Baxter & Woodman Projects Recognized with APWA Awards
Several local branches of the American Public Works Association (APWA) have recognized Baxter & Woodman, Inc. projects with awards. Three projects were recognized, with two being awarded “2015 Project of the Year” and one receiving a “Technical Innovation” award. The “Project of the Year” award promotes excellence in public works by recognizing the alliance between the managing agency, the consultant/architect/engineer, and the contractor who, working together, complete public works projects. The “Technical Innovation” Award recognizes an individual, team, or organization for the development, management and implementation of a creative idea, device, process, or system that enhances the goals of public works in serving the public and protecting the environment. All three projects will now advance to compete in the APWA Chicago Metro Area Chapter competition this March.
* Village of Gilberts, IL – Barium/Radium Removal Pretreatment System
Technical Innovation Award – APWA Fox Valley Branch
A patent-pending Barium/Radium Removal Pretreatment System added to the Village’s existing municipal ion exchange softener regeneration system allows cost-effective compliance with new IEPA NPDES limits and IEMA residual disposal regulations. With success in pioneering this new process, the Village and Baxter & Woodman have paved the way for other municipalities to consider a viable alternative to traditional treatment methods.
* Village of Round Lake, IL – Hart Road & Sunset Drive Improvements
2015 Project of the Year – APWA Lake Branch – Transportation Category – Under $2 Million
The improvements will reduce traffic congestion along the Hart Road corridor and at the Cedar Lake Road intersection, and improve safety conditions for pedestrians and students attending John T. Magee Middle School and Round Lake High School. Inclusion of a new storm sewer on both Hart Rd. and Sunset Dr. will mitigate flooding issues.
* Village of Plainfield, IL – Lockport Street Traffic Signal and Sidewalk Improvements
2015 Project of the Year – APWA Southwest Branch – Transportation Category – Under $2 Million
The Lockport Street project is regionally significant, impacting residential, commercial, and municipal stakeholders. The improvements provide a continuous, safe pedestrian route between the developments west of the DuPage River and the Village of Plainfield central business district.