Congratulations United!

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce  (ICC) announced United Consulting has once again been selected as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana (BPWI), placing in the Medium Companies (75-249 employees) category.  Selected companies will learn their specific placement ranking within their appropriate category during an awards dinner at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College on June 4th.

The BPWI is an annual competition hosted by the ICC, in an effort to recognize outstanding companies that foster and promote a positive employee culture which is evident through the company’s appreciation and value shown toward each employee. The results are determined based on anonymous surveys which are submitted directly to a third party survey company by employees. 

United has been selected as Best Places to Work in Indiana ten times and entered into the BPWI Hall of Fame in 2014. Hall of Fame companies are those that have been named a Best Place to Work in Indiana at least 60% of the time in the program’s history.

The Results Are In!

Five United Consulting projects earned awards in the 2020 ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Awards competition.

HONOR AWARDS

I-69 Major Moves 2020 Expansion Project / Milestone Contractors, L.P. / INDOT

The Design-Build Best Value contract to I-69 created an added travel lane in each direction to the median between State 37 Road (Exit 205) and State Road 38 (Exit 219) and a southbound lane along the shoulder between 116th Street and the new interchange at the 106th Street exit ramp.  The I-69 and Campus Parkway was converted from a traditional diamond to diverging diamond interchange.  The project widened and rehabilitated five twin bridges on I-69 and reconstructed three overpass bridges.

Central Avenue Bridge / City of Indianapolis DPW

The Central Avenue Bridge was restored to its original natural beauty and improved to accomodate two-way traffic for the first time ever. The original structure was built between 1897 to 1901. In order to maintain the bridge’s historic integrity, it was disassembled block by block and the sandstone pieces for the spandrel walls and railing were saved, cleaned, and re-set in the new structure. Other improvements included a new substructure, concrete arches, and a 10-foot wide sidewalk on the west side to provide safe travel for pedestrians. In the near future, lighting will be placed at the four corners of the bridge.

MERIT AWARDS

State Street Connection / Columbus, Indiana

The State Street Connection serves as an initiative to encourage economic growth and development within East Columbus by reconnecting it with Downtown Columbus.  The project created a wider side path along the north side of State Street from Central Avenue to Mapleton Street and also included significant architectural enhancements to the Haw Creek Bridge, the incorporation of new greenspaces, and the addition of sculptural elements along the path.  Consistent with the City’s branding scheme, the sculptural elements and crosswalks incorporate the Dancing Cs. A new gateway feature was constructed at the intersection of Central Avenue, delineating the entrance into East Columbus and providing an upgraded connection to the Columbus People Trail.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans’ Bridge / Madison County, Indiana

The bridge carrying 8th Street over the White River in Anderson, Indiana has an ADT of nearly 15,000 vehicles per day and serves as a gateway into Downtown Anderson. The original ten-span, prestressed concrete, I-Beam bridge was replaced with a new six-span, prestressed concrete, U-Beam bridge which includes a composite concrete deck. The grade of the bridge was flattened from 6.6% to 4.9%. New sidewalks, ADA ramps, and LED lighting were added to each side of the bridge to promote safety for non-motorized users.

Dupont Road / Fort Wayne, Indiana

The Dupont Road project widened the facility from an existing two-lane road to a four-lane boulevard section between the limits of Lima Road and Coldwater Road. The widening project added a new enclosed storm sewer system, new traffic signals, and new lighting. This project also included a new grade separated crossing of the Pufferbelly Trail. Dupont Road was elevated above the trail and substantial decorative retaining walls were implemented.

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Indiana Section ASCE – Project of the Year!


Congratulations to INDOT, the city of Fishers, and Hamilton County on the honor of being selected by the Indiana Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as the Project of the Year 2017 for the New Interchange at I-69 and 106th Street project! The interchange is one of the first oval interchanges built in the United States and the ONLY ONE built over an interstate.

The Project of the Year Award is presented for the most outstanding or unique project built in Indiana and completed during the past year. Representatives from INDOT, the city of Fishers, Hamilton County, United, Corradino Group, and Walsh Construction Company (pictured above with 2018 ASCE President Robin Kemper)  accepted the award at the Annual Meeting of ASCE during a luncheon.  Prior to receiving the award, Project Manager Jeromy Richardson, PE and Lead Engineer Bill Curtis, PE gave a presentation showcasing the highlights of the New Interchange at I-69 and 106th Street project.

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Half Century Award


“Today, we honor Indiana businesses that have withstood the test of time, helping to drive Indiana’s economy forward. I am thrilled to celebrate this year’s honorees and their integral role in building one of the nation’s best business climates. Together, I’m confident we will continue to take Indiana to the next level, ensuring Indiana is the best place to start a business, grow a business and get a job.”

Governor Eric J. Holcomb


 

United Consulting was among 34 Indiana companies that were celebrated during a ceremony at the Statehouse to honor Indiana businesses that continue to stand up to daily challenges and give back to the community as a productive economic source.

To qualify for a Half Century Award, companies must demonstrate they are in full compliance with the Secretary of State, Department of Revenue, and the Department of Workforce Development and have been in operation for 50 to 99 continuous years.

 

Best Places to Work in Indiana

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce  (ICC) announced United Consulting is in the Winner’s Circle once again for the Best Places to Work in Indiana (BPWI), placing in the Medium Companies (75-150 employees) category.  Winners were officially recognized during an awards ceremony May 3rd at the Indiana Convention Center (Sagamore Ballroom) in downtown Indianapolis.

The BPWI is an annual competition hosted by the ICC, in an effort to recognize outstanding companies that foster and promote a positive employee culture which is evident through the company’s appreciation and value shown toward each employee. The results are determined based on anonymous surveys which are submitted directly to a third party survey company by employees. 

United has been selected as Best Places to Work in Indiana nine times and entered into the BPWI Hall of Fame in 2014. Hall of Fame companies are those that have been named a Best Place to Work in Indiana at least 60% of the time in the program’s history.

 

ACEC Indiana Grand Project Award Winner!

Congratulations to INDOT, the city of Fishers, and Hamilton County on the honor of being selected as the Grand Project Award Winner in the 30th Annual ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Awards Competition for the New Interchange at I-69 and 106th Street project! The interchange is one of the first oval interchanges built in the United States and the ONLY ONE built over an interstate.

Last November, the project was selected among a handful of Honor Award recipients who were in the running to be crowned as the Grand Project of the Year. Despite stiff competition, the interchange was announced during the Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet on March 15th as taking top honors for this year’s event.

United Consulting designed the new interchange and managed the project delivery including the professional services for topographic survey, roundabout operations, utility coordination, land acquisition management, and road, bridge, retaining wall, and hydraulic design.

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