Horrocks Engineers recently performed the Program Management and Construction Engineering Management for the SR-193; 2000 West to I-15 project in Davis County, Utah. Horrocks is excited to announce the project won the International Partnering Institute’s (IPI) top award, the John L. Martin Partnered Project Award of the Year, Diamond Level. The project team received the award at the IPI’s Awards Ceremony in San Francisco on May 15, 2014. According to IPI, judging factors for the award include applying IPI’s practices and partnering principals, project results, coordination with stakeholders, lessons learned, and evidence of change to the culture of construction.
The SR-193 project consists of three miles of new construction on a five lane section of roadway. The work includes a bridge over the UPRR and UTA FrontRunner tracks, traffic signals, noise walls, reconstruction of the D&RGW Trail, earthwork, and 3 pedestrian underpasses.
After the project started, the original design for the bridge over the tracks was redesigned by Horrocks to optimize structure geometry and lower construction costs. Horrocks redesigned the bridge in eight weeks and saved UDOT $1.5 million. The project, which had a total cost of $32 million, also included 91,838 hand placed blocks, 115,000 square feet of walls, and 45,735 cubic yards of PCCP (Portland Concrete Cement Pavement).
In December 2013, the project reached Beneficial Occupancy, five months ahead of schedule. The road is fully functional and operational, but the final work will not be complete until Summer 2014.
The SR-193 project team consisted of Horrocks Engineers, HDR, Jacobs, SIS Consulting, IGES, and Jacques and Associates.
Horrocks’ excellence in partnering is also being recognized in Arizona. At the 63rd Arizona Conference on Road and Streets in Tucson, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) awarded 10 project teams with the 2013 Partnering Excellence Award. The award recognizes teams that successfully utilize ADOT’s partnering program to produce a successful project. The partnering program focuses on nourishing productive relationships and provides processes for effective conflict resolution.
Horrocks was on four of the winning project teams:
- Category: Roadway Project Under $5 million; Project: Urgent Repairs to Hell Canyon Bridge on SR-89
- Category: Roadway Project Under $5 million; Project: Construction of the Little Hell Canyon Dam
- Category: Roadway Project $5 million to $25 million; Project: Widening of Fain Road between SR 69 and SR 89A
- Category: Other Transportation Infrastructure under $5 million; Project: Rehabilitation of the Sunset Point rest area along Interstate 17
Horrocks served as the Resident Engineer and provided inspection support on the Urgent Repairs to Hell Canyon Bridge on SR-89 project. On the other three projects, Horrocks served as the Resident Engineer and provided Project Supervisors, in addition to providing inspection staff support and lab staff support.