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Awards & Recognition

NYCHA Site Lighting Receives ACEC NY Platinum Award in Special Projects Category

We are proud to announce that our project “NYCHA Site Lighting Upgrades” has received the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC NY) Platinum Award in the “Special Projects- Safety & Security” category! The award will be presented at ACEC NY’s 50th "2017 Engineering Excellence Gala" being held on April 1st 2017. We are looking forward to this momentous occasion. Congratulations to the project team, and a big HAKS Thank You to ACEC NY and to all who made this possible.


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Spring Street Salt Shed Receives CIB Award of Merit, Public Works

It is our pleasure to announce that the Concrete Industry Board (CIB) awards jury has chosen our project, Spring Street Salt Shed, to receive the CIB Award of Merit, Public Works. This award is presented for superior work, which exemplifies quality concrete. The award was presented to the project team on Wednesday November 9th 2016, at the 55th Annual Robert H. Corbetta Awards Dinner held at the Marina Del Rey in the Bronx, New York Our sincere thanks go to the CIB, the project team and to all who made this possible. https://lnkd.in/dThyS5B


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HAKS places 20th on Zweig Group Hot Firm List

HAKS has placed 20 on the 2016 Zweig Group Hot Firm List, a designation synonymous with success in the A/E industry. We will receive a special award during a black tie celebration dinner at the Zweig Hot Firm and A/E Industry Awards Conference held in September.

The Zweig Group Hot Firm List recognizes the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms in the United States and Canada. These firms have outperformed the economy and competitors to become leaders in their chosen fields.

To be considered for this award, firms must fill out an application and are ranked by a score comprised of both dollar and percentage revenue growth rate over a three-year period.

Thank you to all who made this distinction possible.


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HAKS Makes Zweig Group List of 2015 Best Firms To Work For

HAKS has been ranked as one of the "Best Firms to Work for" by the Zweig Group in the Multidiscipline category for 2015.  The award recognizes employers in the architecture, engineering, planning and environmental industry for their superior work environments that set them apart from their peers. The compilation of best firms began in 2001, giving outstanding companies special recognition for their investment in their employees.

In order for us to be considered, at least 25% of our employees were required to anonymously respond to an on-line survey. We surpassed this criteria and gained crucial employee feedback that will help us build on our strengths and take things to the next level.

We thank our dedicated professionals for taking the time to complete the surveys. As always, we value their opinions and their service.


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2015 Concrete Industry Board Roger H. Corbetta Award for Build it Back

The Concrete Industry Board awarded the 2015 Roger H. Corbetta Award in the Social Responsibility category to Build it Back, created by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations to assist New Yorkers in recovery from the damages of Superstorm Sandy and provide resiliency against future extreme weather conditions. Build it Back represents the first time the city attempted (and accomplished) such a unique partnership among government, consultant and individual homeowner.

HAKS is providing disaster recovery monitoring and special inspections, as a major team member, to hard-hit neighborhoods such as Far Rockaway, Breezy Point, Coney Island, Mill Basin and Staten Island’s East Shore.

A special concrete design mix was used to achieve the required strength of newly installed columns, footings, foundations, pile caps, staircases & even ramps meeting ADA requirements. Three different design mixes were utilized for the pile caps, columns, foundations and footings and more than 75,000 concrete test cylinders were employed. The project met and exceeded ecological and environmental concerns, as well as all New York City Building Code technical requirements.


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Hamilton Avenue Asphalt Plant receives Design-Build Project of the Year

On Thursday, June 18, HAKS sponsored the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Met Section 50th Annual Dinner Dance & Awards Presentation at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows. The Reconstruction of the Hamilton Avenue Asphalt Plant in Brooklyn, for which HAKS was CM/design-builder, was honored with the Design-Build Project of the Year Award. The project was initiated by the New York City Department of Transportation and built by the New York City Department of Design and Construction. It is also one of the few municipally owned and operated asphalt plants in the country. The plant produces a state-of-the-art warm-mix asphalt that enables paving through the winter months. The $25 million project replaced the plant’s asphalt-producing equipment, which had exceeded its 30-year operational life. The new equipment decreases emissions and odors, achieves a smaller carbon footprint for the plant, and promises smoother traveling on city roads. The project team employed best available technology to accomplish this ambitious undertaking.

Accepting the ASCE Met Section Design-Build Project of the Year Award for the reconstruction of the asphalt plant are (from left to right): SVP Jeff Terzakis; VP Nick Dandolos; Afsar Samani, NYCDDC; Sergey Zabludovsky; Stacy Cruickshank; Anthony Bordenca, NYCDOT; and Michael DiVerniero, NYCDOT.


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2015 ACEC New York Gold Award for Claremont Parkway Bridge over Metro-North RR

Another Gold Award recipient is the $10.7 million bridge reconstruction project in a busy Bronx neighborhood, initiated by the New York City Department of Transportation. HAKS provided resident engineering inspection for the bridge demolition and reconstruction on a new alignment above active railroad tracks. Roadway sight distances were improved for safer traffic flow and pedestrian crossings. The new profile offers a smoother transition from roadway to bridge and gently curves downward for a seamless exit. Safety was of paramount concern. A steel and plywood shield over the tracks protected the railroad, passengers and workers from falling debris. Traffic was maintained on the bridge in both directions and rail service continued on the tracks below.


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2015 ACEC New York Silver Award for New Jersey State Police Troop D Bloomfield Station

ACEC New York awarded a Silver Award to this new $12.3 million New Jersey State Police Station located along the Garden State Parkway as part of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s five-year, $500 million Facilities Improvement Program.  The prototype facility replaced an aging and outdated station on the adjacent site. HAKS provided construction management services for the 27,500-square-foot steel-framed building, which was designed to LEED standards and includes a full basement and the latest security and communications systems.  The existing station remained fully staffed and operational 24/7 during construction.


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2015 ACEC New York Gold Award for Gilboa Dam Reconstruction

A HAKS-led joint venture is providing Construction Management services for the reconstruction of the Gilboa Dam—the firm’s largest construction management project to date. Constructed in 1927, the Gilboa Dam consists of a massive 155-foot-high by 1,326-foot-long stair-stepped spillway constructed with a 3- to 5-foot-thick masonry façade of mortared quarried stone blocks. The dam impounds the 5-mile Schoharie Reservoir in upstate New York. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) initiated a $400 million reconstruction project in order to extend the life of the dam another 100 years and bring it into compliance with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation safety standards.  

ACEC New York awarded the project a Gold Award for Phase 3, the $140 million rehabilitation of the dam, which was completed two years ahead of schedule.  The project also received a 2014 Concrete Industry Board-New York Award of Merit. 


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2015 ACEC New York Platinum Award for Investigation/Monitoring of Gold Star Bridge

ACEC-New York awarded a Platinum Award to this first-of-a-kind study for the Connecticut Department of Transportation.  HAKS evaluated the bridge's frozen bearings and provided recommendations for replacing them on a fast-track schedule. The project required analysis of hundreds of thousands of data points collected over a five-month period from 70 sensors (65 fiber optic strain gages and five fiber optic accelerometers) strategically placed on the structure.

The Gold Star Bridge carries I-95 over the Thames River between Groton and New London, and is the largest bridge in the state.


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