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Clark Realty Builders Wins Constructech Vision Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

Award strengthens Clark's reputation for creativity and innovation.
August 26, 2005

CHICAGO — Clark Realty Builders was recently honored with its fourth-consecutive Gold Vision Award from Constructech Magazine at its annual award ceremony held at Phil Stefani's Italian Restaurant in Chicago, IL. The recognition highlights Clark Realty Builder's talented employees and underscores the company's dedication to optimized performance, innovative problem solving, and long-term solutions through the use of technology.

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Clark Realty Builders Wins Constructech Vision Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

"At Clark Realty, we're encouraged to approach our information technology practices with creativity, whether it's a new implementation or an improvement of an existing solution," said Stephanie Anderson, Director of E-Business Solutions. "It's an honor that a publication like Constructech has consistently held our work in such high regard."

The annual Constructech awards recognize construction industry leaders utilizing technology in innovative ways to solve problems, improve competitiveness, or create a better working environment for employees. The award entries were evaluated based on the individual merits of the technology solutions and on the success, innovation, and benefits of their implementation. Constructech enrolled an independent panel of research experts in construction, architecture, and technology to choose the Vision Award winners.

"These companies have proven that selecting the appropriate technology can make a significant difference in their ability to be successful and profitable," said Peggy Smedley, editorial director of Constructech magazine. "It is such a pleasure to recognize the accomplishments of each of the winners."

Clark Realty Builders won gold in the Multifamily Builder category, recognizing the success of three major technology programs developed and executed in the past 12 months. The programs that merited recognition include the implementation of a wireless broadband network for a widely spread military community, development of on-site punch-list management system for existing handheld devices, and an optimized solution for material tracking.

"It is always a pleasure to see firsthand how our readers are leading the charge in the use of technology," says Mike Carrozzo, editor, Constructech. "Clark Realty is a great example of this, as it has leveraged cutting-edge technology applications to improve operations and business conditions on multiple fronts."

Constructech was impressed with Clark Realty Builder's creativity in overcoming a major wireless networking obstacle for the U.S. Army and Navy's housing at Monterey Bay, California. An essential part of rebuilding these Navy training and education facility was to provide broadband access for residents at the newly constructed homes - as well as the existing homes, which are slated for demolition throughout an ten-year construction plan. Not only was a wireless solution required, but one that could securely link the widely spread homes of the base. Clark worked with Verizon Avenue and Alvarion to implement the cutting-edge WiMax broadband standard, which allows for connections as distant as six miles, to distribute the broadband access from the Verizon DS3 access site to multiple local access points located around the Monterey Bay housing area.

"Broadband Internet access is critical to the educational mission here at Monterey," said Patrick Kelly, Director of the Army's Residential Communities Initiative, "That Clark was able to create a long-range solution, given the obstacles involved, speaks to the ingenuity of the people we have at the company."

Clark Realty Builders' celebrated achievements of 2005 also included the implementation of on-site punch-list management software for existing Blackberry handheld devices and the replacement of an obsolete material tracking system with a Prolog solution. To learn more about the winning companies or the awards, visit www.constructech.com.

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About Clark Realty Builders

Clark Realty Builders is a national, multifamily general contractor ranked among the top-ten multifamily builders by Builder magazine and Multifamily Executive magazine for seven consecutive years. Clark Realty Builders is one of the country's premier builders of multifamily apartments, military family housing, hotels, and senior living facilities. Formed in 1992, CRB provides high-quality, responsive service backed by a virtually unlimited bonding capacity Clark Realty Builders unsurpassed national resources. Clark Realty Builders is an affiliate of The Clark Construction Group, the nation's oldest and largest private general contractor. Clark Realty Builder's professional construction team draws on the knowledge gained through building more than 50,000 housing units and its nearly 100 years of affiliated experience to turn good ideas into great places to live. More information about CRB can be found on the internet at www.clarkrealty.com.

About Clark Realty

The Clark Realty organization is a fully integrated national real estate and construction company offering a broad base of services including development, capital markets, construction, investment management, property management, and real estate strategies. Founded in 1906, the Clark organization has become one of the country's premier real estate companies and the largest privately held general building contractor in the nation. Clark is headquartered in Bethesda, Md., with regional offices strategically located throughout the United States. As a single-source provider of services across the real estate supply chain, Clark Realty understands the goals of its clients and can anticipate problems and quickly respond to the ever-changing demands of the market. The company's strengths include a highly qualified and experienced staff, substantial financial resources, and significant experience in joint venturing on large-scale projects. For more information about Clark Realty, visit www.clarkrealty.com.