Galaxy’s Edge, winner of the Q Award 2021

ANAHEIM from California, 23 November 2021 / PRNewswire / – Enabled November 9, 2021 at the Disneyland Hotel, the Alliance for Quality Construction (AQC) awarded this year the Q Award to the Disneyland Resort for its $ 1 billion construction of the new STAR WARS: Galaxy’s Edge Disneyland attraction. Disney Imagineering Construction Manager Walt smith accepted the award on behalf of the resort.

Starting with a stellar lunch, the 150+ attendees of construction management and union workers then feasted on a stunning presentation, accompanied by an impressive studio-quality video depicting the new development in STAR WARS: Galaxy’s Edge. Remarkable statistics said the massive construction project included 6,700 construction workers and craftsmen and suffered no loss of safety.

Master of ceremonies Jeff Montejano, CEO of the Building Association of Southern california carried the show with guest speakers Chris Hannan and Ernesto Medrano of the LA / OC Building & Construction Trades Council, title sponsor Pete Rodriguez, president / COO of the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (SW Carpenters), and Walt smith. Mr. Montejano also recognized the special guests of the public Anaheim Mayor Harry sidhu and member of the council of the Avelino Valencia resort area.

Pierre Rodriguez, President and COO of title sponsor SW Carpenters gave an illuminating speech on how construction unions are delivering decent and fair wages to the many craftsmen who work day in and day out to build some of the southern california most iconic structures, including all Q Award winning projects.

The AQC also awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award to Ron Miller, executive secretary of the building and construction trades LA / OC, who recently retired after 43 years of service in the industry. Mr. Miller was unable to attend the Q Award to accept the prestigious award which was accepted on his behalf by Ernesto Medrano of the LA / OC Building Trades Council.

President of the AQC Jordan brandman said: “A successful and exciting project like Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is a true testament to the training, skills and know-how of our world-class union work. After experiencing the quality of this new Disneyland attraction, it is no wonder that the Disneyland Resort has been continuously built by union trades for 66 years. He added: “We look forward to another exciting Q Award in 2022.”

For more information on the annual Q Awards and the Alliance for Quality Construction, visit

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Legend: Walt Smith, Executive Director of Construction, Disney Imagineering and Ernesto Medrano, Sales Representative, Building Trades Council LA / OC


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SOURCE Building Industry Association of Southern california, Inc.

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