New York, NY, June 02, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The NYS Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) will honor Hill International, LiRo and HDR Inc. for their role in the joint venture construction management of 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. D. Clarke Pile, P.E., Hill's Senior Vice President and Mike Rafat P.E. will be accepting the recognition plague on behalf of the joint venture Construction Management team 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. The subway tunneling 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 are extremely honored that the No. 7 Line Extension has been recognized as Project of the Year,” said David L. Richter, Hill’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “All the members of our joint venture CM team did an outstanding job in supporting MTACC on this project,” added Richter. 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 the owner of the project, Dr. Michael Horodniceanu, President of MTA Capital Construction. “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 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 New York City, 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.
“Hill International, LiRo and HDR Engineering deserve recognition for their role as construction managers of this Design-Bid-Build mega-project which was completed five months ahead of schedule and under budget,” stated Rudi O. Sherbansky P.E., Chair of PEs in Construction Group of NYSSPE.
Hill International provides program management, project management, construction management, construction claims and consulting services, employing 3,800 professionals in 100 offices worldwide. Hill is an international multi-disciplinary consulting firm serving private clients, Governments, and international development agencies, offering a wide range of services from feasibility studies and development planning to project and construction management to claims analysis and litigation support. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 8th largest construction management firm in the United States.
The LiRo Group provides construction management, engineering, environmental, architectural, and program management solutions in transportation, infrastructure, and public building projects and has been involved with some of the country's top projects and landmarks, including the post 9/11 rebuilding of Lower Manhattan, the Number 7 Subway Line Extension, Niagara Municipal Complex, New York Public Library, and the High Line Park.
HDR is a global employee-owned firm providing architecture, engineering, consulting, construction and related services through various operating companies. HDR is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska and currently employs more than 8,000 professionals in more than 185 locations with completed projects in 60 countries. Founded in 1917, HDR stands for the initials of its founders H.H. Henningson, Charles Durham and Willard Richardson. Henningson Engineering Company officially became Henningson, Durham & Richardson, Inc. in 1950. The name was later shortened to HDR, Inc.
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.