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Parsons Brinckerhoff to be Honored as Project Engineers of the 2013 Construction Project of the Year


New York, NY, June 02, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The NYS Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) will honor Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) for their role as the project engineers on the 2013 Construction Project of the Year at NYSSPE’s Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony which will be held in Lake Placid, New York on June 7th, 2013. New York City’s No. 7 subway extension project will be awarded the 2013 Construction Project of the Year by the PEs in Construction Group of NYSSPE. For further information regarding the conference and awards ceremony, contact NYSSPE’s Programs Director, Jennifer Miller 518-283-7490.

“We’re tremendously honored to be recognized by our peers for the design of this important extension of New York City’s subway, which will help to revitalize the far west side of Manhattan,” said George J. Pierson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Parsons Brinckerhoff. Neil Lucey, P.E., PB’s Senior Vice President and Erdem Dogan, P.E., Project Manager will be accepting the recognition plague on behalf of Parsons Brinckerhoff as project engineers of the $1.1 billion subway tunneling contract, the first phase of the $2.1 billion, No. 7 Subway Line Extension Project in New York City.

“Parsons Brinckerhoff deserves recognition for their role as project engineers on this high-profile mega-project,” stated Rudi Sherbansky P.E., Chair of the PEs in Construction Group of NYSSPE. “The project incorporated state of the art construction technologies such as double-shielded tunnel boring machines (TBMs) to delicately tunnel under Manhattan skyscrapers and lay tunnel walls using a ground freezing method to harden sub-terrainian soil which allowed the tunnel boring machines to maintain proper course.” The No. 7 Subway Line Extension will provide transit access to the West Side of Manhattan, including the Jacob Javits Convention Center, by extending the No. 7 Line westward from its current terminus at Times Square to a new station being constructed at 34th Street and Eleventh Avenue. It will help to stimulate economic growth and continuing development of the area. The Hudson Yards Development Corporation is overseeing the program.

“This is a significant award for the No. 7 Line Extension Project,” said Dr. Michael Horodniceanu, President of MTA Capital Construction, owner of the project. “It recognizes the aptitude of our contractors and construction management team in the face of complex challenges.” The No. 7 Line is being built by a JV of Shea/Skanska/Schiavone, known as S3II. The tunneling project was completed five months ahead of schedule and under budget.

The No. 7 line subway extension project in New York City is to receive the 2013 Construction Project of the Year award for outstanding professional engineering efforts in developing creative solutions and innovative technologies in construction of an infrastructure project. The No. 7 project used the first double-shielded tunnel boring machines (TBMs) to tunnel under New York City while placing precast concrete segments to form the tunnels’ walls. For the first time in the world, a ground freezing method was used to harden soil to act as rock which allowed the TBMs to maintain proper course while boring and placing the tunnel liners. The No. 7 Line Extension is scheduled to open in June 2014.

Parsons Brinckerhoff is a global consulting firm assisting public and private clients to plan, develop, design, construct, operate and maintain thousands of critical infrastructure projects around the world. Founded in New York City in 1885, Parsons Brinckerhoff is a diverse company with 14,000 people in more than 150 offices on five continents. PB is currently at work on thousands of infrastructure projects throughout the world. These range from the mega-projects that define an entire region to smaller, more local projects that keep a community humming.

The New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) is an organization consisting of engineering professionals from all disciplines and employment sectors that advocates licensure, promotes the ethical, competent and lawful practice of engineering, and enhances the image and interests of its members and the engineering profession. NYSSPE represents professional engineers (totaling more than 25,000 licensees in New York State) practicing in all disciplines (civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, geotechnical, environmental, etc) and practicing in all practice settings (private sector consulting, industry, government, and education). For further information regarding the conference and awards ceremony, contact NYSSPE’s Programs Director, Jennifer Miller 518-283-7490.
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