This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Engineering News-Record Presents Award Of Excellence To Wayne E. Jones, Project Manager For New Orleans Surge Barrier Wall Construction

NEW YORK, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Engineering News-Record (ENR), McGraw-Hill Construction's industry-leading information source, has announced that Wayne E. Jones, Traylor Bros. project manager, has received the 48 th Award of Excellence, ENR's highest honor and one of the industry's most prestigious awards.  Jones was honored in front of 900 leaders from across the design and construction industry last night at a black-tie awards gala in New York City. He was among ENR's Top 25 Newsmakers of 2013, who were also honored for their achievements.

The editors of ENR selected Jones as this year's Award of Excellence winner because of his essential contribution to hardening storm protections around New Orleans. The largest chunk of new construction in the $14.6 billion ring of storm-surge defenses, built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers around post- Katrina New Orleans, is a $1-billion barrier across a marshy bay. The backbone of the barrier is a huge concrete and steel wall, designed to hold back a 26-foot-tall, hurricane-induced surge. Prime contractor Shaw E & I selected a joint venture led by Traylor Bros. to build the wall, and Jones, as project manager, planned and led the construction.

" Wayne Jones was instrumental in delivering this life-saving project. His ingenuity helped the joint venture devise a safe and efficient construction plan for this enormously complicated assembly. The entire surge barrier was completed by June of 2012 just in time to protect New Orleans from Hurricane Isaac in late August. The barrier is the largest civil works, design-build project in the history of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and its success stands as a beacon to a better way than multi-year, incrementally funded infrastructure. ENR is proud to present our most prestigious award to Mr. Jones," said Jan Tuchman, Editor-in-Chief, ENR.

ENR has selected winners for the coveted Award of Excellence since 1964 from among the industry's most innovative leaders. These leaders demonstrate a unique vision and ability to execute on that vision to improve and enhance the lives of people where they live and work. Candidates are chosen from newsmakers covered in ENR during the past year. A team of experienced editors at ENR then review each candidate and choose the Award of Excellence winner, carrying on the proud tradition. Past honorees, many of whom attended last night's gala, include:

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $95.18 0.00%
FB $117.43 0.00%
GOOG $692.36 0.00%
TSLA $232.32 0.00%
YHOO $36.01 0.00%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,750.91 -140.25 -0.78%
S&P 500 2,063.37 -18.06 -0.87%
NASDAQ 4,763.2240 -54.37 -1.13%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs