Borton-Lawson Recognized by American Council of Engineering Companies with Engineering Excellence Award
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Press release date: June 13, 2012
Full-service architecture/engineering firm recognized for efforts on Lehigh River/Pohopoco Creek Bridge Replacement project in Carbon County
Borton-Lawson was recognized with an American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Award (EEA) for consulting engineering services provided to bring the Lehigh River/Pohopoco Creek Bridge Replacement project to successful completion.
ACEC's annual competition pays tribute to exemplary Member Firm achievements. A distinguished panel of judges representing industry, government, academia and media assembles to rank the submissions on the basis of uniqueness and innovative applications; future value to the engineering profession; perception by the public; social, economic, and sustainable development considerations; complexity; and successful fulfillment of client/owner's needs, including schedule and budget.
The awards competition showcases the year's best engineering achievements to a national audience of clients, industry leaders and decision-makers. The 2012 Gala was held in Washington DC, April 23.
The award-winning bridges span a myriad of physical features, constraints and infrastructure. With strict focus on schedule, constructability and sensitivity to environmental features, Borton-Lawson developed the designs incrementally and saved the project owner, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, over $7 million in labor and costs. Additionally, two state records have been set - largest caissons (11'6" diameter) and longest prestressed concrete beam (168'). Most importantly, the new bridges will provide safe, seamless traffic flow through this heavily traveled route of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
"We are very proud of our work on this project and are thrilled to see it through to completion. The future of the infrastructure in Pennsylvania relies heavily on the proactive approach we take today, which will shape the state of our transportation system going forward," stated Thomas E. Lawson, P.E., P.L.S., Executive Vice President of Client Development and Quality, Borton-Lawson.
The total budgeted project cost was $101,550,000. Exact costs will be unavailable until the demolition of existing bridges is complete. By adhering to an aggressive timeline, project completion has been moved ahead of schedule, with estimated project completion in the summer of 2012.
Borton-Lawson is a full-service architecture/engineering firm with a team of over 215 experienced professionals. Since 1988, Borton-Lawson has been a leader in the fields of architecture and engineering. With office locations in Bethlehem, Nazareth, Pittsburgh, State College, Towanda and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and Canton, Ohio, Borton-Lawson has a professional reputation well known throughout the mid-Atlantic region. For more information about Borton-Lawson, please visit www.borton-lawson.com.