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2006 NOVA Award Winners

The NOVA Award Jury selected five Winners of the 2006 NOVA Awards, which were presented at the NOVA Award Banquet on November 14, 2006. Click on the hyperlinks below to download the original nominations, or click on NOVA Winner to go to each nomination description on the Winners and Finalists page.

8

SITE SUBSURFACE CHARACTERIZATION/ANALYSIS of soil/groundwater contaminants. NOVA Winner

10

FIELD WELDING POLYETHYLENE PIPE in place with faster fusion welding under controlled conditions. NOVA Winner

17

WIRELESS ELECTRIC SWITCH CONTROLS install and function at fraction of time/cost. NOVA Winner

23

ASPHALT PAVEMENT RADAR ANALYSIS determines layer composition without cores. NOVA Winner

30

3D GPS-BASED EARTHMOVING EQUIPMENT for construction revolutionizes the work. NOVA Winner

 

List of 2006 NOVA Award Nominations

The 30 nominations for the 2006 NOVA Award Nominations are listed in the order in which they were received. Each is given a short-title for easy identification. Click on the nomination's short-title to view the nomination. (For help, see Viewing, Downloading, and Printing Nominations.)

1

POST-TENSIONED STEEL FRAMES dissipate energy in seismic regions

2

BUCKLING RESTRAINED BRACED FRAMES have core loaded sleeved column

3

ELECTRONIC PROJECT CONTROL SYSTEM manage risk & documentation in field

4

RIPPING BACKHOE BUCKETS combines ripper and bucket in excavating rock/ice

5

WEB-BASED PROJECT MANAGEMENT for ongoing/frequent small projects

6

WIND DESIGN GUIDE AND STANDARD for mechanically attached flexible membrane roofs

7

TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMMATIC PERMITTING – one set of environmental standards

8

SITE SUBSURFACE CHARACTERIZATION/ANALYSIS of soil/groundwater contaminants. NOVA Winner

9

PROJECT WORKER STABILIZATION AGREEMENT maximizes local worker benefits

10

FIELD WELDING POLYETHYLENE PIPE in place with faster fusion welding under controlled conditions. NOVA Winner

11

3D-ENABLED/LEAN DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION modeled on modern vehicle development

12

HIGHWAY ASPHALT PAVER FUME CONTROLS through industry, labor, public partnering

13

LEAN CONSTRUCTION/PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT applied to refinery addition

14

WHITE POZZOLANS FROM WASTE GLASS (VCAS) = green product for white concrete

15

MILITARY TO CONSTRUCTION TRANSITION: Helmets to Hardhats is systematic process

16

GROSS SOLIDS REMOVAL DEVICES remove large size trash, vegetation from storm water

17

WIRELESS ELECTRIC SWITCH CONTROLS install and function at fraction of time/cost. NOVA Winner

18

CONCRETE READY-MIX TRUCK WASH OUT BIN controls ready-mix truck wash water

19

WATER MAIN RENEWAL PLANNER analyzes breakage rates, generates planning scenarios

20

PNEUMATIC CAPSULE PIPELINE air pushes wheeled vehicles through large-bore pipe

21

SELF-COMPACTING/SEALING AGGREGATE is applied dry and seals/caps when wet

22

PATTERNED EXTRUDED CONCRETE WALLS is useful accessory to slip forming walls

23

ASPHALT PAVEMENT RADAR ANALYSIS determines layer composition without cores. NOVA Winner

24

PREFAB GFRP CONCRETE BRIDGE DECK PANELS are large, lightweight, easily erected

25

LARGE RETAINING WALL CONCRETE BLOCKS include voids for drainage

26

RELOCATABLE SAFETY ENCLOSURES protect employees in occupied building

27

5D VIRTUAL CONSTRUCTION matches 3D model and cost to project schedule

28

ASPHALT PAVEMENT TAPERED EDGE FORM can be attached to virtually any asphalt paver

29

PROJECT MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM makes projects safer, more productive

30

3D GPS-BASED EARTHMOVING EQUIPMENT for construction revolutionizes the work

Viewing, Downloading, and Printing Nominations
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To download and save a file on your disk drive, click on it in whatever manner works for your browser and operating system. (For example, in Internet Explorer 5 or 6, right click your mouse on the short-title and select "Save Target As" to download the file.) This will save the pdf file onto the disk drive and directory you specify, with the name you specify. (We recommend you retain the pdf suffix.) Nomination files are now named according to their number. For example, WIND DESIGN GUIDE AND STANDARD, which is Nomination 6, is file nom-2006-06.pdf.

You are welcome to distribute summaries, entire set, or individual nominations either as computer files or in printed form. You may also photocopy nominations, but photocopying loses much of the detail, particularly in the graphics.

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