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The City of Bryan’s newly renovated Travis Fields at Travis Bryan Midtown Park has been selected as an APWA Project of the Year – Structures, $5 Million to $25 Million, by the Texas Chapter of the American Public Works Association.
The Travis Fields project included renovating all of the fields, including turf repairs, infield work, irrigation and replacing the field lighting. Upon completion the world-class facility now features three turf fields, eight batting cages, restrooms, covered viewing areas, restrooms, concessions, and a playground area.
Pictured above (left to right): Shawn Poe, TX-APWA Chapter President; Paul Kaspar, Bryan City Engineer; Joel Mitchell, Mitchell & Morgan; Mike Nobles, Retired City of Bryan Inspector; Rich Klingman, CORE Construction; and John Naron, Burditt Consultants.
The TPWA Public Works Project of the Year Award was established to promote excellence in the management and administration of public works projects by recognizing the alliance between the managing agency, the consultant/architect/engineer and the contractor, who, working together, complete public works projects.
Projects are selected on the following criteria:
- Use of good construction management techniques and completion of the project on schedule.
- Safety performance and demonstrated awareness of the need for a good overall safety program during construction.
- Community relations, as evidenced by efforts to minimize public inconvenience due to construction, safety precautions to protect public lives and property, provision of observation areas, guided tours, or other means of improving relations between the agency and the public.
- Demonstrated awareness for the need to protect the environment during the project. This includes any special considerations given to particular environmental concerns raised during the course of the project.
- Unusual accomplishments under adverse conditions including, but not limited to, age or condition of the facility, adverse weather, soil or other site conditions over which there is no control
Additional conditions deemed of importance to the public works agency, such as exceptional efforts to maintain quality control and, if value engineering is used, construction innovations as evidenced by time and/or money-saving techniques developed and/or successfully utilized.