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Huntington District Receives Two National Awards
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 15:14 From Press Release
The Program and Project Management Community of Practice presented the team at Bolivar Dam in Bolivar, Ohio, with the Project Delivery Team of the Year – Honor Award. Because of seepage at the dam, a team was assembled to develop a major rehabilitation report and developed a plan to reduce the risk, including building a downstream seepage blanket extension, replacing the steel service gates, improving monitoring and instrumentation, and grouting the left abutment. The innovative design and coordination of the contract has allowed the team to reach their project milestone, and the construction contract was awarded in February 2014.
The USACE Innovation of the Year Award was presented to the East Fork Bridge Piling Rehabilitation project. Located at East Lynn Lake in East Lynn, W.Va., the team was able to rehabilitate a bridge at minimal costs, thanks to an innovative solution to the problem. Corrosion had forced a partial closure and weight limit on the use of the bridge, but by combining engineering principals with composite materials, the team was able to bring the bridge back to its designed capacity at less than half the cost.
“This is a tremendous accomplishment for the Huntington District Team and a great credit to all of those involved in these projects. When you think of the thousands of projects in USACE at any given time, our team’s selection for these awards attest to the professionalism and skill of our entire workforce,” said Col. Leon Parrott, Commander, Huntington District.
The awards are given annually for excellence. Awards were presented to 70 projects and individuals around the world at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Strategic Leaders Conference at Fort Belvoir, Va.
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