ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Kwame Building Group, Inc. and the other members of the Tri-Gold joint venture of HDR, Jacobs and Kwame recently were honored by the ACEC/PA for their work on the Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) North Shore Connector light rail extension project. The team received a Diamond Honor Award for Engineering Excellence – Transportation and the Best Panel Award at the organization’s gala last month.The North Shore Connector project included a first-of-a-kind tunnel bored under the Allegheny River, cutting-edge architectural designs at three new stations, innovative heavy civil construction, and achievements in art and archeology. Tri-Gold provided construction management of the 1.2-mile extension. The project was delivered safely, on time and on budget.

The Diamond Awards for Engineering Excellence recognize and celebrate engineering achievements, skill and ingenuity among member firms. The Best Panel Award honors the firm that creates the most compelling graphical representation of their project while promoting the achievements of the engineering profession.

Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME), an employee-owned company, is a pure program and construction management firm providing estimating, scheduling, project planning, value engineering and other project management services as an independent advocate for owners and developers. KWAME was named a 2012 “Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee/PM Firm” by Engineering News Record, the construction industry’s leading news and analysis publication; and was selected as one of RCGA’s “Top 50 Companies in the St. Louis Region.” KWAME’s public and private sector projects include educational facilities, major airports nationwide, light-rail systems, hospitals, wastewater treatment facilities and government facilities. KWAME is headquartered in St. Louis with division offices in Atlanta, Dallas, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Seattle. For more information, visit or call 314.862.5344.

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Source: Kwame Building Group – News