Stantec Wins Two “Outstanding Project Awards” from the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers
The Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE) selected Stantec’s Caloosahatchee River Bridge Widening project and Wekiva Parkway Sections 4A & 4B project for awards under their annual “Outstanding Project Awards” program. Caloosahatchee received the award for Outstanding Bridge Project and Wekiva Parkway received the award for Outstanding Environmental Project.
FICE annually recognizes outstanding achievement by its member firms in accomplishing Florida transportation projects. Firms are nominated for awards in seven project award categories. The FICE Outstanding Projects Awards Committee is comprised of FDOT and FICE representatives and selects one winner in each of the seven project categories – Stantec was honored to receive two of the seven awards given in 2016.
The Caloosahatchee River Bridge Widening project is an important project to help enhance mobility for the local community. Stantec used accelerated bridge techniques, like prestressed/precast components for the piling, beam, and pile caps, and a “top down” construction method to prevent environmental encroachments due to the 25 different animal species in the river.
The Wekiva Parkway Sections 4A and 4B project completes the Western Beltway around Orlando, providing a higher capacity and safer east-west travel in Orange, Lake and Seminole counties. The project includes two retention ponds, dual floodplain bridges, a mainline toll plaza, an interchange with the SR 46 Connector Road, and special wildlife fence and jump outs. There was a large population of gopher tortoises and a small population of burrowing owls within the construction limits. To start the project, a total of 281 tortoise burrows were excavated with 139 tortoises recovered.
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