The American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA) honored several engineering firms at the organization’s annual Diamond Awards for Engineering Excellence gala on March 2, 2015.

JMT’s award-winning projects are as follows:

Category A: Studies, Research & Consulting Services
Project: Penn’s Landing Redevelopment Study
Owner: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
The Penn’s Landing Redevelopment Study provides an exciting framework for the long-awaited renewal of Philadelphia’s premiere waterfront area. When implemented, the plan will create a significant waterfront destination without major impacts to, or costly reconfiguration of, the surrounding infrastructure network.

Category C: Structural Systems
Project: Accelerated Construction Delivers SR 288 Bridge Replacement in Seven Days
Owner: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11-0
The SR 288 project, located in Lawrence County, PA, involved the replacement of the bridge on an accelerated schedule. Because of the 22-mile detour route, PennDOT District 11-0 challenged JMT to design a bridge using accelerated bridge construction (ABC) techniques to minimize the number of days of closure.

Category D: Surveying and Mapping Technology
Project: Monitoring Surveys on the New Baltimore Slide
Owner: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
Monitoring surveys provided data to develop proposed excavation and earthwork efforts for the safe and efficient removal of the slide and completion of the desired Turnpike roadway reconstruction. The approximate four-million-cubic-yard earthwork contract will remove and rebuild the New Baltimore Slide and rebuild the slope, along with an adjacent cut necessary for the reconstruction of the Turnpike at a later date.

Diamond Certificates:

Category I: Special Projects
Project: Zimmerman Center for Heritage Enhancement
Owner:  Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area
The Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area (SGHA) awarded a contract to JMT to provide construction inspection and management services for a historic building renovation and waterfront amenities for the Zimmerman Center for Heritage Enhancement project.

Category J: Small Projects
Project: Cresson Street Retaining Wall Replacement
Owner:  City of Philadelphia, Department of Streets and SEPTA
This project involved the inspection and ultimate rehabilitation of a 331-foot-long stone masonry retaining wall and barrier replacement located adjacent to Cresson Street and SEPTA’s Norristown Regional Rail Line, between Calumet and Midvale Avenues, in Philadelphia.

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