Two Gannett Fleming projects were honored in the Engineering News-Record (ENR) New York’s Best Projects 2017 competition at an awards event on Sept. 27. The Newtown Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) in Brooklyn won in the Water/Environment category, while the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Design-Build Johnson Avenue Yard in Queens received an award of merit in the Airport/Transit category.
Newtown Creek WPCP
Gannett Fleming, Aptima, and Michael Baker formed a joint venture team for construction management of a multi-year upgrade that increased the Newtown Creek WPCP’s wet weather processing capacity from 310 to 720 million gallons per day. The team successfully completed the upgrade and was $71.7 million under budget. This project also earned a National Recognition Award at the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards and a Diamond Award in ACEC of New York’s waste and stormwater category.
Johnson Avenue Yard
Gannett Fleming provided resident engineering services for construction management of the LIRR Johnson Avenue Yard reconfiguration on the south side of busy Jamaica Station. Completed in 2016, the improvements laid the groundwork for construction of a new station passenger platform. Stantec Consulting Services is the engineer of record for the project. The Johnson Avenue Yard reconfiguration also received a National Recognition Award from ACEC and a Platinum Award from ACEC of New York.
See the complete list of ENR New York's Best Project 2017 winners. The projects are all located in New York and New Jersey and were judged by a panel of industry experts on a set of rigorous criteria, including the team’s ability to overcome challenges, the project’s contribution to the industry and community, and its safety, construction, and design quality. Read in-depth profiles of the Newtown Creek WPCP and Johnson Avenue Yard projects in the September 2017 issue of ENR New York.