Two HDR Projects Receive DBIA Transportation Awards

(August 1, 2013) - Two HDR projects, the I-15 Corridor Expansion in Utah and the President George Bush Turnpike-Western Extension Design-Build project in Texas, have been recognized by the Design-Build Institute of America with 2013 Transportation Awards.

DBIA awards highlight exemplary projects that achieve budget and schedule goals and demonstrate advanced and innovative application of total integrated project delivery, including design-build best practices.
The I-15 Corridor Expansion project, designed by Fluor/HDR Global Design Consultants, received the National Design-Build Award for Transportation Projects—a first place recognition. When the Utah Department of Transportation completed the I-15 Corridor Expansion project in December 2012, it became the fastest billion-dollar public highway project built in U.S. history. The project, which included 24 miles of freeway reconstruction and widening, 10 interchanges and 63 bridges, was completed $260 million under budget, with a final cost of $1.465 billion.

The Phase 4 Development of the President George Bush Turnpike-Western Extension project received the Merit Award for Transportation Projects. The project is a 6.5-mile, four-lane toll road with two major interchanges and was the North Texas Tollway Authority's first design-build project. The final segment of an 11.5-mile loop around Dallas, the project was successfully delivered on time and under budget after overcoming many challenges with innovative solutions.

HDR served as the program and construction manager for this $554 million corridor, while the design-builder was Prairie Link Constructors, a team including Fluor Enterprises, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure  and AECOM Technical Services.

"As alternative delivery methods are increasingly used to optimize program implementation, a collaborative team process is critical to achieve high-value results," said Tim Dougherty, HDR's Alternative Delivery director. "We are very proud of the successful efforts by our design builders, HDR colleagues and the many subcontractors who contributed to these significant industry recognitions by DBIA."

The Best Overall Award Winner and Design Excellence Award Winner will be announced at the Design-Build Conference and Expo Nov. 5 in Las Vegas.

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