Cianbro is proud to announce that the Bartletts Ferry Dam Spillway Replacement project is the recipient of an Engineering News Record (ENR) Southeast Best Project Award in the Energy/Industrial category and an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Connecticut Excellence in Construction (EIC) Award, in the Industrial category.
The ENR Best Projects Awards program is dedicated to honoring the best construction projects and the companies that designed and built them in all 50 states plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Projects are evaluated on overcoming challenges and teamwork, safety, innovation and contribution to the industry, construction quality and craftsmanship, and functionality of design and aesthetic quality. After reviewing 120 entries, the panel of industry judges selected 40 projects to be recognized with some level of award, including 19 Best Project winners. Winners will be honored in the October 28th print edition of the ENR Southeast Magazine and at the awards ceremony on November 1st. Additionally, Best Project recipients are automatically entered into ENR’s national Best of the Best Projects contest where they compete against the winners from all regions. See full list of award winners.
The Bartletts Ferry Dam Spillway Replacement project is also the recipient of an ABC CT EIC Award, which will be presented on October 24th and is now eligible for entry into the National EIC Awards competition. National winners will be announced in late December. The EIC Awards program honors innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects completed by member companies. Projects are judged on a very specific criteria including complexity, overcoming unique challenges, safety, schedule, innovation and workmanship.
The Barletts Ferry Dam project entailed replacement of 19 tainter style flood gates, gate sills, and gate guide angles – a hydroelectric project of this scope, scale, and magnitude had not yet been performed in the United States. Cianbro self-performed 81% of the project which had a total of 105,201 work hours and an outstanding safety record of ZERO recordables and ZERO lost time injuries. See additional project details.
Cianbro is thrilled to be recognized for our work on this amazing project and would like to thank the projects owner, Georgia Power Company for allowing us to be part of it. Georgia Power selected a team of talented project partners who shared core principles and values that helped guide the complex, multi-faceted construction process – resulting in a successful project.