Engineering companies Crawford, Murphy & Tilly and EFK Moen won a Grand Award at the 2017 American Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri Engineering Excellence Awards banquet last month. Several other awards were also presented to Illinois-based businesses.
“We’d like to thank the ACEC-Missouri and our peers in the engineering industry for choosing to honor this project,” Jay Rakers, CMT project manager, said. “The improvements made to the downtown St. Louis area are truly remarkable and we’re proud to be a part of this historic transformation of the Arch grounds. A special thanks to the MoDOT management team, who led the way in allowing our team to coordinate with 18 stakeholders and agencies in delivering their project two months ahead of schedule.”
The Bridging the Gateway was runner-up in the voting for the organization's Grand Conceptor Prize. It is a plan to connect and expand the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, cite of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, which would cost an estimated $30 million. The funds were coordinated among multiple agencies, including the Missouri Department of Transportation. According to the plans, the project team executed the first known application of a value engineering workshop specifically for construction phasing.