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Gannett Fleming Receives Nationwide Industry Recognition

Numerous Projects Garner ACEC Accolades

(Harrisburg, Pa.)

A highway in Arizona, a dam in Ohio, rail stations in New York, a vehicle maintenance facility and an advanced water treatment facility in California, and a bridge in Connecticut.

The commonality between these Gannett Fleming projects is that they are all recent American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Award (EEA) winners. The respective state ACEC EEA programs recently heralded these projects as leading-edge engineering innovations.

  • Long Island Rail Road Enhanced Station Initiative project - Gannett Fleming.

    ACEC New York recognized the LIRR Enhanced Station Initiative with a Diamond Award. As the busiest commuter railroad in North America, the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) serves as a reliable and safe source of transportation for 80 million passengers each year. To strengthen its reputation, the agency is amid an ambitious design-build Enhanced Station Initiative. Gannett Fleming, as a designer of record, brought station concepts to reality for five stations on Long Island, including several of the LIRR’s most heavily used facilities.
  • Buckeye Lake Dam Improvement project - Gannett Fleming.

    ACEC Ohio recognized the Buckeye Lake Dam Improvement project with an Outstanding Achievement Award. In 2015, the Army Corps of Engineers issued a grave warning about the stability of the Buckeye Lake Dam in central Ohio. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources engaged Gannett Fleming to design interim risk reduction measures that were incorporated into the new dam to protect the surrounding communities. The firm’s innovative solutions included an embankment stability berm, upstream of the dam, to preserve its integrity and a deep soil mix cutoff wall to stop seepage through the embankment.
  • Interstate 40 Devil Dog Wash Reconstruction project - Gannett Fleming.

    ACEC Arizona recognized the Interstate 40 Devil Dog Wash Reconstruction project with an Honor Award. A key transportation corridor near Flagstaff, Arizona, I-40 handles more than 6 million vehicles a year, almost a quarter of which are heavy trucks. To restore safe travel on the highway, Arizona’s Department of Transportation contracted Gannett Fleming to develop a long-term solution for the extreme pavement failure. The team designed a solution using doweled portland cement concrete pavement to reduce the risk of subgrade exposure and improve pavement performance.
  • Southwestern Yard Maintenance Facility project - Gannett Fleming.

    ACEC California recognized the Southwestern Yard Maintenance Facility project with an Honor Award. With a strong focus on sustainability, the Southwestern Yard Maintenance Facility efficiently services and repairs light-rail vehicles for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Crenshaw transit line. Gannett Fleming designed the facility, including an outdoor test track, traction power substation, and overhead contact system, and provided construction administration services.
  • Water Replenishment District of Southern California Advanced Water Treatment Facility project - Gannett Fleming.

    ACEC California also recognized the Water Replenishment District of Southern California Advanced Water Treatment Facility project with a Merit Award. Groundwater in the Central Basin in Los Angeles County receives replenishment by three sources: imported water, stormwater, and recycled water. Because of persistent drought, growing demand, environmental restrictions, and climate change, the first two sources have become increasingly costly and unreliable. As a principal subconsultant, Gannett Fleming was an integral member of the program management team, prepared final design of interconnecting pipelines, and led the design-build procurement and contract negotiation phase for the construction of the Albert Robles Center for Water Recycling, an advanced water treatment plant in Pico Rivera.
  • Sound Beach & Tomac Avenue MNR Bridges Rehabilitation Inspection Services project - Gannett Fleming.

    ACEC Connecticut recognized the Sound Beach & Tomac Avenue MNR Bridges Rehabilitation Inspection Services project with a Merit Award. Originally constructed in 1849, the two bridges carry passengers between New Haven and New York City on Metro-North Railroad’s (MNR) New Haven Line, the busiest rail line in the United States. As rail ridership increased to over 40 million annual passengers, and due to extensive superstructure deterioration, the original bridges needed to be replaced. Gannett Fleming oversaw the multidimensional infrastructure rehabilitation for the two bridges, enhancements to the Old Greenwich station and platform, construction of a 500-foot mechanically stabilized retaining wall, and expansion of two commuter parking lots.

    This is not an all-inclusive ACEC awards list, as some state organizations do not announce winners until their annual recognition events. Gannett Fleming and its thought leaders regularly win awards across multiple disciplines. Visit the Gannett Fleming awards page for more information.

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