The American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey (ACECNJ) presented Gannett Fleming with two awards during its 47th Annual Engineering Awards Banquet on March 14, 2018.
Secaucus Maintenance Facility Prototype
Gannett Fleming received ACECNJ’s Distinguished Award for the development of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s (NJTA) Secaucus Maintenance Facility Prototype. NJTA requested a cost-effective plan to accommodate the needs of the turnpike and its maintenance facilities, consisting of buildings from 12,000 to 40,000 square feet. Fourteen additional facilities resulted from the Secaucus Maintenance Facility Prototype.
The solution featured a modular design with precast concrete wall panels, creating a load-bearing exterior skin for greater interior layout flexibility. The off-site panel production reduced weather impacts, improved quality, and expedited construction. The prototype also offered standard planning modules for administrative areas and vehicle maintenance bays, which saved time and money.
U.S. Routes 1 & 9 and 46 over Jones Road
ACECNJ presented an Honor Award to Gannett Fleming for the replacement of U.S. Routes 1&9 and 46 bridge over Jones Road. The deteriorating 87-year-old bridge was unable to meet the traffic volumes on the major commuter route between Northern New Jersey and New York City's borough of Manhattan. The project team faced the task of replacing the bridge superstructure with minimal impact to approximately 63,000 vehicles that cross the bridge daily.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) contracted with a joint venture team comprised of Gannett Fleming, J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, and Joseph M. Sanzari Inc., to replace the 60-foot-long bridge. They collaborated with state and local stakeholders to develop a unique traffic plan with detour routes and alternate travel routes to reduce congestion through the work zone. The team used accelerated bridge construction techniques to reduce impacts to commuters during the bridge superstructure replacement over two weekends.