The 31st Annual National “Excellence in Concrete Pavement” award recipients have been announced, and we are pleased to be among 23 unique contractors recognized for hard work, outstanding quality, and demonstrating creative approaches to problem-solving. We have been recognized for our work at the Augusta Regional Airport – Air Carrier & GA Apron Phase II Rehabilitation project.
The Quad City International Airport (QCIA) is working extremely hard to maintain its workforce and make continuous construction improvements according to the Quad-City Times. The QCIA Board awarded McCarthy Improvement a contract to repair concrete sidewalks and roadways in the terminal’s parking lot in an effort to prevent passengers from tripping or falling. Last year, we were responsible for similar sidewalk repair work.
The Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the busiest airport in the world. Last summer, McCarthy Improvement started work on the reconstruction of the airport’s 9L-27R runway and corresponding taxiway as part of the airport’s US$6 billion expansion and makeover plan. World Cement wrote an article on the project and highlighted CEMEX’s ability to adhere to strict completion timelines, delivering cement 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from its plant in Clinchfield, Ga., to assist McCarthy Improvement in its efforts.
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The Iowa Concrete Paving Association is pleased to announce its 2021 Scholarship Program for assisting the future development of the highway construction industry in Iowa by providing scholarships to Civil and Construction Engineering and/or Construction Management students at Iowa State University (ISU), the University of Iowa (U of I), and the University of Northern Iowa (UNI).
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The Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) embarked on an emergency preservation project in 2019 that was one of the airport’s most important capital projects. With the help of McCarthy Improvement, RDU completed reconstruction on Runway 5L-23R.
To learn more about the project, read RDU’s press release here.
WVIK, Quad Cities NPR reported another phase of the I-74 Bridge project is complete. Read the full story and McCarthy Improvement’s involvement with the project here.
The Associated General Contractors of Iowa established the annual “Recognition of Safety Excellence Awards” (ROSE) to recognize contractor member companies who develop and implement excellent safety and loss prevention programs.
In order to be acknowledged as a top safety contractor, the following requirements must be met:
- Nominations should highlight outstanding achievements in the area of safety.
- Activities can include training, program development, innovative techniques or procedures or other activities, which promote or enhance safety awareness and/or achievement.
- Significant reduction in incidents, lowering the member’s Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR) and/or Days Away from work Restricted or job Transfer (DART) rates.
- The creation of incentives, awards and recognition programs or other noteworthy actions taken to enhance the member’s safety program.
McCarthy Improvement received a second-place ROSE Award in the Portland Cement Paving Division for contractors in the 100,000 – 400,000 work hours category.
“McCarthy Improvement considers our employees to be our most valuable assets; as such, we are dedicated to their protection,” stated Donna Said, Safety Manager of McCarthy Improvement. “The only way to achieve this is by ensuring that all employees, regardless of their position, are fully engaged in maintaining our proactive safety culture throughout the company. In addition, we have also developed a rigorous set of policies and procedures to prevent worksite incidents. We’re proud our safety program has been recognized by the IGC.”
The Associated General Contractors of Iowa is Iowa’s oldest and largest association of heavy/highway and municipal/utility contractors. AGC of Iowa represents hundreds of firms, including Iowa’s leading contractors and their service providers and suppliers. AGC of Iowa members are the “Public’s Partner in Building & Maintaining Iowa’s Highway, Bridge, And Municipal/Utility Infrastructure”. Visit the AGC of Iowa at www.agcia.org.
The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) announced winners of its annual “Excellence in Concrete Pavements” awards. McCarthy Improvement received gold in the Industrial Paving category for the CSX Intermodal Terminals project located in Winterhaven, Florida.
Within three years of its initial construction, the Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Facility had outgrown its originally design capacity of 300,000 containers per year. As a result, an expansion project was required and included:
- construction of additional gantry cranes
- high mast lighting
- more than 13 acres of additional tractor trailer parking, loading and unloading areas
McCarthy Improvement was contracted to perform the concrete paving, which totaled 67,000 SY of concrete. The project specifications required a mix capable of attaining a compressive strength of 4,000 psi at 28 days. McCarthy Improvement developed a mixture that met the required strength in less than seven days, which helped expedite cure of adjacent paving lanes. The mix design included Type II portland cement, natural sand and granite coarse aggregates. Even though the granite was not locally available, McCarthy Improvement chose to “rail-in” granite aggregates from eastern Georgia and use them to improve early strength.
McCarthy Improvement completed the paving in 23 days of the 74 calendar days allowed from mobilization to the plant site. The owner previously had issues with roller compacted concrete and asphalt, so the finished project now stands as an excellent example of the versatility and durability of concrete pavements.
The article originally appeared on the ACPA website here.