Award Nominations

Extended Submission Deadline: Nominations are due by 11:59 pm EST, October 6, 2017. All entries should be submitted via e-mail to Atorod Azizinamini (aazizina@fiu.edu).


ABC is a paradigm shift that occurs during the project planning phase where the need to minimize on-site construction activities are elevated to a higher priority.  Intrinsic benefits of ABC include improvements in safety, quality, durability, social costs, and environmental impacts. The conference awards program provides an opportunity to showcase innovative projects and to recognize talented individuals that advance ABC.

Award Categories

  1. Most Influential Person Contributing to the Cause and Implementation of ABC
  2. Best ABC Project in the following categories:
    • Lateral Slide Technology
    • Self-Propelled Modular Transporters
    • Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems
    • Emergency

Eligibility

  1. Most Influential Person Contributing to the Cause and Implementation of ABC
    • Has actively been promoting ABC for 10 years or more
    • Champions the ABC culture
    • Demonstrates leadership in ABC
    • Promotes technology amongst peers and stakeholders
  2. Best ABC Project
    • Bridges are built in the United States
    • Eligible bridges must have been constructed or completed and opened to traffic between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2017. A project submitted for an award at a previous National ABC Conference is not eligible.
    • A bridge is defined as a structure, including supports, erected over a depression or an obstruction, such as water, a highway, or a railway, having a track or passageway for carrying traffic or other moving loads, and having an opening measured along the center of the roadway of more than 20 feet between supports.

Judging Criteria

An independent panel will judge entries on the following criteria:

CriteriaWeight
Innovation, uniqueness, and ingenuity15
On-site construction time (time savings)10
Minimization of construction impact on the travelling public (vehicles/cyclists/pedestrians)15
Demonstrates leadership in ABC15
Exhibits quality in materials and construction control10
Efficiency in design for fabrication and construction10
Exemplary public coordination/involvement5
Enhanced safety to the contractor and the public10
Improvement over conventional practice10

Quality of submitted presentations, though not a criterion, is important.

Judges

The independent panel will consist of the following members:

  • Carmen Swanwick – Utah DOT – Chair
  • Benjamin Beerman – TRB ABC Joint Subcommittee
  • Bruce Johnson – Oregon DOT
  • Ahmad Abu-Hawash – Iowa DOT
  • Corey Rogers – Michigan DOT
  • William Oliva – Wisconsin DOT

Submission Requirements

All submissions must meet the detailed requirements outlined below. All entries are due by 11:59 pm EST, October 6, 2017. Submissions received after that date will not be accepted. Entries should be submitted via e-mail to Atorod Azizinamini (aazizina@fiu.edu). If you are not able to email your entry or need further clarification, contact Atorod Azizinamini at 402-770-6210 for information. The winners will be officially announced at the 2017 National Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference in Miami in December 2017.

Entries must be submitted as a single file in PDF format or Word (.doc), using the official entry form.  Name the file as follows: State_ABC Category_Project Name

Example:  UT_SPMT_Sam White over I-15 Bridge Move.pdf or UT_SPMT_Sam White over I-15 Bridge Move.doc

The official entry form must not exceed ten pages in length when complete.

Narrative page type size may be no smaller than 11-point font size and Arial font. All text and graphical displays are not limited to 11 point font but must be legible.

Entries will be ineligible for consideration if:

  • Entry is received after deadline
  • Type font size for narrative smaller than Arial 11
  • Entry is not submitted on the official entry form

Project name and entry category must appear at the top of the page in the header.

Entrants may use text, photos, graphics, or charts as needed.

Do not modify the official entry form template.

The official entry forms can be downloaded from the below links:

Past award recipients can be found in our conference archives listed within the individual conference.