2016 Winter Celebration & Innovation Awards

On February 27th the company gathered at the Artists for Humanity Center in Boston’s South End to enjoy an evening of food, drinks, and great company. As part of the celebrations we handed out the first Charter Award for Innovation.

Charter’s Award for Innovation grew out of our goal of being the industry’s partner-of-choice for solving complex civil and environmental construction challenges. This goal is achieved through the creative problem solving our crews perform everyday. This year, 3 projects were recognized for the innovative solutions; Milford Pond, Liberty Hill, and Sutton Brook. Congratulations to the Sutton Brook Team that took home this year’s award and to all of the nominees!

Milford Pond Dredging: Using Winter Conditions to their Advantage

Workers braved the elements by pre-positioning 1,800 coir logs on frozen ice, enabling them to drop into place during the spring thaw. The willingness and ingenuity to manage work through harsh conditions allowed a two month time savings on the schedule and significant cost savings.

Sutton Brook Superfund Site: Combined Earth Support & Geosynthetics Installation System

The team diligently worked together and provided daily input to develop a combined earth support and geosynthetics installation system. The system allowed for two different rolled geosynthetic materials to be installed vertically in a trench, to a depth of up to 12 feet below ground surface. Through everyone’s (Superintendent to Laborer) participation and modifications to the original idea, the final design was implemented safer and quicker.

Liberty Hill: Truck Liner System

The crew at our Liberty Hill project cleverly rigged a container as a platform from which to line trucks carrying MGP waste, saving countless hours each day. The idea, which had originated on another project and was retrofitted for Liberty Hill, allowed for 2,662 trailers to be lined, loaded, washed and shipped from the site in the safest way possible.

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2016 Winter Celebration & Innovation Awards