On August 25, 2012, CK Constructors achieved the Substantial Completion Milestone for the Telegraph Road Interchange, the final phase of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge mega-project - well ahead of the required completion date of December 15, 2012.
Transportation construction projects nationwide were recognized May 30, 2012, for their contributions to environmental protection and mitigation during the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation’s (ARTBA-TDF) 13th annual “Globe Awards” event, held in the Nation’s Capital as part of the association’s Federal Issues Program. Maryland’s Intercounty Connector, Contract B, Corman’s joint venture project with Kiewit and Wagman, was the First Place Winner in the Major Highway (Over $100 Million category). This is an astounding achievement as the Maryland State Highway Administration and Maryland Transportation Authority submitted the entire Intercounty Connector project, which came in second.
The Cherry Hill Road Extension Bridge Project wins County Engineers Association of Maryland Award of Merit for 2012 in the Large Project Category.
MD Intercounty Connector Contract A Wins Best Project 2011
ICC Contract A was recently selected as Engineering News Record’s Northeast Best Project of 2011 in the transportation category. The project, one of 98 entries, was chosen by a panel of industry veterans from the region, and was judged on five criteria: safety, innovation, teamwork, quality, and design. The project qualifies for ENR’s Best of the Best Projects of 2011, which will be judged against all regional winners. ICC, Contract A, is a joint venture comprised of Corman, Granite Construction,and G.A. & F.C. Wagman.
Corman Wins “The Glass Hammer Award”
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association, ARTBA, honored Corman with the 2011 “Glass Hammer Award”, which is presented annually to 3 companies in the transportation industry that promote women leaders within their organizations.
ARTBA/CNA Contractor Safety Award Finalist
Corman is a finalist for the ARTBA/CNA Contractor Safety Awards, winners to be announced in October, 2011.
US Rt. 40 Patapsco Bridge
Corman is geared up to renovate the 75 year old Patapsco Bridge, situated in the Patapsco State Park, between Catonsville and Ellicott City, MD. This MD-SHA project presents unique environmental challenges, such as in-stream construction restrictions during fish spawning season, March through June. There is a variety of wildlife to be accommodated, as well as campers in the park. Daily commuter traffic through the project, numbering about 38,000 vehicles, presents an additional set of challenges and concerns. This project is schedule to complete in the summer of 2013.
VDOT CQIP Review WWB Telegraph Road Interchange Project
CKC , the Corman/Kiewit joint venture on the Telegraph Road Interchange Project, the final phase of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project, scored 95.3%, the highest score granted to date, on VDOT’s CQIP, short for Construction Quality Improvement Program. Jalal Masumi, VDOT’s Deputy Project Manager of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project, writes: “Scoring 95.3% for a project of the enormity and complexity of our VB 236 contract [the largest VDOT construction contract awarded to-date] is a truly significant positive achievement. It reflects our meeting the partnering mission statement commitments. I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the VDOT/PCC/CKC partnership team for their steadfastness and resolve. I congratulate the team for having met the challenges in achieving this score, and thank them again. Let’s keep up the good work.”
Corman wins contract to rehab the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
Corman was recently awarded the National Park Service contract for the rehabilitation of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, one of the most highly recognizable of American, historic icons. The project requires the complete demolition of the existing site and replacement with a new pool, water treatment facility, pedestrian walkways, and lighting. The existing pool has been sinking since its construction in the 1920s, leading to numerous leaks. In addition, since there have been no means to treat or reuse the water in the pool, the Park Service has had to periodically drain and refill the pool with water from the city supply.
The new pool will be founded on approximately 2700 timber piles to prevent future subsidence. A new water recirculation and treatment facility will provide an environmentally friendly and sustainable means to recycle the water, which will come from the Tidal Basin. The new system will prevent the current problem of water stagnation and keep the pool in better condition.
This project will commence under the intense scrutiny, not only of the Park Service, highly interested government officials, and the media, but the multitude of Americans who visit the area every year. The new Reflecting Pool is estimated to complete by the spring of 2012.
Woodrow Wilson Bridge I-95/Telegraph Road Interchange Project meets Milestone #6
On September 25, 2010, CK Constructors, the Corman-Kiewit joint venture, met final interim Milestone #6. The required ramps opened to vehicular traffic 59 days early, far in advance of the required completion date of November 18, 2010 . CK has now met all 6 interim milestones.
Corman Safety Director Awarded 2010 Safety Professional of the Year
The National Safety Council, Chesapeake Chapter,awarded Corman Safety Director, John Lanigan, “Regional Safety Professional of the Year”.
Interim Milestones Met on Woodrow Wilson Bridge I-95/Telegraph Road Interchange Improvements
The Corman/Kiewit team met two interim milestones so far for this project. The first milestone was opening the Ramp G interchange in September 2008. The second milestone was opening the Ramp H interchange on or before May 31, 2009. The team worked through wet, stormy spring weather to meet this milestone.
Following are contracts Corman Construction was recently awarded:
- Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool (see above)
- I-70 Design-Build Project, Frederick, Maryland
The project consists of much needed improvements to the I-70 and South Street Interchange. I-70 will be widened for approximately one mile to accommodate an additional travel lane. The existing two lane bridges on I-70 over South Street will be replaced with new, three lane bridges. These improvements will provide a safer, more efficient, and better operational interchange. The Lead Design Firm AECOM, along with our geotechnical engineer Hillis- Carnes, will provide design services. The project will be completed in the summer of 2013.
- Design-Build Intercounty Connector Contract B in Montgomery County (MD 200), Maryland for Maryland State Highway Administration
The MD 200 project is considered one of the most environmentally-sensitive endeavors the Maryland State Highway Administration (MSHA) has ever undertaken. The project requires construction of a new 7.1 mile divided highway located in Montgomery County with a starting point at MD 97, extending east just before Old Columbia Pike. Corman has teamed with Kiewit Construction and GA & FC Wagman for this initiative. Expected completion date is November 2011.
- Korah 3/Treated Water Conduit Project – City of Richmond
The Korah 3/Treated Water Conduit Project includes the construction of 24-inch, 30-inch, 36-inch, 48-inch, and 60-inch water mains to convey potable water along the north bank of the James River from the water treatment plant to the Byrd Park Pumping Station for the City of Richmond. Most of the pipeline work is located between CSX tracks and the James River. The project is expected to begin in late summer 2009 and finish in mid 2012.
Articles of Interest
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