Awarded annually since 1994, the award is presented to the agency owner of an in-service concrete pavement that has demonstrated exceptional performance and service to its local community, state, and users. (This recognition rotates annually between public market segments: highway, street and airport. The 2011 award was presented for a municipal facility.)
Sustainable Practices Recognition Award
The 2011 award was presented to a team comprised of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Interstate Highway Construction, Inc (IHC). The award recognized CDOT and IHC for their outstanding, collaborative efforts on Interstate-225 from Mississippi Avenue to 6th Avenue, Aurora, Colo.
This award cites the team's use of sustainable design and construction practices for a truly 'green' reconstruction project. The teamwork and leadership on this project shows how concrete pavements can exhibit a lower energy footprint, reduce the use of fuel during construction, lower disposal needs, and promote 100 percent recycling of existing concrete materials for use in a new concrete mix and on other project components.
Begun in 2010, this award is presented to an organization or team (owner and contractor) that demonstrates leadership by implementing sustainable design and construction practices that consider societal, environmental, and economic factors.