Two Benesch Projects Make ENR’s 2016 “Best of the Best” List
The first phase of the massive Blue Plains Tunnel project earned Project of the Year accolades. This $319 million tunnel endeavor is a major piece of a 25-year, $2.6 billion program that aims to end the persistent flooding of the District of the Columbia’s 61-square-mile watershed from the city’s Combined-Sewer Overflow (CSO) system. As a subconsultant to Jacobs Associates, Benesch provided design and construction services including project management support; field investigations; utility coordination; conceptual design including packaging of design/build contracts; and more.
The $29 million Polk Penguin Conservation Center, a popular attraction at the Detroit Zoo, is the largest facility of its kind in the world, featuring a 326,000 waterproofed tank that is home to 80 penguins. As a subconsultant to architect Albert Khan Associates, Benesch provided design and construction services for the demolition and clearing of the 1.7-acre site; relocation of watermain, utilities and an existing stream; new sanitary and storm sewer; relocated water service; and permeable pavement design for a new parking lot.
Benesch is ranked #126 in Engineering New Record’s Top 500 Design Firm listing, and is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s Top 20 “Go-To” bridge design firms by Roads & Bridges magazine. With expertise in engineering, planning, site development, environmental, geotechnical, construction inspection and landscape architecture, Benesch serves clients within both the public and private sector. Learn more at www.benesch.com