Parsons Corp. Awarded for Houston Metro LRT Expansion
Parsons Corp. Awarded for Houston Metro LRT Expansion :Parsons announced on 14 April 2016 that the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently honored the corporation with the Alliant Build America Award in the civil construction management category for its work on the Houston Metro Light Rail Transit (LRT) system. The design-build projectâthe largest public works program in the cityâs historyâextended Metroâs 7.5 mile rail service by 15 miles with the addition of three new rail lines through downtown Houston, Texas.
âWe are honored to receive this prestigious award recognizing our achievement and expertise in construction management,â said Michael Johnson, Parsons Group President. âOur construction and project management experience, augmented by our design and construction capability, makes us one of only a handful of truly integrated alternative delivery firms.â
While under construction, the Houston Metro LRT project was the largest design-build transit project in the United States. It involved the design and construction of 24 stations and 2 new storage and inspection facilities, major renovations to the existing operations control center, construction or rehabilitation of 8 light rail bridges, roadway and sidewalk improvements along the 62 lane miles of guideway and 87 signalized at-grade crossings, plus relocation of 36 miles of public and private utilities. The project also included the provision of LRT traction power, signal and communications systems, and a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.
AGCâs Alliant Build America Awards honor firms that have built the nationâs most impressive construction projects in the building, highway/transportation, utility infrastructure, and federal/heavy construction markets.
Writer: John Carlo Ottaviani
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