Superior Wins Construction Advancement Foundation ‘Contractor of the Year’ Award
Contractor also awarded the CAF ‘Project of the Year’ award
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 12, 2023) — Superior Construction, an American family-owned infrastructure contractor, proudly announces it was named Heavy Civil/Highway Contractor of the Year by the Construction Advancement Foundation (CAF). Superior also received the CAF Heavy Civil/Highway Project of the Year Award for completing the Indiana Department of Transportation’s contract B-42498-A, which revamped a portion of the highly traveled Cline Avenue (State Road 912) in Lake County, Indiana.
The announcement was made at the 2023 CAF/Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable (NWIBRT) Awards Banquet on Thursday, May 11. These awards celebrate the best in regional construction excellence and outstanding company safety performance.
“Without the achievements of the hardworking men and women that the NWIBRT/CAF banquet recognizes, Northwest Indiana would not be the thriving community that it is,” said Rick Foor, Chair of the NWIBRT Safety Committee.
CAF award winners are selected through a rigorous process. Finalists are reviewed and audited by a third-party panel based on application evaluation and overall contributions to safety culture in Northwest Indiana as a whole. The Heavy Civil/Highway Contractor of the Year Award recognizes companies that have demonstrated exceptional skills, safety practices, and innovative solutions in delivering high-quality infrastructure projects.
“We’re incredibly proud of our Midwest business unit for its commitment to excellence and safety, and we’re honored that the Construction Advancement Foundation has taken note of their efforts,” said Superior Construction CEO Nick Largura.
The CAF Project of the Year Award was presented to Superior Construction for their exceptional work on INDOT’s $8.5 million Cline Avenue Project, which required the contractor to place a silica fume overlay on top of four existing bridge decks in order to extend the service life of the bridges. The project’s scope included demolishing existing concrete mudwalls, end bents, reinforced bridge approach (RCBA), and roadway concrete, as well as installation of new semi-integral end bents and new bridge deck overlay, new RCBA, terminal joints, and HMA pavement.
Superior used 11,600 square yards of Micro Silica overlay for this project — 9,000 of which utilized a new Silica Fume, E5 Internal Cure mix. The two 4,000-square-yard pours on the Cline Avenue over Conrail Railroad were the largest in Indiana at the time of placement. Superior made safety the top priority during the project, which required 29,500 workforce hours and resulted in zero recordable safety incidents during construction.
About Superior Construction
Superior Construction is an American family-owned and operated infrastructure contractor dedicated to providing innovative solutions with industry experts and leaders. First established in 1923 as the J Largura Company, the now fourth-generation family business evolved into Superior Construction by 1938. Throughout its history, the company’s foundation has always been building the infrastructure of America, successfully delivering projects across numerous delivery methods, with a specialty in design-build. Superior provides unique design solutions, forward-thinking technology, and a safe work environment to create the most value for clients, employees and the community. Learn more at superiorconstruction.com and follow Superior on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.