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Hilary Gonzales, Acting Partnering Coordinator, MDOT SHA District 5, 410-841-1020 or 443-463-7141.Annual Awards of Excellence, Partnering Awards, and The Flanigan Award

In 1993, the MDOT State Highway Administration and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approached Highway Industry leaders in Maryland about transforming the annual dinner meeting into an MdQI annual conference with the Maryland with Pride Awards being presented at the conference banquet. The first annual MdQI conference was held in 1994. Since that time, the Awards of Excellence have been presented at the annual conference banquet.  In 2008, the committee changed the annual awards process to recognize projects completed within a fiscal year instead of a calendar year. In 2009, the committee added new categories including "Green" projects. In 2011, the committee introduced Modal Awards (now for MDOT TBUs, Baltimore City and CEAM).

MdQI presents annual Awards of Excellence and Partnering Awards for public sector transportation projects in Maryland.

 

Awards of Excellence

To be eligible for an annual Award of Excellence, projects must have a date of substantial completion or acceptance for maintenance between October 1 and September 30 of the next calendar year.

For the planning category, the project must have received a record of decision or the equivalent between the dates listed above.

Engineering consultants and contractors can also submit applications for the awards. Please download the application documents below and email a completed copy to the awards committee co-chairman, Dana Knight at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Stephen Bucy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it In addition, please send a copy to the appropriate transportation agency. Hard copies will also be accepted.

 

Awards of Excellence may be presented in the following categories:

- Green/Sustainability/Environmental Award

- Planning

- MBE/DBE Firm (Engineering and Construction)

- Subcontractor (Engineering and Construction)

- MDOT/Municipal Awards - Projects under $5 Million (MDOT TBUs, Baltimore City and CEAM)

- MDOT/Municipal Awards - Projects over $5 Million (MDOT TBUs, Baltimore City and CEAM)

 

Partnering Awards

 

These awards are for the successful use of partnering practices on a transportation-related project in Maryland. There is a separate nomination and review process for this category. Up to three projects may be selected for awards in this category (Gold, Silver, Bronze levels).

 

The Flanigan Award

 

MdQI also sponsors the Flanigan Award in memory of the late Pierce J. Flanigan III (president of P. Flanigan and Sons, Inc.)

This award is presented to a transportation industry leader who meets the following qualifications:

1. A person who has worked in, or for, the transportation industry for more than 20 years;

2. A person that has made significant contributions to the industry (examples: held a position of leadership in an industry related organization, served on industry advice boards, contributed to acceptance or development of innovative techniques, tools, etc. within the industry);

3. A person who has been involved in the transportation industry in the State of Maryland;

4. A person that has been a supporter of the Maryland Quality Initiative.

This special award is presented at the discretion of MdQI. Nominations for the award are accepted throughout the year and may be submitted directly to the Awards Subcommittee Co-Chairs.

 

Instructions and Forms

2017 Project Nominations are due the first Monday in October (October 2, 2017). The Awards and Partnering Subcommittees will notify finalists prior to the MdQI Conference. Finalists will be asked to prepare a Project Display to be on exhibit at the 2018 MdQI Conference in Baltimore, January 31-February 1, 2018. The awards will be announced and presented at the 2018 conference.

 

2017 Awards Overview / Instructions (pdf)

2017 Awards Awards Application (pdf)

(This website cannot post a Word document. If you need the dynamic Word fill-in form version of this form, please contact one of the Co-Chairs, Dana Knight of McCormick Taylor or Stephen Bucy of MDOT SHA)

 

2017 Partnering Awards Nomination Form (pdf)

(If you also need a Word fill-in version of this form, please contact Steve Whitecotton of P. Flanigan & Sons, Inc.)

 

Awards Subcommittee Contacts:

 

Awards Sub-Committee Co-Chairs: (Awards of Excellence, The Flanigan Award)

- Dana Knight, McCormick Taylor: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 410-662-7400

- Stephen Bucy, SHA District 6: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 301-729-8410

 

Partnering Subcommittee Co-Chair:

- Steve Whitecotton, P. Flanigan & Sons, Inc.:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 410-467-5900

- Hilary Gonzales, Acting Partnering Coordinator, MDOT SHA District 5, 410-841-1020 or 443-463-7141

 

MDOT, CEAM and Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) awards representatives:

 

Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT)
Bimal Devkota This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

County Engineers Association of Maryland (CEAM)
Matthew Allen This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Maryland Aviation Administration (MDOT MAA)
Franz (Alex) Ollerman This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Maryland Transportation Authority (MDOT MDTA)
Joe Jachelski This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA)
Wane-Jang Lin This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Maryland State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA)
Stephen Bucy This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it