Major National Heavy Civil Contractor Honored With 2016 OPAL for Construction

December 1, 2015
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ASCE has honored Christopher S. Traylor, P.E., M.ASCE, with the 2016 Outstanding Projects and Leaders Lifetime Achievement Award for Construction.

Traylor is co-president of Traylor Bros. Inc., one of the leading heavy civil contractors in the United States. Under his leadership, Traylor Bros. recently completed two major joint venture projects – the Huey P. Long Bridge Widening Project in Jefferson, LA, and the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Surge Barrier in New Orleans, ASCE’s Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award winner for 2014.

Traylor’s grandfather, William, founded Traylor Bros. Inc. in 1946. Chris Traylor has served as co-president since 2003, following a stint working for Granite Construction in California, a company Traylor Bros. still collaborates with on large projects.

In addition to ASCE, Traylor is an active member of CIRT, CIECI, CISI, DFI, and The Beavers, and is a Moles trustee. He also serves on boards of the University of Evansville and Children’s Museum of Evansville.

The OPAL Awards honor outstanding civil engineering leaders whose lifetime accomplishments contributed in one of five categories – construction, design, education, government, or management. The 2016 honorees will be recognized at the OPAL Awards Gala, March 17, in Arlington, VA.

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