2012 Hammurabi Awards
Recognizing designers and contractors who strive for excellence
By Carl Lee
February 9, 2012, the Masonry and Ceramic Tile Institute held their biannual Hammurabi Awards luncheon in the Heritage Banquet Room at the Governor Hotel in downtown Portland.
The Hammurabi Awards, originating in 1971, brings well-deserved recognition to are designers and contractors who strive for excellence in the use of masonry. Display panels and project presentations of all the entires were available for the guests to review.
The guests were also treated to a presentation, the subject being the use of fly ash to replaced portions of cement in grout, to creating a greener product. The presenter Kurt Siggard PE, and the Executive Director of the Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada has been at the forefront of this research.
Awards were given out to the architects, engineers, owners, general contractors, mason contractors and their foreman, for excellence, honor and merit recipients. The Awards committee consisting of three area architects, Joseph Van Lom, Kathy Dietrich and Randy Nishimura, were also on hand.
- University of Portland, Bell Tower
- Keizer City Hall and Police Facility
- Oregon State Hospital, Kirkbride Building
- Saint Francis of Assisi Church
- Music and Science Building, Hood River Middle School
- Verene A. Duncan Elementary School
- Ramona Apartments
- Oxford Hotel - Bend
About the Author
Carl Lee is the Executive Director of the Masonry and Ceramic Tile Institute of Oregon.