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John Wayne Airport Wins Awards for Construction and Communications

JWA's tagline for the Airport Improvement Program was: "Building on Excellence" and, based on the many accolades being given for its $543 million construction project, it definitely looks like the Airport has met that high standard.  JWA and its construction team have recently been recognized with the following awards:

    Awards JWA Won
  • Orange County Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers: 
    2012 Project of the Year award for the John Wayne Airport Improvement Program
  • Los Angeles Section of ASCE:  
    2012 Outstanding Government Civil Engineering Project
  • Orange County Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies: 
    2012 Award of Excellence for the John Wayne Airport Improvement Program and 2012 Client of the Year
  • Southern California Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America:
    2011 Project Achievement Award for Infrastructure $51 - $100 million for Parking Structure C
    and the Central Utility Plant; the 2012 Project Achievement Award, Building/New Construction, Airport Facilities, over $100 million; and 2012 Distinguished Owner Honoree
  • Orange County Engineering Council:
    2011 Engineering Project of the Year award for the Airport Improvement Program
    , and the 2012 Engineering Project Achievement award for Construction of Parking Structure C
  • Structural Engineers Association of Southern California:  
    2009 Excellence in Structural Engineering Merit Award for John Wayne Airport Parking Structure B1 Deconstruction Project
    ; the 2011 Excellence in Structural Engineering Merit Award for New Parking Structure C; and the 2012 Excellence in Structural Engineering Excellence Award for New Terminal Building (Terminal C)
  • Engineering News Record California:  
    Best Projects 2012 Award of Merit for John Wayne Airport Parking Garage Demolition
    and Terminal C Construction

Not only has the Airport been recognized for the excellence of its construction and design efforts, but also for how well it communicates with key stakeholders.  In June 2012, JWA was recognized by Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) with first place honors in the ACI-NA Excellence in Marketing and Communications Contest for the Airport’s 2010 digital Annual Report.  ACI-NA received nearly 250 entries in this year’s contest, which recognizes airport achievement in public relations and marketing throughout North America.  Also in June, JWA received a PROTOS, the highest recognition awarded by the Orange County Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. The PROTOS was given for the Airport’s Media Day Press Tour - "John Wayne Airport's Terminal C Takes Flight" - where more than 40 members of the media participated in an exclusive early-look at Terminal C before it opened to the public in November 2011.

Congratulations to JWA's team of contractors and staff!

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