On January 19, 2018, Fenstermaker team members attended the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Awards Gala held at the New Orleans World War II Museum. As guests of Barriere Construction, Fenstermaker was honored to be recognized alongside Barriere Construction to accept the 2017 Excellence in Construction Award for Heavy Construction. The award recognized the project team for the completion of the Sasol Chemicals Heavy Haul Transport Road in Westlake, LA. Accepting the award on behalf of the project team were Jeanne Hornsby, M.S., P.E., Engineering Director, Fenstermaker (left) and Tristan A. Wilson, Sr. Project Manager, Barriere (right). David Dupré of DonahueFavret Construction and 2018 Chairman of the Chapter’s Board of Directors (center) presented the award.
The Sasol Heavy Haul Route project was an integral part of the $11 billion Lake Charles Chemical Project. The design and construction of the route included the improvement of 2.4 miles of LA State Highway 379, installation of almost 3 miles of subsurface drainage, and the relocation of numerous public and private utilities within the project corridor resulting in a total project cost of over $60M. Additionally, the project required an upgrade to several intersections within the Heavy Haul Route which included geometric changes, rotating mast arm signal poles, as well as the implementation of an adaptive traffic management system. Fenstermaker performed engineering, surveying, permitting, construction administration, construction inspection, and agency coordination on the project.
Fenstermaker attendees included Bill Fenstermaker, Alex Lincoln, Jeanne and Chad Hornsby, Travis and Michelle Bodin, and Anna and Bryan Doucet.