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PCL Construction maintains high quality standards while working on the Lake Barkley Bridge project in Western Kentucky. 

By Stephanie Crets

Employee-owned PCL Construction is involved with more than 700 projects at any given time across North America, the Caribbean and Australia. The company works in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial and building construction markets, where its projects include offices, condominiums, retail outlets, hotels and resorts, educational and healthcare facilities, water treatment facilities and bridges.

Founded in 1906, PCL is the sixth-largest contracting organization in the United States and the largest in Canada, weathering every storm in the industry thanks to its diverse market reach. It is also ranked as a Top Green Contractor by Engineering News-Record magazine and has been recognized as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in Fortune magazine for 10 consecutive years.

IMG 0060The Conti Group is building a portion of a major Fayetteville, N.C., expressway project.

By Bob Rakow

The Fayetteville Outer Loop is an extensive, multi-year transportation project designed to improve traffic flow in North Carolina’s sixth-largest city, which is home to Fort Bragg, one of the U.S. Army’s largest installations.

The primary goal of the ambitious roadway construction project is to relieve traffic congestion in the city and spur economic growth. “There is no easy entry into Fayetteville,” says Jason Salisbury, resident engineer for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Construction of the interstate-grade bypass around the western side of Fayetteville will eliminate that problem, he says.

Project of the Year New Hempstead Road 11 copyAfter more than four decades of operation, Montesano Bros. is known as a leading New York construction company that operates in a variety of markets.

By Eric Slack

Based in New Rochelle, N.Y., Montesano Bros. has spent more than 40 years showcasing its experience, performance quality and skilled workforce on a vast array of construction projects. Founded in the early 1970s by Frank and Pasqual Montesano, the company was incorporated as Montesano Bros. in 1975 and is now a vertically integrated construction company with diverse capabilities. 

Front SignKeller Canada’s equipment fleet enables the company to remain a leading provider of piling and geotechnical solutions.

By Jim Harris

Keller Canada is renowned across its home country for its ability to take on any project that requires piling or extensive ground engineering solutions. The company is often called upon to design and self-perform jobs ranging in size and complexity from single-pile projects that take less than a day to multi-year projects involving thousands of piles with multiple pile types and technologies.

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Mott MacDonald’s tunnel practice will remain a major presence in North America following the split of the more than 20-year-old joint venture of Hatch Mott MacDonald (HMM).

By Jim Harris

Formed in 1996 as a joint venture between two veteran international engineering and infrastructure specialists, HMM grew into one of North America’s leading infrastructure engineering firms.

In the first quarter of 2016, the U.S. operations of the HMM joint venture, and its Oil and Gas operation in the U.S. and Canada, will do business as Mott MacDonald. This adds 2,000 additional staff and 61 offices to Mott MacDonald’s current North American operations.

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Harrison & Burrowes Bridge Constructors Inc. takes its work personally.

By Bob Rakow

Harrison & Burrowes Bridge Constructors Inc. takes bridge construction seriously. “Bridges don't just connect point A to point B,” the Glenmont, N.Y.-based company says. “Bridges connect families and friends. Bridges connect where we are and where we want to be. Bridges connect us with a safer tomorrow.”

Harrison & Burrowes builds, maintains, repairs and replaces bridges throughout New York. The Glenmont, N.Y.-based company works primarily with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), although it has done a few jobs outside the state, as well as some county and local projects. “We never have to venture very far,” CEO Jeff DiStefano says. “We do bridge work. That’s our sweet spot.”

HOUHOBBY 002 3x5Hensel Phelps builds its reputation based on its performance on projects such as Houston’s Hobby Airport FIS Terminal expansion.

By Eric Slack

From its roots as a small local builder from Greeley, Colo., Hensel Phelps has grown into a premier, full-service facilities solutions provider with locations throughout the United States. Founded in 1937, the company is consistently ranked among Engineering News-Record’s top 30 contractors. It is a multibillion-dollar employee-owned national contractor with a diverse portfolio of successful projects.

500 Block fullres 017 copyBlockaides is leading the way in developing security products that protect pedestrians and streetscapes.

By the Editors of Construction Today

One of the biggest trends sweeping urban landscapes all across North America is making downtown areas more pedestrian-friendly. Dubbed “pedestrianization,” this school of urban planning has been utilized to redevelop city neighborhoods to promote more foot traffic and create spaces where people can gather. According to the proponents of this school of thought, pedestrian-friendly areas promote better health and fitness through walking or bike riding, enhance economic opportunities by creating more foot traffic around local businesses and reduce pollution by encouraging city-dwellers to leave their cars parked to complete their daily activities. 

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