Hatch Mott MacDonald receives American Council of Engineering Companies award
July 30, 2012
Hatch Mott MacDonald (HMM) recently received the American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio (ACEC/OH) Honor Award for its East 55th Street Rapid Transit Station project. The awards ceremony was held on June 21, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Hatch Mott MacDonald was the lead project design consultant for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) project, which involved replacing an aged and badly deteriorated station. It is one of three stations in Ohio that serves both light and heavy rail trains. The East 55th Street Station location, at the ramp to I-490 in the City of Cleveland, is one of the busiest intersections in the city. It serves heavy and light rail transit vehicles, accommodates intermodal connections with city bus service, and features vehicular drop-off outside the station entrance.
HMMís scope included all architectural, civil, electrical, and mechanical elements. The project, which provided efficient passenger drop-off locations, and enhanced pedestrian access and circulation, now meets all American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
Many challenges were successfully overcome throughout the project, including managing construction staging to maintain safe railroad operations during construction.