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APWA Awards City of Minneapolis, SEH with 2018 Project of the Year


Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH®) and the City of Minneapolis have been
honored with the American Public Works Association's (APWA) prestigious
2018 Project of the Year Award (Transportation category, $25-75 million)
as a result of their collaboration during the City's Nicollet
Mall Redesign and Reconstruction

Each year, APWA presents the Public
Works Projects of the Year Awards
to "promote excellence in the
management and administration of public works projects" – recognizing
unique, community-focused achievements. Winners are selected by a
committee of more than 20 co-chairs, project managers, senior engineers
and public service leaders from across the U.S.

"We're thrilled to receive APWA's Project of the Year Award alongside
the City of Minneapolis, and above all to see the City's investments in
the community rewarded," said Justin
Gese, SEH Project and Construction Manager
. "The careful
coordination of construction, safety and communication has provided an
elegant new heart of the City – promoting community, sustainability and
a greener future."

The Nicollet Mall is a lively, 12-block stretch in the heart of Downtown
Minneapolis, featuring 250,000 daily pedestrians and motorists, as well
as 34 million square feet of office space, store fronts and a major bus
transit corridor. The three-year, $50 million project included complete
redesign and reconstruction (including utility relocation) of all 12

The City selected SEH to provide construction management as part of a
project team that included City staff, a design team, SEH and
contractors. SEH was responsible for design review, constructability and
cost-estimating reviews, value engineering, utility coordination and
construction administration. SEH also led public involvement throughout
construction and was responsible for managing the removal, storage,
conservation, renovation and reinstallation of the City's existing
public art collection.

Construction management began during preliminary design. By providing
these services early in the design phase, the team was able to
anticipate potential schedule and phasing issues, which was key for such
a visible and prominent project. This was also integral to ensuring the
City's hard deadline was met; the community was set to host the Big Game
in February 2018 with planned festivities taking place across Nicollet

The City's final product has created a more pedestrian friendly, green
and sustainable corridor. Of note, 400 onsite employees provided 95,000
labor hours without any time lost to injury. Pedestrians and motorists
were able to navigate the area without a single accident.

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