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environmental permits dictated a narrow in-water work window. BergerABAM’s advanced methods in design and work planning within the in-water work windows, and reuse of existing infrastructure to minimize demolition at fender locations, showed that the sequence of work—when properly planned—would not negatively impact the overall schedule. In addition to American Association of Port Authorities’ Facilities Award, the project was also awarded the 2015 American Public Works Association’s Project of the Year Award for projects between $5 million and $25 million.

Pier 3 at the Port of Tacoma.

Safe Boulevard Project Wins Praise The Society of American Military Engineers recognized—and awarded—the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, and BergerABAM for excellence in sustainability. On 16 October 2015, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, and BergerABAM were awarded the 19th Annual Projects of Excellence Silver Award for Sustainability in the large business category for the Pendleton Avenue Widening and Multiway Boulevard project at Joint Base LewisMcChord (JBLM). Supporting more than 100,000 families and retirees, JBLM is considered the seventh largest city in Washington State and the largest employer in Pierce County, by far. In fact, it is the second largest employer in the state.

Inspired by multiway boulevards from Paris to Italy, to California, the Pendleton Avenue Widening and Multiway Boulevard project is one of only two multiway boulevards that currently exist in the state of Washington. The project’s over 7,100 linear feet of roadway improvements is center stage for a beautifully landscaped corridor reminiscent of European grand boulevards of past and present. Pendleton Avenue, as a “great street,” accommodates energy-efficient, mixed-use development, encourages safe walkability and livability, and intelligently meets the needs of a growing urban community.

Editors/Contributors Renée Stiehl

Sustainability improvements include rain gardens, pervious pavers, stormwater infiltration, LED lighting, pedestrian amenities, and a special focus on American with Disabilities Act improvements.

Pendleton Multiway Boulevard at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

In an effort to accommodate growth and improve livability at JBLM for military personnel and their families, the project team transformed the typical roadway into a six-lane multiway boulevard. This offers wide treelined sidewalks, provides separated

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Profile for BergerABAM

Inside/Out Newsletter | Winter 2016 | Issue 60  

BergerABAM is a consulting firm offering services in the areas of planning, civil and structural engineering, architecture, environmental se...

Inside/Out Newsletter | Winter 2016 | Issue 60  

BergerABAM is a consulting firm offering services in the areas of planning, civil and structural engineering, architecture, environmental se...