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2015 National Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference Award Recipients

Todd Danielson on August 30, 2016 - in Articles, Bridges, Showcase

The 2015 National Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Conference presented awards to recognize the best ABC projects and most-influential person contributing to the cause and implementation of ABC.

Most Influential Person Contributing to the Cause and Implementation of ABC


Michael P. Culmo, vice president, CME

Michael P. Culmo serves as the vice president of CME and has more than 25 years of experience in structural engineering. He’s considered an expert in the field of bridge design and innovative construction strategies. He’s also a nationally recognized expert in Accelerated Bridge Construction practices, authoring numerous papers, articles and manuals in the field of bridge engineering design methods and construction techniques.

Culmo has worked on several high-profile projects, including Massachusetts’s Fast 14 Bridge Replacement, and he has helped several departments of transportation (including Utah, Connecticut and Rhode Island) develop and further pilot projects and standards using accelerated bridge construction methods. He serves on numerous industry committees and groups, including chairing the National Steel Bridge Alliance, the High-Performance Steel Design Advisory Committee for the American Iron and Steel Institute, and the Transportation Research Board.

Video: https://youtu.be/aPusBaofMPo

Best ABC Project in Lateral Slide Technology: I-84 over Dingle Ridge Road (Brewster, NY)

Owner: New York State Department of Transportation

General Contractor: Marino Crane

Designer: HNTB Corporation

Contracting Method: Design-Bid-Build

Video: https://youtu.be/uPm7bamQO04

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Best ABC Project in Self-Propelled Modular Transporters: Hastings Bridge (Hastings, MN)

Owner: Minnesota Department of Transportation

General Contractor: Lunda Construction and Ames Construction

Designer: Parsons

Contracting Method: Design-Build Best Value Joint Venture

Video: https://youtu.be/dyQsmjIamPI

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Best ABC Project in Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems: Rochester Fast 4 (Rochester, VT)

Owner: Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans)

General Contractor: W.M. Schultz Construction Inc.

Designer: VHB

Additional Contributors: J.P. Carrara & Sons Inc. – Precaster

Contracting Method: Design-Bid-Build

Video: https://youtu.be/h4xryxtQ1Mw

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Todd Danielson has been in trade technology media for more than 20 years, now the editorial director for V1 Media and all of its publications: Informed Infrastructure, Earth Imaging Journal, Sensors & Systems, Asian Surveying & Mapping, and the video news portal GeoSpatial Stream.

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