Flatiron Takes Home Slew of Awards
The past weeks have seen Flatiron winning a series of prestigious awards. These accolades further bolster our commitment to safety, and highlight the innovative solutions that transform infrastructure in the communities we serve.
For the third consecutive year the Texas District was presented the TxDOT-AGC Bluebonnet Safety Award. Texas was also given the Association of General Contractors Certificate of Commendation for Excellent Safety Record.
Texas Safety Manager James Walcik, a tireless advocate of the “don’t walk by – take action” ethos, was thrilled by the recognitions. “These types of awards can only be received by staying committed to safety, things that must be done on a daily basis,” he says. “These honors were definitely a team effort, not individual recognitions.”
Meanwhile out West, Engineering News-Record (ENR) California honored two Flatiron projects in the Golden State. As part of its 2020 Regional Best Project series, the Route 210 Roadway Rehabilitation project won for Highway/Bridge Best Project (Southern California). Flatiron was awarded the contract this past spring to rehab 160,000 cubic yards of pavement along an important stretch of highway in the Los Angeles area.
Also from ENR, the Coast Boulevard Sea Cave Emergency Stabilization project in San Diego won Best Small Project. For that City of San Diego initiative, Flatiron was brought in on an emergency basis to reinforce a cave (and the roadway above it) from collapsing.
The Northwest Division also took home a big award, after the Highway 20 Curve Realignment and Shoulder Widening Project won the IPI John L. Martin Partnered Project of the Year Award Level Sapphire. The Flatiron team realigned two miles of deteriorating roadway for Caltrans near Smartsville, California. The project wrapped up last October.
Project Manager Charles Marrow was elated by the honor: “Winning this award is a testament to the efforts of the project team top to bottom. All of the daily coordination, communication and collaborative thinking made this recognition well deserved.”
Finally, the Canadian Division found itself in the winner’s circle for a brand new award. The Samuel de Champlain Bridge project won in the infrastructure category of the inaugural Excellence in Concrete Construction award from American Concrete Institute’s Quebec and Eastern Ontario chapter. According to ACI, these new awards are meant to “highlight the quality, diversity, and excitement of concrete construction.”
The more than two-mile-long bridge over the Saint Lawrence River in Montreal was completed last year.