August 21 2017
Engineering News Record’s competitive 2016 Best Project Awards have been announced. Conti received a Best Project award in ENR’s Texas/Louisiana region for its US Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans district Mississippi River Levee, 4.2 project in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.
ENR regional judges award “Best Projects” in distinct categories by analyzing the various technical elements of each submitted project including purpose and function, complexities, quality, craftsmanship, and aesthetics. The judges scrutinize the project teams’ abilities to work together to overcome key project challenges and work safely, and evaluate each project’s contributions to the industry and the community in which they were performed.
Part of a larger overall federal government flood protection improvement program, Conti’s completed project was recognized for its critical nature and the benefit it brings to society in the form of future disaster protection and mitigation in a flood-prone area. This project involved many technical complexities and challenges which Conti met and overcame to keep work on track and performed safely for the USACE, the Parish government, and the local community.
Including this award, Conti has won a total of 25 ENR Best Project awards since 2003 for its work on unique and essential projects. These awards are significant for Conti as they exemplify the firm’s values and unique approach to performing high-quality, safe work for its clients with an emphasis on teamwork and its trademark “Done Once, Done Right” mentality. “This was a challenging project in more ways than one,” says Bill Weber, Conti’s project manager. “We are proud of our teamwork and the true effort it took to overcome the hurdles together to turn this project over to the Corps.”