Outstanding Highway Construction – Excellence in Large Structures
OMNNI Associates, a Westwood company, was recently recognized for their expertise in providing highway construction administration services for the replacement of the Wolf River Bridge and Approaches in the Village of Winneconne, Winnebago County.
The project received the “Outstanding Highway Construction Award for Excellence in Large Structures” from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). The award was presented to the WisDOT, NE Region (owner & construction engineering services), OMNNI Associates (construction engineering services), and Lunda Construction Company (prime contractor).
The award ceremony was held during the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association Contractor-Engineer Conference Awards Banquet at the Madison Marriott-West in Middleton, Wisconsin on January 30.
Brad Gregorius, (second from left) was present to receive the honor along with representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Northeast Region and Lunda Construction Company.
The award–winning project included construction administration for the replacement of the existing bascule bridge with a fixed bridge on a new alignment south of the existing bridge. The existing bridge remained in place during construction. The bridge replacement project included two MSE walls to support the approach fills, two sheet pile sea walls, and two 24-foot-wide by 230-feet-long slab span structures which will serve as permanent fishing structures.
Outstanding Airport Construction – Excellence in Construction Engineering
OMNNI Associates, a Westwood company, was recently recognized for their expertise in providing airport construction administration services for the reconstruction of the general aviation apron and taxiways at Sheboygan County Memorial Airport.
The project received the 2019 Annual Award for “Outstanding Airport Construction Project and Excellence in Airport Construction Engineering” from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Aeronautics. The award was presented to OMNNI Associates (construction engineering services), and Vinton Construction Company (prime contractor).
Ben Backus, resident engineer (second from left) was present to receive the honor along with representatives from Vinton Construction.
The award-winning project reconstructed and upgraded a portion of the terminal apron and three taxiways greatly enhancing the transportation facility for air travelers, airport tenants, and clientele. Construction affected 52 hangars and access to a runway and fueling area. The project was split into three different phases in order to maintain access. Extensive communication with the tenants and FBO was critical. Drainage improvements were also part of the project.