Ajax Building Corporation has won a prestigious Eagle Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) North Florida Chapter for building the $12.9 million Public Safety Institute on Eastern Florida State College’s Melbourne campus.
The Excellence in Construction competition is conducted every other year to recognize quality and innovation in construction and is the only one of its kind in northwest Florida. Independent industry experts judge the submissions on presentation, unique and notable characteristics and safety.
Completed in January 2015, the 67,000 square-foot facility was built in 12 months. It consolidates all academic instruction for the Public Safety program and houses offices of the college president. In addition to classrooms, labs and support services, specialized spaces include tactical training, weight rooms, obstacle courses and mock courtrooms. The Institute’s façade showcases the new brand of buildings on the college’s growing flagship campus. The project won in the Institutional over $10 million category.