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Excellence in Safety Best Project: BWI Concourse E Extension

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:15

The Concourse E project at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport converted an existing stormwater management pond into a parking area for commercial airline and commuter aircraft.

Award of Merit K-12 Education: Fairmont Heights High School Replacement

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:15

This 193,200-sq-ft high school is a fitting successor, the team says, to a locally cherished, historically significant facility that no longer supported the needs of contemporary education.

Award of Merit Office/Retail Mixed-Use Developments: New Global Headquarters

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:15
After adding 500 employees in a five-year span, CSC needed a new home base to consolidate its Delaware operations.

Award of Merit K-12 Education: AstraZeneca Discovery Meadows Child Development Center

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:15

The circular 23,500-sq-ft child development center emphasizes sustainability in ways beyond its large windows, intricate landscaping and extensive use of natural interior finishes, the team says.

Award of Merit Highway/Bridges, US 219 New Highway Construction, Bridges Construction Phase

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:15

The project team says technology played a central role in the $68.3-million plan to construct five dual bridges within an 11-mile section of the planned 1,500-mile Continental 1 international trade corridor, connecting Canada with Florida.

Award of Merit Highway/Bridges: Interstate 70, Section T20 Reconstruction and Widening

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:15

Converting the functionally obsolete cloverleaf interchange connecting I-70 and U.S. Route 19 into Pennsylvania’s first diverging diamond interchange required a traffic control plan to minimize disruptions to the tens of thousands of motorists who travel through the area daily.

Award of Merit Highway/Bridges: I95 Temple Avenue Interchange Improvements

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:15

The project called for a major traffic change, replacing a congested signal-controlled intersection in a primary commercial corridor with a three-lane roundabout.

Best Office/Retail Mixed-Use Developments and Excellence in Safety Award of Merit: 1900 Reston Metro Plaza

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:15
Designed by architect Helmut Jahn, the 17-story 1900 Reston Metro Plaza is supported by a structural concrete exoskeleton of sloping columns that form an X on the exterior of the building.

Best Highway/Bridges: Beechwood Boulevard (Greenfield) Bridge Replacement

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:15

Replacing the concrete open spandrel arch bridge that had served as Pittsburgh’s eastern gateway for nearly a century was more challenging than the original construction.

Award of Merit Higher Education/Research: Virginia Institute of Marine Science - Davis Hall

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:15

The two-story building targeting LEED Gold certification serves as a consolidated scientific research facility at one of the largest marine research centers in the country, according to the project team.

Award of Merit Health Care: Frederick Memorial Hospital James M. Stockman Cancer Institute

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:15

The unexpected discovery of a large underground rock formation could have easily derailed construction of this $21.8-million, 76,000-sq ft cancer treatment center.

Award of Merit Health Care: VCU Health Community Memorial Replacement Hospital

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:15

The team behind this 170,000-sq ft, 70-bed hospital says the project delivered state-of-the-art health care services to a largely rural area in less than two years. 

Award of Merit Government/Public Buildings: U.S. Capitol Stone and Metal Preservation, North Extension

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:15

The project team says that preserving the U.S. Capitol’s ornate facade involved “firsts” in the nation for the successful execution of large-scale laser ablation cleaning and stone consolidation to conserve a marble exterior.

World Bank Proposes $1B for Indonesia Disaster Relief

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 03:55

Bank's preliminary estimate pegs housing, buildings, infrastructure damage at $531 million.

DOE Terminates MOX Contract, Likely Killing Controversial Project

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 00:12
Barring a last-minute stay, DOE's action will likely bring construction of the long-delayed plutonium-disposal project to a halt.

Utility Crews Swarm to Bring Back The Power Hurricane Michael Took Down

Engineering News Record - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 23:21
Tyndall Air Force Base suffered significant damage to every structure throughout the base

Hanford Vit Plant Progress Continues on ‘Balance of Facilities’

Engineering News Record - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:00

The Washington State Dept. of Ecology granted permits needed for the Vit Plant's plan to turn waste into vitrified glass and finish building an Effluent Management Facility.

Problem Girders Shored at Salesforce Transit Center

Engineering News Record - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 00:01
The Transbay Joint Powers Authority announced the completion of shoring under the problematic twin girders in the Salesforce Transit Center.

Top Specialty Contractors in Oregon, Alaska and Washington State: Preliminary List

Engineering News Record - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 09:00

There's still time to participate in ENR Northwest's Top Design Firms Survey for 2018 by Oct. 19.

Top Design Firms in Oregon, Alaska and Washington State: Preliminary List

Engineering News Record - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 09:00
Oct. 19 is the extended deadline for ENR Northwest Top Design Firms Survey for 2018.

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