The Associated General Contractors of Utah has honored Wadsworth Brothers Construction of Draper, Utah, with two awards: 2009 Bridge Construction Project of the Year and 2009 Partnered Project Award.
Wadsworth Brothers received the 2009 Bridge Construction Project of the Year for its work on the I-84 Weber Canyon Road Asphalt Pavement Rehabilitation Project.
Never before in Utah or possibly the United States has such a large pre-cast full deck panel replacement project been undertaken in such a narrow, no access canyon, infamous for its short summer season.
The project also required the re-design of the original retaining barrier and a more aesthetically pleasing wall pattern to complement the beautiful scenery of Weber Canyon.
The 2009 Best Partnered Project Award was presented to Wadsworth Brothers and the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) for its work on the Southern Parkway Project.
The Wadsworth Brothers team was recognized for successfully partnering with UDOT on the projects by solving small problems on a daily basis and overcoming larger problems without major escalation and undue stress between the contractor and UDOT.
Team building activities included: contractor-sponsored lunches with subcontractors, suppliers and inspectors and pre-construction/partnering meetings.
Wadsworth Brothers was founded in 1991 and has grown into one of the top highway and bridge contractors in the Intermountain West.
The company has evolved into a multifaceted construction company with three different divisions including: heavy highway/bridge and structures division; building division (vertical parking structures); and a pre-cast division. Wadsworth Brothers employs more than 200 employees.