THE TOP NEWSMAKERS 2002

Monday, January 13, 2003
Engineering News – Record
By ENR Staff

Many people in many ways serve the best interests of the construction industry.

The editors of ENR have chosen the following individuals for their newsmaking achievements. One of them is selected to win ENR’s highest honor, the Award ofExcellence. Congratulations to construction’s best.

Faced with finishing almost three miles of tunnel work onBoston’s $14.6-billion Central Artery/Tunnel project anddissatisfied with existing technology, Paul E. Buco, project manager for McCourt Obayashi joint venture, led the designand construction of a new self-propelled ceiling module lifterand support system. The system enhanced worker efficiency and safety in theplacement of thousands of 30,000-lb modules, saving millions of dollars on the$170-million project and reducing erection time by 40%.