News & Awards


Davis Wins Two ExcellencE Awards!!

The Dome Reconstruction Effort, led by Josh Pepperd and Dean Cagle, won the 2018 AGC Excellence in Construction Award for a project under $5,000,000!

After a heavy snow load collapsed one of the world’s largest air-supported structures, JL Properties and Davis Constructors & Engineers took on the challenge of repairing and re-inflating the massive Anchorage sports facility. The 4-acre, 85-foot-tall structure, a huge fabric balloon, is held down by cables and held up by pressurized air. Teams worked tirelessly to bring it back for the Anchorage community. Bright modern LED lighting, a world-class artificial turf, and numerous improvements and additions turned the project from a reinflation into a total renovation. The project was completed on time and on budget within a single construction season.

The UAF Engineering Learning and Innovation Facility, led by Jon Bush, Carl Swanson and Randall Kramer, won the 2018 AGC Excellence in Construction Award for a project over $15,000,000!

Finished exterior of UAF Engineering

Welcoming students in January 2018, the UAF Engineering Learning and Innovation Facility (ELIF) provides a much needed and modern space for engineering science and discovery. As the newest addition to the University of Alaska System, the 149,000sf project includes a new 119,000sf 6 story building and 30,000sf of renovation to existing facilities.  A 48-foot high-bay testing lab with a 4 foot thick reinforced concrete floor, a -40°C cold room, and 40 new laboratories are all enclosed in a saw-tooth glass and steel clad exterior.

The Parker, Smith & Feek Excellence in Construction Awards are given in recognition of exceptional projects completed by contractors and are presented at the annual AGC of Alaska Conference. Davis submitted a package on the project for consideration and was judged against the others in the category by independent industry professionals. Our submission was reviewed on the following criteria: meeting the challenge of a difficult job, excellence in project management, contractor’s innovation in construction techniques or materials, contractor’s state of the art advancement, contractor’s sensitivity to the environment & surroundings, excellence in client service, and the contractor’s contribution to the community.