COMMAND Center Used in Award-Winning Transportation Projects
The COMMAND Center system was used to meet project specifications for temperature monitoring on the Ohio River Bridges – East End Crossing (ORB-EEC) project. The project included mass concrete elements for which project specifications required early-age temperature monitoring to ensure maximum internal concrete temperatures and temperature differentials between the core and surface of the concrete did not exceed specified thresholds.
COMMAND Center was similarly used to monitor internal concrete temperatures of mass concrete elements during construction of SH 99 Grand Parkway in Houston.
Contractors in both projects used COMMAND Center sensors and software to create time and temperature history charts for every sensor, as well as time and temperature history charts for the difference between core and surface sensor pairs.
Ohio River Bridges in Indiana and Kentucky
ORB-EEC connects the east end of Louisville, Kentucky with southern Indiana and addresses cross-river mobility challenges in the Louisville Metropolitan Area, improves safety, and alleviates traffic congestion.
ORB-EEC won an Envision Platinum Award from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) for the project’s exceptional achievements in sustainable infrastructure design, construction, and operations.
ORB-EEC also won top honors in the large project division of the Quality of Life/Community Development category in the mid-America regional America’s Transportation Awards.
SH 99 Grand Parkway Segments F1, F2, G in Houston, Texas
SH 99 Grand Parkway is a 184-mile highway circling the Houston metro area. It aims to improve mobility and increase travel capacity around the city. Segments F1, F2, and G are a 38-mile stretch of the highway built with one million cubic yards of concrete.
SH 99 Grand Parkway Segments F1, F2, and G won top honors in the large project division of the Operations Excellence category in the western regional America’s Transportation Awards.
About the Awards
ISI is a nonprofit organization created to develop and maintain a sustainability rating system for all civil infrastructure. Envision is a free tool that helps project teams achieve higher levels of sustainability. Envision Awards are distributed based on a projects sustainability performance.
America’s Transportation Awards, sponsored by AASHTO, AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, was created a decade ago to showcase the excellent work done by state departments of transportation to deliver quality transportation services to the American public.