RVMA Intake Project Wins ABC Eagle Excellence in Construction Award
May 17, 2011
(Harrisburg, Pa.) The Redbank Valley Municipal Authority’s (RVMA’s) Rehabilitation of Intake and Appurtenances project in New Bethlehem, Pa., has earned the Eagle Award in the Other Construction - Less than $2 Million category of the Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC’s) Excellence in Construction Awards. Gannett Fleming performed field surveys, geotechnical analysis, hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, and prepared final construction documents, to rehabilitate the more than 100-year-old Redbank Valley Intake Dam and construct a new river intake and fish passage facility. The rehabilitation project addressed several deficiencies at the existing 8-foot-high, run-of-river dam, including the continuation of a raw water supply.
Gannett Fleming worked with state regulators to support the community’s desire to keep the dam in place when many areas are being mandated to eliminate dams. The design encompassed unique features that not only maintain the supply of raw water for the existing water treatment plant intake, but also keep a large portion of the existing dam intact, helping to expedite construction.
Kukurin Contracting, Inc., the contractor on the project, accepted the award Feb. 22 during the 21st Annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Orlando, Fla. The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects and safety programs. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect, and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety, and cost.
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