Award of Merit: Safety: GE Manufacturing Solutions Locomotive Manufacturing Facility
Walker Engineering did the electrical work and KBD Group led construction on the $95-million GE Manufacturing Solutions locomotive manufacturing facility.
The team had no recordable or lost-time incidents on the project, which required 82,580 man-hours to complete.
Some of the safety practices that contributed to this record included completing task-driven job-hazard analyses daily, determining how crews would overcome hazards, assessing the risks around immediate work areas and continuously adjusting the team's view of risk assessment to stay aware of potential dangers.
Owner GE Transportation, Erie, Pa.
General Contractor KBD Group, Atlanta
Lead Design Macgregor Assoc. Architects, Atlanta
Electrical Walker Engineering, Irving, Texas
Structural Browder & LeGuizamon & Assoc. Inc., Atlanta
Civil Goodwin & Marshall Inc., Grapevine, Texas
MEP Kajima Associates Inc., Atlanta, Ga.
Fire Protection Engineer Harrington Group Inc., Duluth, Ga.