Aurora Luxury High-Rise Residential Complex under Construction by KBR Building Group Qualifies for Cooperative Compliance Partnership (CCP) with Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)
December 5, 2013

The Aurora project, a luxury high-rise residential complex under construction by KBR Building Group in North Bethesda, Maryland, has qualified for a Cooperative Compliance Partnership (CCP) administered by Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH), part of the state’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Aurora will be the 63rd project enrolled in this important public-private partnership since the program’s inception 16 years ago.

KBR Building Group is providing general contracting services for this $61 million project which broke ground in 2012. Aurora’s owner is LCOR, a leading real estate development company with offices in the Washington D.C. Metro area, Pennsylvania and New York. The designer is WDG Architecture, PLLC. Our project team topped out the structure a few months ago, marking the occasion with a formal topping out ceremony attended by more than 300 people. The Owner anticipates leasing to start in the spring of 2014.

Jorge Otalora, Health, Safety and Environmental Manager for KBR Building Group’s Washington D.C. office, explained the significance of our CCP with MOSH on this project:

“The purpose of CCP certification is to recognize employers with proactive safety and health programs and, in turn, have MOSH work with the employer to ensure employees are not exposed to hazards,” said Jorge Otalora, Health, Safety and Environmental Manager for KBR Building Group’s Washington D.C. office. “KBR Building Group’s partnership with MOSH on The Heritage in Silver Spring (Md.), and now Aurora, exemplifies our commitment to creating a safe working environment. Together, we are taking a proactive step to ensure that people will leave the project at the end of each day without incurring an injury.”

Photos: Architectural rendering; and KBR Building Group's Jacob Pacheco, project superintendent (left) and Mike Sloan, executive vice president (speaking).