IRVING, Texas--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that the company’s I-15 Corridor Expansion (CORE) project for the Utah Department of Transportation was selected as one of five finalists for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2014 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) award. The design-build project, completed by the Fluor-led Provo River Constructors joint venture, involved the widening and reconstructing of 24 miles of freeway in 35 months.
“The success of this innovative transportation project can be attributed to the effective collaboration between the project team and UDOT and its stakeholders. Fluor is proud to add the I-15 CORE project to our legacy of delivering challenging projects.”
“It is an incredible honor to be selected as a finalist by ASCE for this significant award,” said Herb Morgan, business line lead for Fluor Infrastructure. “The success of this innovative transportation project can be attributed to the effective collaboration between the project team and UDOT and its stakeholders. Fluor is proud to add the I-15 CORE project to our legacy of delivering challenging projects.”
The OCEA award was established in 1960 to recognize exemplary civil engineering projects around the world. Each year, ASCE evaluates civil projects based on key criteria such as innovation, resourcefulness, sustainability, project planning and contribution to communities.
For the I-15 CORE highway project, the Fluor partnership was responsible for restoring or rebuilding 10 interchanges and 55 bridges through one of Utah’s busiest-traveled areas. The project involved building two additional lanes over a 24-mile span on both the southbound and northbound routes from American Fork to Provo. The Fluor team also extended the existing express lane from Orem to Provo. Completed in less than three years, the I-15 CORE project was the fastest billion-dollar, design-build public highway project ever completed in the U.S.
Earlier this year, the project was honored by the International Partnering Institute (IPI) with the 2013 John L Martin Partnered Project of the Year (diamond level).
The winner of the 2014 OCEA award will be announced at the OPAL Gala on March 20, 2014, in Arlington, Va.
About Fluor Corporation
For more than 100 years, Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) has partnered with its clients to design, build and maintain many of the world's most challenging and complex capital projects. Through its global network of offices on six continents, more than 41,000 employees provide comprehensive capabilities and world-class expertise in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, fabrication, operations, maintenance and project management. Today, the company serves a global client base in the energy, chemicals, government, industrial, infrastructure, operations & maintenance, manufacturing & life sciences, mining, power and transportation sectors. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor ranks 110 on the FORTUNE 500 list and had revenue of $27.6 billion in 2012. For more information, visit www.fluor.com and follow us on Twitter at @FluorCorp.