(Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania) June 27, 2016
Boyle Receives 2016 CMAA Mid-Atlantic Infrastructure Project of Year
The Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Mid-Atlantic Chapter awarded Boyle Construction, Inc. its 2016 Infrastructure Projects under $20 Million Project of the Year Award for its work on the Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority’s Hoover-Mason Trestle project. Boyle received the award at the CMAA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Awards Banquet at the Adventure Aquarium, in Camden, NJ, on June 7.
The CMAA’s annual Construction Management Project Achievement Awards Program recognizes outstanding achievement in construction management and was designed to recognize and promote professionalism and excellence in managing the construction process. Awards are given to construction management practitioners for projects and programs that reflect this mission.
Located on the United States’ largest brownfield site, the one-third-mile-long Hoover-Mason Trestle (HMT) in Bethlehem, PA, is part museum, part circulation walk and part attraction that ties together the SteelStacks arts and entertainment complex that now occupies the former Bethlehem Steel site. The Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority revitalized the historically significant HMT as part of redeveloping the overall former Bethlehem Steel 160-acre site. The HMT’s adaptive reuse goal was to use the existing trestle structure—a former steel interior ore rail line—to create connectivity through a pedestrian-oriented promenade. The HMT is a unique, one-of-a-kind structure and the fourth longest of six known elevated walkways worldwide.
With few engineering and design examples to help estimate cost, conceptual designs and programming adjustments were necessary to accommodate the budget. Boyle facilitated matching the project goals to the budget, and the firm strategically worked through winter to construct the HMT, avoiding the SteelStacks campus outdoor summer events. Construction started in October 2014 and was completed on schedule in June 2015.
In addition to Boyle Construction, the HMT project team included Wallace, Roberts Todd/WRT; Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.; Maser Consulting P.A.; Lehigh Valley Engineering, Inc.; and Advantage Engineers.
“The unique site challenges and excellent design support we received from the entire team made this project a once in a lifetime experience for our firm. The final product will be enjoyed for decades to come and offers a way to understand the City of Bethlehem’s history and everyone who worked so hard to create national icons. We were honored to be part of this project,” commented Sean Boyle, President, Boyle Construction.
Founded in 1977, Boyle Construction, Inc. is one of the greater Lehigh Valley’s most respected construction management and design-build firms. With a strong reputation for hands-on service and quality and a high percentage of repeat clients, Boyle maintains an unblemished record of completing project ahead of schedule, under budget, and safely.