Press Release

Construction Specifications Institute presents award of excellence to WBRC Architects ∙ Engineers

AUBURN, Maine — The Maine Chapter of Construction Specifications Institute has recognized WBRC Architects Engineers as part of the Cross Insurance Center project management team for its excellence at its annual Maine Chapter Awards Banquet held June 4,  in Auburn.

The 2013 Award for Excellence in Construction Project Delivery recognizes the combined innovative efforts of the Cross Insurance Center owner, the City of Bangor, Sink Combs Dethlefs, WBRC Architects Engineers, and Cianbro Corp. in developing the initial project concept, final design and the management of the construction process of the facility.

The Cross Insurance Center, an 8,000-seat arena and trade and convention facility located on Main Street, was to celebrate a soft opening on June 9.

Bill Charland, Maine director of Construction Specifications Institute – Northeast Region, says the collaborative approach of owner, designer and contractor created an exemplary project that deserves nationwide recognition.

“It was this team concept that brought a quality $65 million project to completion,” he says in a press release. “This cooperation from start to finish enabled the group to successfully meet schedules and budgets.”

Founded in 1902, WBRC Architects Engineers has an extensive portfolio of projects across all sectors, including civic, commercial, educational, and healthcare. The firm employs more than 60 people in three offices, located in Bangor and Portland, Maine, and Sarasota, Florida. For details, visit

Construction Specifications Institute is a national association of more than 13,000 volunteers who represent all sectors of the construction industry. CSI’s mission is to advance building information management and education of project teams to improve facility performance. For details, visit