OHLA USA Project in New York City Selected as National Award of Merit Winner by the Design-Build Institute of America

OHLA Group’s U.S. subsidiary company, Judlau Contracting, Inc., announced that its RFK Bridge Ramp to the Northbound Harlem River Drive project (RK-23C) in New York City is the recipient of the Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) National Award of Merit in the 2021 National Design-Build Project/Team Awards Competition.  DBIA’s award-winning projects were evaluated by a distinguished panel of experts in design-build project delivery.

As a result of this honor, the RK-23C project is an automatic nominee for the National Award of Excellence in the Transportation category.  The Award of Excellence and the Award of Merit winners will be recognized at the 2021 Design-Build Conference & Expo on November 2nd in Denver, CO.  As an added honor, RK-23C is also one of three finalists for the Best in Design (Engineering) Award. 

The RK-23C project exemplifies the benefits reaped from utilizing the design-build delivery system.  The $46 million contract was delivered 50 days ahead of schedule as a result of the true team approach that was created through the use of design-build.  Judlau, along with its design partner, Parsons, and its client, NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridges and Tunnels, worked together through every phase of the assignment to ensure a successful project outcome. 

OHLA USA has been active in the design-build market for several years and has served as design-build contractor on many projects throughout the U.S., including the ongoing $1.4 billion I-405 Improvement Project in California.

OHLA is active in the USA market since 2006 via its subsidiaries OHLA USA, Inc., Community Asphalt Corporation, and OHLA Building, Inc., in addition to Judlau Contracting, Inc.  Currently, OHLA USA operates in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, Texas, California, and Florida. Its portfolio of projects includes highways, bridges, railway infrastructure, tunnels, hydraulic works, and singular buildings.

The RFK Bridge Ramp project.