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Flatiron Wins California Transportation Foundation Aviation and Freeway Project of the Year Awards

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Firestone, Colo. (June 27, 2011) - Flatiron, one of the nation's largest transportation and infrastructure contractors, has won two California Transportation Foundation 2010 Project of the Year awards. The first award, in the Freeway/Expressway category, is for the Interstate 5 Gateway Project. The second award, in the Aviation category, is for the San Diego International Airport Taxiway "C" Rehabilitation. Flatiron's Jeff Turner, Rick Finken and Andy Boswell accepted the awards on behalf of Flatiron at the 22nd Annual CTF Transportation Awards luncheon honoring excellence in California transportation on June 15 in Sacramento.

Flatiron reconstructed a two-mile portion of I-5 from Orangethorpe to Artesia Avenue in Buena Park, Calif. The $193 million project, the third largest highway construction contract in the California Department of Transportation's history, is comprised of six bridge improvements, both widening and complete reconstruction, three miles of retaining walls to accommodate the extended right-of-way on either side of the existing highway, and a storm water pumping plant. The CTF Freeway/Expressway Project of the Year award also recognized other team members including Orange County Transportation Authority, Caltrans District 12, CALTROP, Psomas, URS, TRC, BBCI, ARCADIS, City of Buena Park, and Union Pacific Railroad.

Flatiron's rehabilitation of San Diego International Airport's Taxiway "C" included surface prep, followed by the full-depth removal of the taxiway's asphalt concrete and concrete pavement, and the placement of new asphalt concrete, concrete pavement and storm drains. During construction, Flatiron crews worked to accommodate the country's busiest single-runway airport, which continued receiving air traffic throughout the project, as planes literally moved through and around the construction site. The eight-phase project began construction in 2009 and was completed on time in July 2010. Owner San Diego Regional County Airport Authority and Kimley-Horn & Associates were also recognized at the CTF Transportation Awards luncheon.

The California Transportation Foundation was founded in 1988 is now the leading charitable transportation organization in the state. More information is available from the California Transportation Foundation.

Flatiron, with a construction volume of more than $1 billion, is one of the leading providers of transportation construction and civil engineering in North America. Flatiron develops innovative solutions to construct infrastructure, including roads, bridges, tunnels, and rail transit, for both public and private clients. Flatiron also operates as a contractor in design-build and public-private partnership projects. Founded in 1947, the firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, one of the world's leading international construction service providers. Further information is available at www.flatironcorp.com.

HOCHTIEF is one of the leading international providers of construction-related services. With more than 70,000 employees and a sales volume of EUR 20.16 billion in FY 2010, the company is represented in all the world‘s major markets. The Group‘s service offering in the fields of development, construction, services, concessions and operation covers the entire life cycle of infrastructure projects, real estate and facilities. In the USA, the biggest construction market in the world, HOCHTIEF is the No. 1 general builder via its subsidiary Turner and, with Group company Flatiron, ranks among the most important players in the field of transportation infrastructure construction. With its subsidiary Leighton (HOCHTIEF share around 55 percent), the Group is market leader in Australia. Because of its engagement for sustainability, HOCHTIEF has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2006. Further information is available at www.hochtief.com/press.

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