Fann wins 3 awards for excellence

Courtesy photo<br>
From left, Jennifer Toth (ADOT), Paul Baca (URS), Steve Pageau (URS), Abe Geupel (Fann Contracting), Alvin Stump (ADOT), Marty Schulte (ADOT), Bobby Lall (ADOT/Horrocks Engineers), T.C. Fish (ADOT), and Amanda McGennis (AGC) pose for the award Fann Contracting Inc. and ADOT received for the Sunset Point Rest Area Rehabilitation project.

Courtesy photo<br> From left, Jennifer Toth (ADOT), Paul Baca (URS), Steve Pageau (URS), Abe Geupel (Fann Contracting), Alvin Stump (ADOT), Marty Schulte (ADOT), Bobby Lall (ADOT/Horrocks Engineers), T.C. Fish (ADOT), and Amanda McGennis (AGC) pose for the award Fann Contracting Inc. and ADOT received for the Sunset Point Rest Area Rehabilitation project.

Fann Contracting, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) - Prescott/Prescott Valley, the Federal Highways Administration (FHWA), and their project partners were recently awarded three separate 2013 Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence awards.

Partnering has become a formal process on construction projects, design efforts, and other teaming relationships that establish a collaborative approach to teamwork to achieve measurable results through agreements and productive working relationships, a news release states.

On today's projects, resources and time are precious. Successful partnerships conserve resources and allow for creative solutions that benefit the project and the project team as a whole.  

Partnering has become more of a formal proactive process where the owner, contractor, subcontractors, designer, and other project partners and stakeholders work together to solve problems and achieve top-rated results on their projects with regard to quality, safety, schedule, teamwork, and issue resolution.  

Construction locals Fann Contracting, Inc and ADOT Prescott/Prescott Valley, and FHWA were recently recognized at the ACEC Arizona Roads & Street Conference in Tucson for projects receiving 2013 Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence awards.

The 2013 award recipients for Prescott-area projects include:

• Fann Contracting, Inc. & ADOT  - ADOT Fain Road Widening

• Fann Contracting, Inc. & FHWA - FHWA Flagstaff-Clint's Well Road

• Fann Contracting, Inc. & ADOT - ADOT Sunset Point Rest Area Rehabilitation

• Lawrence Construction Company & ADOT - ADOT Hell Canyon Bridge Urgent Repair

• Skanska USA Civil & ADOT - ADOT Prescott-Ash Fork Highway

• Vastco/Sundt & ADOT - ADOT Cordes Junction TI

Other awards were for projects outside of the Prescott area.

The 2013 Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Awards are sponsored by Arizona Department of Transportation, Associated General Contractors Arizona Chapter, Arizona Public Works Association, American Council of Engineering Companies, Arizona Minority Contractors of America Arizona Chapter, Tucson Utility Contractors Association, Federal Highway Administration and Maricopa County Department of Transportation.