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Highways/Bridges Best Project: Choctawhatchee Bay Bridge (US 331)

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:25

One in a series of projects aimed at expanding U.S. 331 to four lanes from two, the $118.5-million Choctawhatchee Bay Bridge project delivered a new 2.5-mile crossing over a sensitive marine environment.

Higher Education/Research Award of Merit: Columbus State University Frank D. Brown Hall

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:20

The Frank D. Brown Hall project included demolition, renovation and expansion to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer building in Uptown Columbus for the relocation of administration offices and academic facilities for Columbus State University.

Higher Education/Research Award of Merit: West Campus Student Union Addition and Renovation, Duke University

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:10

Renovations to Duke University’s West Campus Student Union, originally built in 1928, delivered a building that blends the school’s traditional Gothic look with a contemporary design.

Higher Education/Research Award of Merit: Vanderbilt Engineering and Science Building

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 14:59

Built by the joint venture team of Clark|Parent, Vanderbilt University’s 235,000-sq-ft Engineering and Science Building features specialized laboratories, an innovation center, a two-story atrium and a 12,000-sq-ft Class 100 clean room, where 300 air changes occur every hour to prevent contamination.

Higher Education/Research Best Project: University of South Carolina School of Law

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 14:56

Constructing a three-story, 187,500-sq-ft building designed for instructional flexibility in a highly constrained urban location required an agile construction team. 

Health Care Award of Merit: Northside Hospital Forsyth Surgery and Patient Tower Vertical Expansion

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 14:48

The vertical expansion at Northside Hospital Forsyth Surgery and Patient Tower was a 65,433-sq-ft, 64-patient bed addition to the existing facility.

Health Care Award of Merit: Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 14:38

Robins & Morton partnered early with project designers, subcontractors, the client and community stakeholders to construct the Miami Cancer Institute, which includes a 305,000-sq-ft outpatient cancer center and an adjacent 140,000-sq-ft clinical research building.

Projects Shine With Construction Savvy

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 14:30

Thirty-one Best Projects award winners showcased construction, design excellence

Atlanta Braves' SunTrust Park Hits a Home Run

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 14:28

Builders of the Southeast Project of the Year overcame a daunting schedule and unexpected site challenges to deliver a standout facility

Trump Picks FedEx Safety Exec for Top OSHA Job

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 02:00

If confirmed, nominee would face such construction issues as crane-operator and silica rules.

DOT Test Program Could Widen Construction Drone Use

Engineering News Record - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 21:32

Industry officials hope tests will lead to easing restrictions on flights beyond line of sight and over people.

Health Care Best Project: University of North Carolina Rex Healthcare, Heart and Vascular Hospital

Engineering News Record - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 20:06

A strategy that included design-assist of building systems and prefabrication of some building elements helped deliver the $190-million Heart and Vascular Hospital project six months ahead of schedule and more than $10 million under budget.

Green Projects Award of Merit: Institute of Innovation

Engineering News Record - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 19:54

The first of its kind in the nation, the 180,000-sq-ft, community-centered Institute of Innovation offers high school students the chance to take courses in supply chain logistics, computer applications development and hands-on energy courses.

Government/Public Buildings Best Project: NASA Space Launch System Test Stands

Engineering News Record - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 19:36

When NASA’s advanced Space Launch System (SLS) routinely propels human explorers to deep-space destinations at some future date, the vehicle’s powerful rocket engines will trace part of their evolution to a pair of specially constructed propulsion unit test stand structures at the Marshall Space Flight Center.

Energy/Industrial Best Project: Hazlehurst 72MW Solar Facility

Engineering News Record - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 19:28

Built on a 425-acre site in southern Georgia, EPC contractor McCarthy Building Cos. delivered a 72-MW solar facility three months ahead of the original schedule, using mostly local labor that was not experienced in solar work.

Cultural/Worship Award of Merit: Hayes Barton United Methodist Church - Family Life & Mission Center (The Well)

Engineering News Record - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 19:18

The three-story, 55,000-sq-ft expansion of the Hayes Barton United Methodist Church Family Life and Mission Center added 29 classrooms, 17 offices and 50 surface parking spaces.

Cultural/Worship Best Project: Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Engineering News Record - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 19:08

After surviving repeated delays, funding shortfalls and mid-project construction team changes, the four-building, 250,000-sq-ft museum complex adjacent to Biscayne Bay offers an aesthetically distinct, technically intricate setting rivaling the wonders of science and nature displayed within.

Manufacturing Best Project and Safety Award of Excellence: Biogen LSM 3X Capacity Upgrades

Engineering News Record - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 19:04

While fast-tracked projects have become the norm, the $42-million design-build reconstruction of Biogen’s biopharmaceutical manufacturing plant carried extra implications for the project team.

Airports/Transit: Merritt Island Airport Runway 11/29 Safety Area Improvements

Engineering News Record - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 18:53

The Merritt Island Airport, a public general-aviation airport surrounded by the Banana River Aquatic Preserve, needed a 185-ft extension to its lone 3,601-ft-long runway.

Sports/Entertainment Award of Merit: Clemson University, Allen N. Reeves Football Complex

Engineering News Record - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 18:37

Built in 13 months, Clemson University’s $55-million Allen N. Reeves Football Complex features a locker room with 25,000 sq ft of weight-training space and 50-person lunge and hydrotherapy pools.

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