The Annual Georgia Partnership for Transportation Quality (GPTQ) Preconstruction Design Awards were announced during the 26th Annual Georgia Transportation Summit held on March 30, 2021. The GPTQ Preconstruction Design Awards recognize engineering teams and firms for exemplary work, innovation and ingenuity in transportation and infrastructure projects across the state of Georgia. GPTQ is a partnership between ACEC Georgia, GDOT and the Georgia Highway Contractors Association.
The Team of Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc. and Engineering Partner Neel-Schaffer, Inc. won the award for Category 9 – Design-Build for the SR 247/Pio Nono Ave Bridge Replacement over Norfolk Southern RR in Macon, GA.
This award recognizes the important contributions of the design-build process to improve cost-effectiveness, to shorten the design construction time frame, and to improve innovation of design during construction.
Wright Brother’s and Neel Schaffer, Inc. were chosen because of their ability to successfully reduce cost of design and construction, successfully reduce the time for design and construction, show innovative use of design with construction, as well as show significant reduction in negative impacts on the public during the construction process.