diligently tracking the project's ambitious enterprising and diversity objectives.

Build Ohio nominees are judged by a panel of retired construction professionals based on the following criteria: excellence in project management, innovation in construction techniques and materials, excellence in client service, and meeting the challenge of a difficult job. In the Specialty category, the winners were selected based on: performance as it relates to schedule; client service excellence; meeting the challenge of a difficult job; craftsmanship; and innovations in construction techniques and materials.