Cianbro's efforts on the Bates Bridge Replacement Project in Massachusetts and the White Compressor Station Project in Pennsylvania have earned National Excellence in Construction Awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Cianbro also took home a National Safety Pinnacle Award at this year's annual ABC gathering. Representatives from the company received the awards March 2nd during the Association's 26th annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
“Associated Builders and Contractors is honored to recognize Cianbro with well-deserved Excellence in Construction Awards for their commitment to high quality construction, innovation and safety in their work on the Bates Bridge Project, and the White Compressor Station project” said 2016 ABC National Chair David Chapin. "Cianbro's performance is a great example of the impressive work Associated Builders and Contractors’ member companies produce and we are happy to claim these projects for the merit shop construction industry.”
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.
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 Excellence in Construction Awards program is the industry’s leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.
A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year's panel included representatives from the Design-Build Institute of America, Engineering News-Record, the Construction Users Roundtable, and the National Association of Women in Construction, and representatives from higher education, among others.