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Crews Create Land Over Water for New Riverwalk
Development of new public spaces along the Chicago River requires that most construction staging occur on water.

Image Courtesy of Sasaki Architects Inc.

ENR Midwest Best Projects 2014
Honorees range from a Holocaust memorial and airport runway to an orangutan habitat and tied-arch bridge.

Photo Courtesy of Jason Steinkamp Photography

More Projects
11/17/14 Best Project Airports/Transit: O’Hare International Airport Runway 10C-28C and Associated Taxiways

Runway constructed at center of world’s second-busiest airport.
11/17/14 Best Project Award of Merit Manufacturing: Easton-Bell Sports Inc.

Onsite concrete batch plant saves time, emissions and fuel.
11/17/14 Best Project Cultural/Worship: Ohio Holocaust and Liberators Memorial

Complex forms and surfaces require 3D engineering.
11/17/14 Best Project Energy/Industrial: Schahfer Unit 14 FGD and WWTP

Project team members shave 10 months off massive plant retrofit.
11/17/14 Best Project Excellence in Safety and Government/Public Buildings

Integrated design guides execution of facility.
11/17/14 Best Project Higher Education/Research: GE Aviation EPISCENTER at University of Dayton

Traditional forms and materials belie high-tech functions within.
11/17/14 Best Project Highways/Bridges: Hastings Bridge

Project team executes one of the largest bridge moves ever in the U.S.
11/17/14 Best Project Interior Design/Tenant Improvements: Motorola Mobility Headquarters

Largest Chicago leasehold in nearly a decade completed in just 10 months.
11/17/14 Best Project K-12 Ed: Mary Institute & St. Louis Country Day School STEM Building

School provides a real-world lesson in sustainable design.
11/17/14 Best Project Office/Retail/Mixed Use: The Z

Unique mix of uses enlivens downtown Detroit.
11/17/14 Best Project Renovation/Restoration: William G. Milliken State Park and Outdoor Adventure Center

Historic steel frame incorporated into Michigan public attraction.
11/17/14 Best Project Residential/Hospitality: Hyatt Place Harper Court

Hotel anchors 1-million-sq-ft urban development.
11/17/14 Best Project Specialty Contracting: Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center

Project presents high degree of difficulty in forming and placing concrete
11/17/14 Best Project Sports/Entertainment: Camp Randall Stadium Student-Athlete Performance Center

Active site poses logistical challenges during construction of sports facility.
11/17/14 Best Project Water/Environment: Cat Islands Chain Reconstruction

Crews log 2 million miles between quarries and project site.
11/17/14 Best Projects Award of Merit Airports/Transit: Target Field Station

Hub links 500 commuter and light-rail trains per day.
11/17/14 Best Projects Award of Merit Government/Public Buildings: Ping Tom Memorial Park Fieldhouse

Facility provides a hub for local community to gather.
11/17/14 Best Projects Award of Merit Green Project: Berea College Deep Green Residence Hall

Dorm facility takes the Living Building Challenge
11/17/14 Best Projects Award of Merit Health Care: Franklin Medical Office Building

Despite weather extremes, project completed in just 10 months.
11/17/14 Best Projects Award of Merit Higher Education: Mary Idema Pew Library and Learning Commons

Facility designed to support immersive technologies.
11/17/14 Best Projects Award of Merit Highways/Bridges: Cleveland Innerbelt Bridge

Model of sustainability also introduces delta frames to its region.
11/17/14 Best Projects Award of Merit Interior Design/Tenant Improvements: Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch

Dining facility incorporates rustic elements.
11/17/14 Best Projects Award of Merit Office/Retail/Mixed Use: Global Center for Health Innovation

Parametric modeling assists in developing precast panels.
11/17/14 Best Projects Award of Merit Renovation/Restoration: Marquette Park Lakefront East

Photos and mock-ups assist in reclaiming lost neoclassical architecture.
11/17/14 Best Projects Award of Merit Small Project: Union Station Grand Hall and Market

Historic renovation accommodates multi-media shows.
11/17/14 Best Projects Award of Merit Specialty Contracting: Adjustable Forms

Concrete serves as showcase for contractor’s craftsmanship and expertise.
11/17/14 Best Projects Award of Merit Sports/Entertainment: Lambeau Field Stadium Improvements

Sports stadium project encompasses 350,000 sq ft of new and existing space.
11/17/14 Best Projects Award of Merit: K-12 Education: University of Chicago Lab Schools - Earl Shapiro Hall

Atypical forms and details require close coordination
11/17/14 Best Projects Award of Merit: Water/Environment: St. Joseph Disinfection Facilities

Dewatering system prevents settlement and possible collapse of a nearby structure.
11/17/14 Best Projects Project of the Year: Mercy Health-West Hospital

Ceramic brick facade captures the colors of surrounding sky and landscape.
11/17/14 Best Small Project: The Cube

Near invisible structural system enhances shopping center displays.
09/22/14 Pipeline Project Takes Crews on a 67-mile Trek

Project team members negotiate ice caps, endangered species and more as they lay a $274-million raw-water pipeline near Flint, Mich.
07/14/14 Sewer Tunnel Starts With Assembling a Kit of Parts

To shave months off of a $55.4-million deep tunnel in Lorain, Ohio, contractors remanufactured a 200-ft-long boring machine on site.
05/19/14 Abandoned High-Rise Rises Once More

Reboot of a half-built Chicago tower calls for extensive structural work, including the mid-air pour of a 60-in.-thick transfer slab.
03/24/14 Midwest Top Project Starts of 2013

Illinois leads region with a pair of billion-dollar road projects.
03/24/14 Orangutan Sanctuary Builders See Forest From the Trees

Intense collaboration has kept all stakeholders—including 250-lb animals—on track to meet the ambitious program’s tight deadline.
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