Keystone Award

Keystone Award


Winners of the 2012 Keystone Award


The Keystone Awards began in 1998 and honors the achievements of Missouri’s construction firms and their employees in building the facilities that support and enhance quality of life.  A Keystone Award recipient exhibits excellence in providing solutions to unique obstacles and challenges specific to their project.  This award is not given on beauty but is based on achieving solutions during construction for the challenges faced by contractors.

Project Name:
Capital Electrical Renovations at the Jefferson City State Capital Building

Location: Jefferson City, Missouri

Design Team: Gibbons Drake Scot, Inc.

This project was a complete electrical renovation of the historic Missouri State Capital Building in Jefferson City that was scheduled to be completed during legislative session. The project involved converting the existing (4,160) volt system to a (12,700) volt system which entailed installing over sixteen (16) miles of new electrical feeder cable and the replacement of (110) electrical panels throughout the building, including the Governor’s office, without interruption to the legislative session.  This included the installation of two new (12.47) KV indoor substations and approximately (130) new 120/208 volt panel boards and panel board feeders throughout the structure.  The routing and installation of all of this new equipment and wire was quite extensive and involved significant interior and exterior cutting and patching and even structural work to support new openings in original masonry and concrete.

Power Up Electrical self-performed all of the electrical work and served as the Prime Contractor for the entire scope of work and all other trades. Not only did the project include the aforementioned electrical work, but it also included all of the general trade work related to the associated cutting and patching, the construction of new electrical rooms, the relocation of various offices, the relocation of the maintenance shop, hallway renovations, exterior concrete and terrace paver restoration work, new HVAC work, and the upgrade of the HVAC control system for the entire building.