NECA 2018 Winners Project Excellence Award
Category: TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE
Aldridge, a company implementing Agile Construction® since 2013, recently won the 2018 Project Excellence Award from NECA Chicago & Cook County Chapter, in the transportation & infrastructure category.
Aldridge’s project scope required the installation of temporary power, communications, and signal systems to allow demolition of the Madison and Randolph station houses.
Following demolition, Aldridge completed the removal and replacement of approximately 1,400 feet of 3rd rail to accommodate for the new rail alignment, new architectural lighting, communication and security systems, new traffic signal systems at Washington/Wabash and Randolph/Wabash intersections, and new underpass street lighting.
Construction of the $75 million station began in 2015 following the closure of Madison/Wabash in March 2015 and was completed in August 2017.
In addition to winning the 2018 NECA Project Excellence Award, the revamped station earned an award of excellence by the American Institute of Architects, Chicago chapter. The new station had to be erected around the existing train structure, which dates back to 1897.
The project was supported by Agile Construction® tools, the first standard for measuring productivity at the job site (ASTM Standard E2691).