News : CHA Earns Honor Award at ACEC Georgia Engineering Excellence Awards

March 12, 2018
Accepting the award (left to right) were Tom Karis, Chris Edmondson and Kevin Kahle.

Accepting the award (left to right) were Tom Karis, Chris Edmondson and Kevin Kahle.

Congratulations to CHA’s Transportation team who proudly accepted an Honor Award at the 2018 ACEC Georgia Engineering Excellence Awards last week for the Southeast Newnan Bypass from Turkey Road to State Route 16 project in Newnan, Georgia.

This project team had to address an unforeseen field condition during construction – the discovery of a small private burial plot deep within a heavily wooded area of the project. The team did a comprehensive in-field investigation that led to avoidance of impacts with a soldier pile wall and geometric modifications to the cross-section. This innovative and respectful solution minimized disruption, reduced potential costs and maintained the proposed alignment.