Cuesta Construction’s work on the ABAE hotel was honored with the Eagle Award in the under $15 million commercial properties category at the Excellence in Construction Awards hosted on Oct. 13.
The ABAE hotel is a six story, 45-unit, suite style condo hotel located at 1215 West Avenue on South Beach. Individual suites are privately owned and can be rented as hotel units. The project consisted of new construction on vacant land with a design objective to speak about the architectural and cultural history of the area as well as the mindset of the lifestyle Miami Beach has branded upon for nearly a century.
There are two levels of awards in this category – Pyramid and Eagle, with Eagle being the highest. “Our team successfully brought to life a unique design and building structure to create something beautiful and reflective to the culture of Miami Beach,” said George Cuesta, vice president of Cuesta Construction. “We are very proud of this complex and are honored to receive this recognition.”
As the general contractor, Cuesta provided all project management, field supervision and safety coordination on the project and self-performed carpentry work. Approximately 11 percent of the project was completed by members of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). ABC is the largest commercial construction association in Florida. The East Coast Chapter represents General and Specialty Contractors, and associate and supplier members from Key West to Brevard County. The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer.