Transportation construction projects from across the country were recognized recently for their contributions to environmental protection and mitigation during the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation’s (ARTBA-TDF) 14th annual Globe Awards event.
The Globe Awards recognize: private-sector firms and public-sector transportation agencies that do an outstanding job in protecting and/or enhancing the natural environment in the planning, design and construction of U.S. transportation infrastructure projects; and transportation construction-related product manufacturers and material suppliers that utilize exemplary environmental processes to protect and enhance the natural environment.
An independent panel of industry professionals reviewed all of the nominations and selected the winners in five categories. The 2013 winners are:
- Category: Bridges (projects <$10 million);
First place: Rosales + Partners, Freese and Nichols Inc., Schlaich Bergermann and Partner, and Rebcon Inc.: Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Pedestrian Bridge;
- Category: Bridges (projects >$10 million);
First place: FIGG: South Norfolk Jordan Bridge;
- Category: Major highways (project < $100 million);
First place: Reeves Construction Co., West Division, Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and Lehigh Technologies: Highway 247, Bibb and Houston Counties;
- Category: Major highways (project > $100 million);
First place: NorthGate Constructors (joint venture of Kiewit and Zachry Construction): The DFW Connector Project;
Second place: LBJ Infrastructure Group and Trinity Infrastructure: The LBJ Express Project; and
- Category: Public transit;
First place: Regional Transportation District and Denver Transit Construction Group: Regional Transportation District’s West Rail Line.