Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) October 01, 2013
When finalists for the 2014 Exceptional Civil Engineering Accomplishment honor were revealed on Sept. 20, 2013 by the American Society of Civil Engineers, HNTB Corporations work on the countries most complicated infrastructure projects was well-represented. Of the 5 finalists, HNTB played a vital duty in three of them.
. Tom Lantos Tunnels at Devils Slide (San Mateo County, Calif.) HNTB was lead designer on the task for the California Department of Transportation. HNTB worked closely with Caltrans to totally check out alternative designs and construction methods for the twin tunnels. Built underneath San Pedro Mountain utilizing the New Austrian Tunneling Method, every one is 29 feet, 6 inches large by 22 feet, 4 inches high and 4,265 feet long. The task lies along the energetic San Andreas Fault, with 4 inactive faults crossing the passages.
. I-15 Corridor Growth Job (Utah) The I-15 CORE is a 24-mile restoration of Interstate 15, Utahs main north-south corridor. This is among the largest roadway building projects in the states history. As program management expert to the Utah Division of Transport, HNTB led the procurement technique and was able to double the number of rebuilt miles, add three even more interchanges and trim two years off the required schedule while staying within spending plan.
. Huey P. Long Period Lift (New Orleans, La.) In June 2010, a vertical-lateral move set two large truss panels into place in the first of 3 lifts to broaden the existing Huey P. Long Bridge. The substantial metal trusses, which were created to support the new quality traffic lanes, were constructed on the riverbank without long-term secondary bracing in location, something never attempted for spans of this magnitude. In addition, an unique temporary bracing and raising system, working almost like an equipment, stabilized, raised and relocated the trusses into place. HNTB was building engineer for phases 3 and 4 of the Huey P. Long job.
The winner of the OCEA award will be revealed at the Exceptional Projects and Leaders Gala on March 20, 2014, at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotels and resort, Arlington, Va.
. Established in 1960, the OCEA award yearly acknowledges the task that finest illustrates exceptional civil engineering abilities and represents a significant contribution to civil engineering development and society.
. HNTB Company is an employee-owned infrastructure options firm serving public and exclusive owners and construction professionals. With almost a century of service, HNTB comprehends the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients most complex technical, financial and functional obstacles. Specialists nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, consisting of prize-winning planning, design, program delivery and construction management. To find out more, check out http://www.hntb.com.
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