Harrisburg, PA, March 3, 2015: Dawood Engineering, Inc. (Dawood) is proud to announce that we have received a 2015 American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA) Diamond Award. This is the second consecutive year that one of Dawood’s projects has been recognized by ACEC/PA. Dawood’s project submission was the design of a temporary support system for the staged construction and replacement of a single span dual riveted steel through girder bridge, SR 4009 (Babcock Boulevard) over Girty’s Run in Pittsburgh, Shaler Township, Allegheny County, PA.
The project was unique, having to not only design around a structurally deficient, 84 year old bridge, but also because of the complex geometry, existing steel configuration, and deterioration that required extensive analysis. Additionally, installation of the temporary support system could only occur during off-peak hours or traffic could only be stopped for a maximum of 15 minute increments. In under 48 hours, the deck of the existing structure was partially removed, temporary support system was installed, and floorbeams and through girder were partially removed.
"We are proud of the outcome of this project, where many stakeholders worked together to help a community move efficiently and safely during the course of construction. Thank you to everyone involved who helped to make this project a success, particularly JF Shea Construction and the staff at PennDOT District 11. It is an honor to be recognized by ACEC/PA and the industry for this important project," stated Bony Dawood, PE, President.
Dawood, founded in 1992, is a multi-disciplined consulting firm with a Corporate Office located in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania region, with additional PA locations in Canonsburg, Philadelphia, Hershey, and Sayre. Dawood serves clients nationally with offices located in West Virginia, Ohio, Massachusetts, and Texas. Dawood is an Engineering News Record (ENR) Top 500 Design Firm. We offer services including Transportation, Energy, Land Planning/Site Development, Survey and Mapping, Traffic Analysis/Design, Geotechnical/Geophysical, Environmental and Water/Wastewater. Visit us on the web at: www.dawood.cc.