Fort Worth’s cook Children’s Medical center, North Tarrant Express and Texrail Commuter Rail named among the Best construction projects of 2018
FORT WORTH’S COOK CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER, NORTH TARRANT EXPRESS AND TEXRAIL COMMUTER RAIL NAMED AMONG THE BEST
CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS OF 2018
Fort Worth’s Cook Children’s Medical Center-South Tower, North Tarrant Express 35W and TEXRail Commuter Rail were named three of the most significant construction projects of 2018, the Associated General Contractors of America announced today. As a result, Linbeck Group, Ferrovial Agroman US Corp./Webber and Archer Western received the association’s Construction Risk Partners Build America Award for the best building new or renovation project valued over $126 million for the medical center, best design-build civil project for the highway project, and best new highway and transportation project for the rail line.
“In a year brimming with exceptional construction projects, these one stood out as among the best,” said Eddie Stewart, the association’s president and president and chief executive officer of Caddell Construction in Montgomery, Ala. “The winning firms demonstrated top-notch skill, teamwork, and innovation to complete projects that serve as benchmarks for our industry and milestones for our communities.”
Linbeck Group improved the efficiency, safety, and capacity of several outdated departments within the hospital by constructing a new, state-of-the-art facility that includes specialized operating rooms, a heart center suite, custom, patient-friendly wayfinding, and laboratory suites utilizing clean suite technologies. Patients and their families, doctors, staff members, and hospital administrators all were directly involved in the planning process, which required Linbeck to extend the design phase.
Not only did Ferrovial Agroman US Corp./Webber increase capacity on a major corridor in Tarrant County, but they improved safety by replacing left-side exit with right-side combined ramps, allowing for longer merging distances. The joint venture team installed 20 new structures at one major interchange and two new TEXpress Lanes along I-35W. Ferrovial Agroman US Corp./Webber completed the $1.4 billion, 6.5-mile project on budget and two months ahead of schedule.
Archer Western Herzog Joint Venture built a new, 27-mile, rail line from downtown Fort Worth to the DFW International airport that includes nine stations in multiple local jurisdictions. The joint venture built 24 bridges and 40 road crossing for the new line. The project team installed or relocated 53,000 linear feet of utilities, constructed 300,000 square feet of walls, and installed 6,000 tons of reinforcing steel. Crews worked round-the-clock to meet the project deadlines, while retrofitting two existing stations during construction. “The Build America Awards recognize the ingenuity, thoughtful planning, and masterful delivery of construction projects across the country,” said Joe Charczenko, Construction Practice Leader at Construction Risk Partners. “We would like to congratulate all of this year’s award winners and nominees for their accomplishments, and are proud to recognize the innovative projects that are transforming the construction industry.”
The Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards highlight the nation’s most significant construction projects. A panel of judges, representing all areas of construction, evaluated an impressive number of submissions this year, assessing each project’s complexity, use of innovative construction techniques and client satisfaction, among other criteria. The awards, which were announced during the association’s annual convention in Denver, are considered by many to be the most prestigious recognition of construction accomplishments in the U.S.