Michael Baker Corporation
Enterprise Project Wise & the i- 15 nOW Project
Ogden, Utah, United States
this project encompasses 9. 5 miles of interstate widening and reconstruction,
including five interchanges, 24 bridges, and the widening of Interstate 15
by one lane in each direction. In addition to its highway and bridge design
activities, Michael Baker Corporation is responsible for ensuring maintenance
of traffic flow during the construction phase of the project.
The standard office configuration now includes Project Wise, which connects
project team members across Baker’s 44 offices in the United States.
By establishing an enterprise-level engineering content management
environment, Baker has achieved faster file access, reduced rework, improved
standards management, and created an integrated project framework for
managing its portfolio of projects.
ALSO NOMINATED IN SPECIAL CATEGORY: CONNECTING PROJECT TEAMS
Miro Rivera Architects
Lake Austin, Texas, United States
Located in a densely vegetated site in Lake Austin, texas, this pedestrian
bridge connects the main house on the property with a newly constructed
guest house. The arch structure spans 100 feet with a main span of 80 feet.
With a design inspired by the reeds and other native vegetation that cover
the shores of the lake, this bridge is a light and maintenance-free structure
integrated in its beautiful wetland setting.
The bars and reeds intertwine at the abutments and “grow” over the bridge,
camouflaging it and turning it into a symbiotic, almost invisible link. Native
stone slabs are layered vertically to create the ramps at the abutments, and
deep raked joints recreate the rhythm of the steel bars of the deck and railings.
To further integrate the bridge in its natural setting, the steel is left unfinished.