This past November, the Massachusetts Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) hosted its 23rd Annual Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards Ceremony to celebrate the “Best of the Best” in merit shop construction. The event honored members of the Massachusetts Chapter of ABC who performed outstanding work on construction projects completed between September 1, 2012 and August 1, 2015. This year, Cianbro entered two projects into the competition and both received awards. The Bates Bridge Replacement project was nominated under the “Infrastructure/Heavy; All Contracts Amounts” category and received the Eagle Award (highest honor given to only one project per category). The White Compressor Station project was nominated under the “Commercial/Institutional/Industrial; Over $5 million” category and was the recipient of both a Merit and Safety Award.
Projects entered into the ABC Mass EIC Awards competition are judged by a cross section of construction industry experts, including owners, architects, engineers, and other industry leaders based on very specific criteria outlined in the entry form. Contractors must not only demonstrate exceptional quality in construction and exemplary references from the project owner, but also an excellent safety performance. The competition is open to both General Contractors and Subcontractors and there is no geographic limitation on the location of any project.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation selected Cianbro Corporation to replace the nearly century old, single leaf bascule Bates Bridge located over the Merrimack River connecting the towns of Haverhill and Groveland, Massachusetts. The four and a half year, 47.5 million dollar infrastructure project began in February 2010 and included construction of a new 775 foot movable span bridge, reinforced concrete piers, a structural steel superstructure, a movable bascule lift section, concrete abutments, retaining walls, and installation of drilled shaft foundations. This project also entailed construction of new fix span approach structures, reconstruction of the approach roadways, and reconfiguring two intersections. Cianbro self-performed over 75% of the project and managed 19 subcontractors. A daily crew of approximately 30 team members, who performed 275,157 total work hours, experienced zero lost-time injuries.
Cianbro was contracted by Williams Field Services in February 2014, to construct a five-unit greenfield compression and dehydration station with support equipment and fully automated building infrastructure along their Springville Gathering System Pipeline in Northeast Pennsylvania. The scope of work for this 12 million dollar natural gas project entailed installation of approximately 700 feet of 24-inch OD station interconnect pipeline, including piping modifications to an existing dehydration station inlet to allow for tie-in and isolation. The project also included building construction erection, setting of 51 major mechanical skids, and installation of the electrical, instrumentation, and control systems throughout the site. The project team overcame several challenges and successfully constructed the White Compressor Station under an aggressive six-month schedule. An average daily crew of approximately 140 team members performed approximately 108,919 total work hours, and experienced zero lost-time injuries.
As a result of winning ABC Mass EIC Awards, the Bates Bridge Replacement Project and White Compressor Station Project, along with the Central Delivery Point Compressor Stations and Dehydration Facility Project (winner of a 2014 ABC CT EIC Award) were eligible and recently entered (Nov 20th) into the ABC National Excellence in Construction Awards competition. Winners will be announced at the end of December.