On January 28, 2017, Carolinas AGC (CAGC) bestowed the 2016 Pinnacle Awards to construction projects which enhance their communities, and the “Build with the Best” Pinnacle Award to an individual whose partnership with the construction industry helped pull South Carolina out of mass turmoil. Pinnacle entries are judged on unique aspects and challenges, special values, project management, budget and schedule, and safety performance. Pinnacle winners enhance the Carolinas and advance the construction industry!
Christy Hall, South Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary, was awarded the Build with the Best Award for her leadership during the 2015 South Carolina flooding.
In October 2015, more than a trillion gallons of water dumped on the state within a 48-hour period, washing out roads and bridges throughout the beautiful Palmetto state. Hall and her team quickly engaged numerous contractors to assist in emergency repairs and to help with clean-up and rebuilding efforts. During the peak of the storm, 541 roads and bridges were closed statewide. Just one month later, only 80 were still closed—and by the busy Thanksgiving travel week, those 80 remaining road closures had reopened.
The pre-planning, coordination and leadership that Hall and her team put in place allowed them to effectively manage this major catastrophe and keep the state moving forward. Congratulations to Christy Hall and her team at the South Carolina Department of Transportation!
The CAGC Pinnacle Awards competition is co-sponsored by CPA firm GreerWalker LLP and the law firm of Johnston, Allison & Hord. The Pinnacle presentation was made at CAGC’s 96th Annual Convention in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.
Powered by WPeMatico