|MdQI Awards of Excellence|
MdQI Awards of Excellence:
In May 1990, the State Highway Administration (SHA), in cooperation with the Maryland Highway Contractors Association (MHCA) and the Maryland Asphalt Association (MAA), initiated the Maryland with Pride Program to foster excellence in the quality of the Maryland Highway Program. The Maryland with Pride Awards were presented at the annual MCHA/MAA dinner meeting.
In 1993, SHA 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 MdQI Awards subcommittee changed the annual awards process to recognize projects completed within a fiscal year instead of a calendar year. In 2009, the subcommittee added new categories including "Green" projects. In 2011, the conmittee introduced "Modal Awards."
To be considered for awards, highway-related projects must be "Accepted For Maintenance" between October 1, and September 30 of the next year, with the exception of planning projects where a Record of Decision or equivalent is required in the same time frame.
Awards Nomination Information:
We have made some great changes to the program that we feel will improve the program and will allow for more nominations. The changes from last year include:
- Modal/County Award categories for Smaller (Under $5,000,000 in Construction Cost) and Larger Projects (Over $5,000,000 in construction cost).
- An "MDQI Project of the Year" will be chosen from all of the Modal/County Awards.
- The application form has been revised to allow more room for a better description of why the project is worthy of winning.
- Contractors and Consultants can submit projects beginning in 2012. In previous years, only the Modal agencies and County Engineers Association of Maryland could nominate projects.
Remember that construction must be substantially complete between October 1 and September 30 of the following year. The Awards Subcommittee team is looking forward to your applications!
2012 Awards Application Form (this is a Word 2003 form document - it will take a while to download)
If you have any questions regarding the 2012 MdQI Awards of Excellence application process, or need a Word .docx version of the awards application form, please contact one of the Awards Subcommittee Co-Chairs.
Please submit all forms, including project photos, to your Modal or CEAM representative by Monday, October 1, 2012.
Annual MdQI Partnering Award
MdQI's Partnering Subcommittee sponsors the annual Partnering Award for excellence in using the partnering process in project management.
Please submit completed Partnering Award forms to the Partnering Subcommittee by October 1.
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.
Nominations for this award are accepted throughout the year and may be submitted to the Awards Subcommittee Co-Chairs.
Awards Sub-Committee Co-Chairs: (Awards of Excellence, The Flanigan Award)