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HIGHWAY NEW
Pioneer Crossing Design-Build Project, American Fork, Utah
Kiewit/Clyde, a Joint Venture
Engineer: Parsons Transportation Group

Pioneer Crossing includes six miles of a new east-west connector from American Fork Main Street to Redwood Road in Saratoga Springs, Utah. The project required a new diverging diamond interchange, which includes twin, two-span prestressed concrete girder structures, in addition to a new waterline for the Central Utah Water Conservancy District, new bridges and a 5-7-lane urban arterial. The concept for the interchange was developed by the Kiewit/Clyde team to increase capacity, enhance safety and allow for more efficient traffic flow while saving the owner $20 million.

HIGHWAY UNDER $10 MILLION RENOVATION
ITD SH-78 Givens Hot Springs (WMA) ITD District III, Region III, Givens Hot Springs, Idaho
Idaho Sand & Gravel Co. 
Engineer: Design Engineer:  Cary McAlister, Materials Engineer: John Aramberri, Regional Engineer: Shauna King

This $2.6-million, 42,000-ton asphalt-paving project covered 40 lane miles of Highway 78 in Idaho. While it originally called for traditional hot-mix pavement, Idaho Sand & Gravel was optimistic that Astec Green warm-mix asphalt was a reliable solution for the stretch of highway. The team was successful in demonstrating the benefits of using this technique, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions and is part of the Federal Highway Administration’s Every Day Counts initiative, to the project owner. The job was completed within 28 working days, on time and on budget.

HIGHWAY RENOVATION
Hood Canal Bridge Retrofit and East Half Replacement, Puget Sound, Wash.
Kiewit-General A Joint Venture
Engineer: Washington State DOT

This 6,350-ft floating bridge is the longest in the world over salt water, located over the Hood Canal in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. Early on, an ancient Indian burial ground was discovered on the site and threatened to terminate the contract. The Washington State Dept. of Transportation worked with the project team to restructure, relocate and resequence the work to deliver the project on time.

As a result, much of the work was performed offsite, and pontoons, which required custom formwork, were floated out of a graving dock with only inches of clearance above the floor. The team utilized the largest floating crane on the West Coast and finished the closure work eight days ahead of schedule while also working closely with the U.S. Navy to ensure submarine traffic was not delayed.

INTERNATIONAL NEW
Umm Qasr Pier and Seawall, Umm Qasr Iraq
West Construction Co. CCI Inc.
Architect: PND Engineers Inc.
Engineer: Bill Gunderson, PND Engineers Inc.

Umm Qasr, Iraq, is a strategic shipping area for the entire country and is often the target for unfriendly groups throughout the region. West Construction Co. was on site within days of receiving a request for assistance to construct a vital Iraqi Naval Pier using the Open Cell steel sheet-pile method. Because the fixed portion of the pier was on unstable soil, the work was completed from a barge through the sea water. The workforce included 70% Iraqis and required West Construction to train more than 60 individuals in surveying, pile driving and heavy equipment operation.

MUNICIPAL UTITILY RENOVATION
Val Vista Water Main Rehabilitation CMAR, Phoenix, Ariz.
Kiewit Western Co.
Engineer: Brown & Caldwell

The Val Vista Water Transmission Main in Phoenix is a critical piece of infrastructure that transports drinking water to as many as 60% of the city’s population. Due to short construction windows, the team utilized an emerging steel slip-lining technology that eliminated the need to excavate from outside the pipeline and minimized impact on the surrounding communities. The result was the largest slip-lining and slide rail shoring project performed in the United States and included nearly 31,100 ft of pipeline.

Merit Award Winners

BUILDING RENOVATION
O.C. Tanner Flagship Store Renovation
Salt Lake City, Utah
Big-D Construction

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT RENOVATION
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Fort Worth, Texas
Linbeck Group LLC

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT RENOVATION
New Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City, Mo.
Turner Construction

DESIGN BUILD NEW
U.S. Dept. of Energy's Research Support Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden, Colo.
Haselden Construction LLC

FEDERAL HEAVY RENOVATION
Odd Fellows
Salt Lake City, Utah
Emmert International

HIGHWAY RENOVATION UNDER $10 MILLION NEW
Tucson–Ajo Highway (SR 86)
Pima County, Ariz.
Combs Construction Co.

HIGHWAY RENOVATION
SFOBB Temporary Bypass Detour
San Francisco, Calif.
C.C. Myers Inc. 

MUNICIPAL UTILITY NEW
Elwha Water Facilities
Olympic National Park, Wash.
Watts Constructors/DelHur Industries, A Joint Venture