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Award of Merit – Residential/Hospitality: Hilton Cleveland Downtown

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:40

The $310 million Hilton Cleveland Downtown needed to be completed by June 2016 to act as the headquarters hotel for the Republican National Convention. Mother Nature did not cooperate.

Best Project – Residential/Hospitality: University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:32

In developing its new Campus North Residential Commons project, the University of Chicago saw an opportunity to complete and open facilities a year sooner by using design-build delivery.

Award of Merit - Renovation/Restoration: Eleven 25 at Pabst

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:26

This $42.5 million redevelopment and restoration of a portion of the historic Pabst Brewery is one of the largest historic renovations in the state of Wisconsin.

Best Project – Renovation/Restoration: The Lofts at River East

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:23
This $83 million renovation was put on hold after construction began as the City of Chicago considered landmark status for the historic historic North Pier Terminal building.

Best Project – Interior/Tenant Improvement: Riddell North Ridgeville

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:12

Riddell needed a new manufacturing and office facility for assembly of football helmets and custom shoulder pads. After reviewing multiple properties the company chose North Ridgeville, Ohio.

Best Project – Landscape/Hardscape/Urban Design: Chicago Riverwalk

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:06

The Chicago Riverwalk’s upgrade completed the long-desired goal of connecting the city’s Lakefront to the West Loop.

Best Project – K12 Education: Legacy Charter School

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:00

A Chicago charter school remediated a contaminated site in order to keep its new building in the community it served.

Award of Merit – Excellence in Safety: U.S. 69 Missouri River Bridge

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 18:49

This design-build team replaced the existing US 69 Missouri River Bridge with a four-lane 2,155-ft bridge composed of a 1,350-ft continuous steel girder unit and an 805-ft pre-stressed concrete girder unit.

Award of Merit – Highways and Bridges: Hennepin County Franklin Avenue Bridge Restoration

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 18:43

The Franklin Avenue Bridge is a 1,000-ft-long, five-span arch structure that opened in 1923. It was in bad need of an update that respected its history.

Award of Merit – Highways and Bridges: Adams Street Viaduct and Bridge Repair

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 18:35

A historic Chicago Trunnion-Bascule bridge and nearby viaduct were returned to their original splendor.

Best Project – Highways and Bridges: Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project, East End Crossing

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 18:22

The Lewis and Clark bridge is roughly half of the $2.3 billion Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project, a multi-bridge modernization involving several crossings of the Ohio River between Louisville, Kentucky and Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Award of Merit ­– Education/Research: Ohio State North Residential District Transformation

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 18:17

The scope of work for OSU's new commonscovered more than 1.1 million sq ft of new construction and required demolition of 11 buildings.

Best Project – Higher Education/Research: University of Iowa Visual Arts Building

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 18:14

The University of Iowa’s Visual Arts Building is a work of art, itself. The 126,000-sq-ft, four-story building is designed around a central atrium that daylights the whole building.

CDOT’s Shailen Bhatt to Join ITS America as President

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 18:12

Bhatt joins ITS America with an extensive background in intelligent transportation.

Award of Merit – Healthcare: Lake Forest Replacement Hospital

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 18:02
Northwestern Medicine’s 500,000-sq-ft Lake Forest Replacement Hospital project was constructed on an active site where the hospital it replaced had to stay open.

Award of Merit – Healthcare: Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 18:00
The 1.2-million-sq-ft Shirley Ryan Ability Lab is the first-ever “translational” research hospital

Best Project Safety Award: The University of Chicago Medicine Center for Care and Discovery

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 17:49

The 200,000-sq-ft project included the build-out of the third and fourth floors of The University of Chicago Medicine’s Center for Care and Discovery

Best Project Energy/Industrial: DSI and ACI Installation for MATS Compliance

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 17:44
DTE Energy had 11 coal-fired units at four power plants in metropolitan Detroit. Dry sorbent injection and activated carbon injection were specified to clean them up.

Best Project – Small Projects (under $10 million): West River Parkway Landslide Slope

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 16:00
Working under a $5.6 million contract, crews were able to stabilize this landslide-damaged Minnesota slope and permanently repair it on schedule and $700,000 under budget.

Award of Merit – Sports/Entertainment: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Engineering News Record - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 21:40
Renovating the historic 235,000-seat Indianapolis Motor Speedway posed challenges such as working on 65-year-old structures that contained asbestos and lead paint.

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