Denver Union Station Transit Center Wins Two Alliant Build America Awards

Project Awarded 2015 Award in the Design-Build Highway and Transportation Category and the 2015 Merit Award in the Partnering Excellence Category

DENVER, CO - March 24, 2015 – The Denver Union Station Transit Improvements received two awards by The Association of General Contractors of America (AGC) and Alliance Insurance Services, Inc. for the development of Denver Union Station (DUS).  Kiewit Western Co., joined by Trammell Crow Company, attended the award presentation at AGC’s 96th Annual Convention: 360o of Construction at the Alliant Build America Awards Luncheon on March 19, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. DUS was designated the Winner of the “Design-Build Highway and Transportation” award and the Merit Winner in the “Partnering Excellence” category for the 2015 year.  Denver Project Manager Alex Brown attended the ceremony to receive the award on TCC’s behalf. Award winners were also honored later that night at AGC’s inaugural Celebrate Construction Night.
 
The Alliant Build America Awards honor projects that build the nation's most impressive construction projects ranging across the building, highway and transportation, utility infrastructure, and federal and heavy divisions. The "Partnering Excellence" category recognizes projects best epitomizing the principles of partnering. 
 
“We are pleased to accept this award which exemplifies the true definition of partnership,” said Trammell Crow Company’s Denver Business Unit Senior Managing Director Bill Mosher. “An integral aspect to the success of the project was creating a design-build team of landowners, developers, designers, engineers, and landscape architects familiar with working on complex intermodal projects. Through our partnerships with the Regional Transportation District (RTD), the City and County of Denver, the Denver Regional Council of Governments and our entire development team, we believe we have delivered a truly multi-modal community for the City of Denver.”
 
DUS is the hub of the RTD’s FasTracks Program, an expansion plan to build 140 miles of new commuter rail, light rail, and bus rapid transit to serve over 25 million annual passengers in Denver. The project has transformed 42 acres of former rail yards centered on historic Union Station in Lower Downtown into a model community of mixed-use development organized around a twenty-first-century transportation infrastructure in an exemplary sustainable urban environment. DUS has redefined the transportation hub by serving as a train and bus station and becoming a community itself with park-and-rides, bike lanes, pedestrian-friendly paths, and accessibility to nearby amenities.
 
This project exemplifies the power of transit-oriented urban design to connect areas and people as well as catalyze other developments. One of the largest projects of its kind, the DUS redevelopment is one of the country’s most complex and successful collaborative efforts through its public-private partnership and design-build strategies.
 
The consortium assembled as a single-purpose nonprofit known as the Denver Union Station Project Authority (DUSPA) included representatives from: the RTD, the City and County of Denver, the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and private citizens appointed by the Mayor. TCC served as the Owner Representative for DUSPA.   The design-build team included: Kiewit Western Co., AECOM, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and Hargreaves.
 
 
About AGC
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. For more information, visit http://www.agc.org.
 
About Kiewit Western Co.
Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned company operates through a network of offices and projects in the United States, Canada and Australia. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building and mining. Kiewit had 2013 revenues of nearly $12 billion and employs more than 33,000 staff and craft employees.
 
About Trammell Crow Company
Trammell Crow Company, founded in 1948, is one of the nation’s leading developers and investors in commercial real estate. The Company has developed or acquired nearly 2,600 buildings valued at nearly $60 billion and over 540 million square feet. As of December 31, 2014, Trammell Crow Company had $5.5 billion of projects in process and $4.0 billion in its pipeline.
 
Trammell Crow Company’s teams are dedicated to building value for its clients with professionals in 16 major cities throughout the United States. The Company serves users of and investors in office, industrial, retail, healthcare, multi-family residential and mixed use projects. For those who occupy real estate, TCC can execute the development or acquisition of facilities tailored to meet its clients’ needs. For investor clients, the company specializes in joint venture speculative development, acquisition/re-development ventures, build-to-suit development, or providing incentive-based fee development services.
 
Trammell Crow Company is an independently operated subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, and the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2014 revenue). For more information visit www.TrammellCrow.com.
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