The Delaware Contractors Association recently presented a team at McCormick Taylor – a consulting firm with an office in Exton that specializes in civil design, planning, environmental studies, and communications for transportation development projects – with its 2016 Construction Excellence Award.
The honor, bestowed upon McCormick Taylor at the DCA’s 47th Annual Meeting, where former Major League Baseball player Darryl Strawberry was the guest speaker, recognizes projects that bring distinction, skill, quality, and integrity to the construction industry in Delaware.
In 1999, pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca selected Wilmington as the site for its North American headquarters. While great for the local economy, the decision also signaled the need for improved infrastructure in a campus setting.
A series of projects were completed by the McCormick Taylor team to improve the roadway system, provide parks, trails, and soccer fields, and preserve important historic structures, such as the 1914 Blue Ball Dairy Barn.
The improvements were dubbed the “Blue Ball Projects,” of which the I-95/U.S. 202 interchange was the final effort. McCormick Taylor completed the environmental documentation, roadway and bridge design, traffic control, signing, lighting, landscaping, utility relocation plans, and all permitting required for the project.