2020 Nominations

Deadline for submission was January 10, 2020 at 5:00pm.

Now in their third year, TQI Partnering, Diversity, and Community Connections awards were established to recognize award-winning projects at the Annual TQI Partnering Awards Banquet. Any project team that has successfully completed a project in a partnering atmosphere may apply for the Partnering Award.

The Diversity & Inclusion awards honor private and public sector organizations that are champions in advancing diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion within their workforce, business processes and in the communities they serve.

Citizens relate to safety, convenience and quality of life improvements in their community. The Community Connection and Enhancement Awards seek to recognize projects that had a positive impact on quality of life in communities.

Award recipients are recognized each year at the annual TQI Partnering Awards Banquet, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in conjunction with the APC Innovation Conference in State College, PA. We are proud of our partnership with PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in recognizing outstanding efforts in Partnering, Diversity and Community Connection.

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • The project/program must be transportation related.
  • One application submittal per awards
  • One application per project/program.

PROJECT/PROGRAM TIME LINE

  • Construction projects underway by June 1, 2018 preferably substantially complete or accepted for maintenance between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019;
  • Non-construction projects/programs established by June 1, 2019;
  • Purpose, intent, goals and/or objectives were substantially met;
  • Projects submitted for award in prior years are not eligible

2020 Nomination Information

Partnering

Your project supported Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure and included one or more of the following: highways/state routes, freeways, roads and streets, including reconstruction and expansion or widening of existing facilities, bridges, interchanges, overpasses, and/or tunnels, airports, bus/transit, rest areas, ports of entry, rail, Intelligent Transportation Systems (VMS, Speed Detectors, etc.) multi-use paths, pedestrian bridges, and/or transportation support facilities.

Community Connection & Enhancement

Your project supported Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure and included one or more of the following documents: scoping, planning, environmental, design, and/or plans completed to the percent stage required in the contract.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Non-construction eligibility includes public and agency partnerships among and between DOTs, other local, state and federal agencies, counties, and possibly non-governmental stakeholders, such as utilities and private organizations.

There may be multiple awards for each category.

Award/Judging Process

The TQI Award process is led by a committee of volunteers who role model excellence in the transportation industry. They oversee the award process, which includes establishing a high standard of Partnering performance and the categories of projects eligible to receive this distinguished award.

Submittal requirements are clearly outlined every year. Committee members have in-depth expertise in the transportation industry and recognized leadership in building partnerships. Judging criteria is established to support high levels of excellence over the life of the award.

The Judges’ Panel, made up of the Partnering Subcommittee, determines the award recipients. Members of the panel represent:

  • Government agencies
  • Contractors
  • Consultants

The award recipients are recognized each year at the annual TQI Partnering Awards Banquet, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in conjunction with the APC Innovation Conference in State College, PA

The TQI Award process is led by a committee of volunteers who role model excellence in the transportation industry. They oversee the award process, which includes establishing a high standard of Partnering performance and the categories of projects eligible to receive this distinguished award.

Submittal requirements are clearly outlined every year. Committee members have in-depth expertise in the transportation industry and recognized leadership in building partnerships. Judging criteria is established to support high levels of excellence over the life of the award.

The Judges’ Panel, made up of the Partnering Subcommittee, determines the award recipients. Members of the panel represent:

  • Government agencies
  • Contractors
  • Consultants

The award recipients are recognized each year at the annual TQI Partnering Awards Banquet, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in conjunction with the APC Innovation Conference in State College, PA

Judging steps include:

  1. Review submittals for eligibility and guideline adherence
  2. Criteria compliance
  3. Select finalists for the award
  4. Verification/clarification of recipient information and results
  5. Final recommendation for award recipients
  6. Final decision made by February 7, 2020
  7. Award presentation at the annual TQI Partnering Awards Banquet, April 8, 2020 in conjunction with the APC Innovation Conference in State College, PA.

APPLICATION DEADLINES AND SUBMITTAL INFORMATION

  • Nomination Packages are due January 10, 2020
  • Nomination Packages will only be accepted electronically
  • Minimum 11 pt. font
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QUESTIONS

All Questions regarding the TQI Awards should be directed to rlatham@paconstructors.org.

2019 Award Winners

PARTNERING AWARD

US 219 – Somerset to Meyersdale

  • PennDOT District 9
  • Fay, an i+iconUSA Company
  • New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.
  • L.R. Kimball – a CDI Company

PARTNERING AWARD

SR 2004 – Section B08 Freedom Crider Road Project

  • PennDOT District 11
  • Independence Excavating, Inc.
  • Michael Baker International
  • SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • Construction Consultant Services, Inc.

PARTNERING AWARD

PA29/100 Over lndian Creek

  • HRI, Inc.
  • PennDOT District 5
  • J.R. Slaw, Inc.
  • Alfred Benesch & Company

PARTNERING AWARD

PA Turnpike Total Reconstruction & Widening, MP 242- MP 245, York County

  • PA Turnpike Commission
  • Erdman Anthony
  • Trumbull Corporation

PARTNERING AWARD

SR3045 – Section A01 Waddle Road Interchange

  • PennDOT District 2
  • P. Joseph Lehman, Inc., Consulting Engineers
  • Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.
  • Erdman Anthony

COMMUNITY CONNECTION AWARD

PA Turnpike / I-95 Interchange Project

  • PA Turnpike Commission
  • Jacobs Engineering
  • Urban Engineers

COMMUNITY CONNECTION AWARD

ECMS 9234 – South Valley Parkway

  • Kriger Construction, Inc.
  • PennDOT District 4

COMMUNITY CONNECTION AWARD

Waddle Road Interchange Improvements Project

  • P. Joseph Lehman, Inc., Consulting Engineers
  • Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.
  • Patton Township

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARD

RK&K

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARD

Gannett Fleming

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARD

Larson Design Group

2018 Award Winners

PARTNERING AWARD

2018 RECIPIENTS

PA Turnpike Roadway & Bridge Reconstruction MP 44-48 in Allegheny Co.

  • PA Turnpike Commission
  • Trumbull Corporation
  • Hill International
  • McCormick Taylor

New Stanton Interchange (I-70)

  • PennDOT District 12-0
  • Joseph B. Fay Company i+iconUSA
  • AECOM
  • McCormick Taylor

I-78 Reconstruction & Bridge Replacement in Berks County

  • PennDOT District 5-0
  • Trumbull Corporation
  • JBC Associates

PA Turnpike Repairs to the Delaware River BridgePA Turnpike Commission

  • PA Turnpike Commission
  • Michael Baker International
  • Cornell and Company, Inc.
  • PKF-Mark III, Inc.

New Baltimore Slide Remediation

  • PA Turnpike Commission
  • Independence Excavating, Inc.
  • Stahl Sheaffer Engineering, LLC

Northeast Extension Roadway Rehabilitation MP A101-A104

  • PA Turnpike Commission
  • Pikes Creek Site Contractors (H&K Group)
  • GAI Consultants, Inc.

Accelerated Bridge Construction MP A57.66

  • PA Turnpike Commission
  • Road-Con, Inc.
  • STV Incorporated
  • Larson Design Group

Accelerated Bridge Construction MP 20.47

  • PA Turnpike Commission
  • Brayman Construction Corp.
  • STV Incorporated

COMMUNITY CONNECTION AWARD

2018 RECIPIENTS

Crawford County Saegertown Roundabout Projects

  • PennDOT District 1-0 Office
  • Clearwater Construction, Inc.
  • J.C. Lee Construction and Supply, Inc.

Warner Blvd. Oak Hill Interchange Project

  • PennDOT District 2-0 Office
  • Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.

I-70 Diverging Diamond Interchange Project

  • PennDOT District 12-0 Office
  • Golden Triangle Construction Co., Inc.
  • Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Lackawanna Heritage Valley Powdermill Trail

  • PennDOT District 4-0 Office
  • New Enterprise Stone & Lime Company Co. Inc.
  • Arora and Associates, Inc.

DIVERSITY AWARD

2018 RECIPIENTS

DiscoverE National Girl Day /District 11-0 Student Open House

  • PennDOT District 11-0 Diversity Committee

Training & Recruiting Minorities & Females on
Washington County SR 70 Project

  • Gulisek Construction LLC.

Future Road Builders / Minority Focused Recruitment App

  • Constructors Association of Western PA
  • Federal Highway Administration PA Division Office
  • PennDOT Bureau of Equal Opportunity

PA Turnpike Commission CEO Internship Program

  • PA Turnpike Commission Office of Diversity and Inclusion