Port of Houston Authority Commission Chairman James T. Edmonds was awarded the American Council of Engineering Companies Engineering Excellence Award in Transportation for a project that Houston-based Klotz Associates completed in 2008 for PHA’s $95-million, 100-acre Bayport Phase I Container Yard.

Klotz Associates implemented a technically challenging application of roller compacted concrete, or RCC, on the container yard. The two, 9-in. layers comprised the largest multi-layer placement of RCC to date and the first-ever in Texas, demonstrating effective use of RCC for future PHA and other industrial projects. The project used sustainable materials, managing fluctuating engineering design, budgetary and scheduling issues and was completed ahead of schedule.