ABC Honors Gilbane’s Kevin Virag with Ray Lambright Safety Director of the Year Award

Houston, TX – July 30, 2015 – Kevin Virag, Regional Safety Director for Gilbane Building Company was recently honored by the Associated General Contractors of America with its Ray Lambright Excellence in Safety Award.  The AGC Houston Safety Committee established this award in 1993 to honor and recognize Ray Lambright, Olshan Companies, whose career spanned more than 37 years and was instrumental in instituting many of the safety training programs and policies we follow today.

Left to Right:  Kevin Virag, Derek Daly (keynote speaker at the event), and Dan Gilbane

Left to Right: Kevin Virag, Derek Daly (keynote speaker at the event), and Dan Gilbane

“We are proud of this recognition for Kevin”, said Dan Gilbane, Business Unit Leader for Gilbane Southwest, “Safety is the most important thing on all of our projects and this is a great honor and a true reflection of Kevin’s leadership in stewarding the safety culture at Gilbane for our team here in Houston.”

This award recognizes the best and brightest safety professionals in the construction industry and recipients must demonstrate outstanding leadership in directing their company’s safety and health program to advance the safety of all construction workers.  Other things the voting committee looks at include a commitment to their community through public service, continual self- improvement through education and training as well as teaching others, contributions to AGC, and other safety related unique qualities or capabilities.  Nominees are voted on by past winners of the award.

About Gilbane, Inc.

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-run company, Gilbane has more than 50 offices worldwide.