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Award of Merit: Safety: GE Manufacturing Solutions Locomotive Manu.Facility

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Walker Engineering did the electrical work and KBD Group led construction on the $95-million GE Manufacturing Solutions locomotive manufacturing facility.

Photo by Monty Jones, Walker Engineering Inc.
Cab of locomotive passing through the degreasing / priming booth.
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The team had no recordable or lost-time incidents on the project, which required 82,580 man-hours to complete.

Some of the safety practices that contributed to this record included completing task-driven job-hazard analyses daily, determining how crews would overcome hazards, assessing the risks around immediate work areas and continuously adjusting the team's view of risk assessment to stay aware of potential dangers.

Key Players

Owner GE Transportation, Erie, Pa.

General Contractor KBD Group, Atlanta

Lead Design Macgregor Assoc. Architects, Atlanta

Electrical Walker Engineering, Point Pleasant, N.J.

Structural Browder & LeGuizamon & Assoc. Inc., Atlanta

Civil Goodwin & Marshall Inc., Grapevine, Texas

MEP Kajima Associates Inc., Atlanta, Ga.

Fire Protection Engineer Harrington Group Inc., Duluth, Ga.

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