Manassas Regional Airport Wins Engineering Award

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City-SealCity of Manassas, VA . . . On Tuesday, Dec. 17, the Manassas Regional Airport and the design firm of Reynolds, Smith & Hills, were awarded the Award of Merit in the Airports/Transit category of the Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) 2013 Best Projects. They received the award for the runway extension project.

This project, which cost $4.4 million to complete, extended the primary runway at Manassas Regional Airport to 6,200 feet. The five-phase construction project was made possible through grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV). The project involved some creative thinking and teamwork as the team had to contend with floodplains and a 100-year floodway. On top of that, during the project, Superstorm Sandy blew through the area and still, all work was completed for operational use within 140 days.

ENR recognizes projects for excellence for the following criteria: overcoming challenges and teamwork; safety; innovation and contribution to the industry/community; construction quality and craftsmanship; and functionality of design and aesthetic quality.

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