Parsons' Superstorm Sandy Repair and Rehabilitation Project Wins ACEC National Honor Award
PASADENA, CA Parsons announces that the Superstorm Sandy Repair and Rehabilitation project for the Montague Tunnels in New York City, New York, designed by Parsons recently earned an Engineering Excellence Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The annual Engineering Excellence Awards recognize the most exemplary engineering achievements from across the globe.
"Parsons is honored that the Superstorm Sandy Repair and Rehabilitation project has been selected for this award from among the many projects that were nominated worldwide," said Todd Wager, Parsons Group President. "The project not only exemplified innovative engineering, it also restored an important transportation corridor for the citizens of New York City as they worked to recover from the damage caused by the massive storm."
Parsons, as part of a joint venture, designed the repair and replacement of damaged equipment to restore the Montague, Clark Street, and Canarsie subway tunnels that were flooded by Superstorm Sandy. The project, completed under an accelerated schedule, also included design improvements to harden the tubes and associated facilities against possible Category 2 hurricane storm surges. Parsons is still providing professional services to numerous projects in New York in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
Parsons has a long history of supporting communities affected by such natural disasters as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires, and tornados, and in 2014, the corporation introduced an initiative on Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Planning that recognizes the important global impacts of these climatic events and their repercussions on human health and well being.