Engineering and Construction Excellence Awards for the Central Artery/Tunnel Project
The list that follows incorporates selected awards granted the Central Artery/Tunnel Project and its designers and contractors for technological advancement during the long life of the Big Dig. These advancements demonstrate excellence in leadership, governance and team innovation.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) awarded the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge its Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award, credited to Swiss bridge designer Christian Menn, who designed the widest cable-stayed bridge in the world, a design that ties cables from the roadbed directly to the support towers.
Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff (B/PB) joint-venture management team and AIG Consultants, Inc., received the Arthur Quern Quality Award from the Risk and Insurance Management Society for the venture's development on the Big Dig of an electronic personnel-tracking system for use in emergency tunnel evacuations.
The successful execution and completion of the Boston Jacked Tunnels set a new precedent in the world, becoming the largest and most complex set of tunnels ever installed using this method. These tunnels were actually 10 times the size of any jacked tunnels previously attempted within the United States. Through its team of engineers from Mott MacDonald, the project was awarded the prestigious NOVA Award from the Construction Innovation Forum.
The tunnel jacking team, through its ...

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