Texas ASCE Honors LAN with Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award

(AUSTIN – March 2007) The Texas Section of American Society of Civil Engineers is presenting its prestigious Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award to the planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN). The award recognizes the firm’s work on the Lamar Boulevard Reconstruction project in Austin. It will be presented during the Texas Section Spring 2007 Meeting at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler, Texas, April 11-14.

The Texas OCEA award is given on an annual basis to the outstanding project that demonstrates the greatest contribution to civil engineering progress and to society. Projects are judged based on several criteria such as contribution to the well-being of people and communities, resourcefulness in the planning and in the solution of design problems, innovations used during construction, pioneering in the use of systems, materials and methods, and impact on physical environments, unusual aspects and aesthetic values.

The Lamar Boulevard Reconstruction Project was an Accelerated Design and Construction Process (ADCP) developed by the City of Austin and LAN to replace decades-old water and sewer lines on Lamar Boulevard, the congested, urban core of Austin. The $13.5 million project included 24 blocks of design and reconstruction efforts with minimum disruption to businesses and the public within a 15-month schedule. The entire project was completed 10 months ahead of schedule. LAN provided full program and construction management services, including design, bidding and construction.

“I am delighted that LAN has been chosen as the winner of the Texas OCEA award,” said Brian Rice, LAN Vice President for Central Texas. “The Lamar Boulevard project set the benchmark for accelerated reconstruction projects in Austin and this award is a tribute to our engineers and the City of Austin staff who were instrumental in making this project a success.”

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