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For Immediate Release, 1 April 2010
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Karen Wiesneski

Calhoun Road Reconstruction Wins Multiple Awards

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Calhoun RoadBROOKFIELD, WIS. – R.A.Smith National — civil engineering, planning, surveying, landscape architecture, geographic information systems (GIS) and 3D visualization consultants — Brookfield, Wis., has received awards from several organizations for the firm’s design of the 1.3-mile Calhoun Road reconstruction project (Bluemound Rd. to Greenfield Ave.) for the City of Brookfield, Wis.

R.A. Smith National was the prime consultant and design engineer. The firm was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the project, including roadway and structures design, environmental coordination, real estate acquisition and public involvement; and coordinating a team of 10 subconsultants.

The project has been recognized with the following awards:

  • 2010 Public Works Project of the Year - American Public Works Association (APWA), Wisconsin Chapter
  • Excellence in Highway Design for Consultant Urban Design - Wisconsin Department of Transportation
  • State finalist, Engineering Excellence Award - American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)

The Calhoun Road reconstruction project faced a number of diverse challenges. The project team’s innovative design approach to several unique challenges saved approximately $900,000 in construction costs. In addition, the intertwined reconstruction of the I-94 bridges over Calhoun Road required that numerous competing construction operations be coordinated simultaneously in a confined 1.8-acre area. Despite these challenges and others, the project was completed within an aggressive three-year schedule rather than the four to five years a project of this complexity normally requires.

The reconstruction of Calhoun Road was completed in September 2009.


About R.A. Smith National, Inc.

R.A. Smith National, Inc. is a leading consulting engineering firm, providing multi-disciplinary services to government and the land development industry. Our comprehensive services include civil engineering, surveying, construction services, ecological services, landscape architecture, irrigation design, water resource engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), visualization and 3D laser scanning. Our corporate headquarters are located in Brookfield (Milwaukee), Wis. with additional offices in Appleton, Wis.; Orange County (Los Angeles), Calif. and Tarentum (Pittsburgh), Pa.

Established in 1978 as R.A. Smith & Associates, Inc., the firm acquired National Survey & Engineering in 1994. National Survey & Engineering, founded in 1929, operated as a division of R.A. Smith & Associates, Inc. until the R.A.Smith National brand was created in March 2008.

R.A. Smith National’s mission is to deliver excellence, vision, and responsive service to our clients. The company is driven by core values that include accountability, client satisfaction, innovation, positive work environment, ethics and integrity, and community and professional involvement.

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