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Tappan Zee Constructors (TZ Constructors, a team of Principal Participants Fluor Enterprises, Inc., American Bridge Company, Granite Construction Northeast, Inc., and Traylor Bros., Inc.) has a proven track record of successfully delivering complex high profile jobs, individually and together.

The TZ Constructors Principal Participants, Designer, and QC Engineer are all US-based firms with significant New York experience and offer more than 1,000 in-state employees. With a continuous presence in New York since 1900, members of our team have constructed 13 crossings of the Hudson/Harlem/East River system and major open water crossings at New York Harbor and Long Island Sound. Highlights of major New York bridge projects include the original construction of the Hell Gate (1916), Bayonne (1931), Pulaski Skyway (1932), Triborough Suspension (1936), Henry Hudson (1936), Marine Parkway (1937), Bronx Whitestone (1939), Tappan Zee (1955), Jamaica Bay (1956), Throgs Neck (1961), Alexander Hamilton (1963), Verrazano Narrows (1964), and Ninth Street (1998) bridges. Further, in the last 10 years TZ Constructors' team members have been heavily involved in the design and construction of 122 major infrastructure projects in the New York metropolitan market, with an aggregate project value of more than $13 billion. We have a one-hundred year history of delivering critical infrastructure projects in New York.

TZ Constructors team members have proven expertise in delivering similar complex bridge mega-projects across the country and around the globe. One example is the $1.8 billion San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge Self-Anchored Suspension Span (SAS) project, the largest public works contract in California's history. With a main span length of 1,263 feet, the SAS will be the longest single-tower, self-anchored suspension bridge in the world. An innovative approach by TZ Constructors team members produced a winning bid that was $250 million lower than the next lowest bidder.





Team Members

Fluor Corporation is one of the world's leading and largest publicly traded engineering, procurement, construction, operations, maintenance, and project management companies. Fluor's 2011 revenues were $23.4 billion. Over the past century, Fluor has designed and constructed many of the world's most complex and challenging projects. For example, Fluor, with joint venture partner American Bridge, is constructing the $1.8-billion, self-anchored suspension East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Fluor has also been at the forefront of applying the design-build (D-B) approach on transportation projects throughout the U.S. and is currently involved in a wide range of mega D-B projects including the Capital Beltway Highway Expansion in Virginia and the I-15 Corridor Expansion in Utah. In 2011 Engineering News Record ranked Fluor No. 1 on the Top 100 Design-Build Firms for the fourth straight year. Visit Fluor

American Bridge (AB) is a construction, engineering, and manufacturing company operating primarily in the transportation and marine infrastructure sectors. The company has engineering technology that gives it a competitive advantage in the construction of complex bridges and structures that frequently enable AB to overcome regional advantages of competitors. AB also has a strong presence in marine infrastructure construction, which can also be successfully undertaken across regional lines. AB has established valuable positions in regional markets throughout the U.S., with regional contracting districts located in New York City, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Tampa, Kansas City, and Oakland. In addition, the company operates a Special and International Projects division that undertakes projects beyond the technical, management, and geographic reach of the regional district offices. Visit American Bridge

Granite Construction Northeast Inc. (GCN) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Granite Construction Incorporated, one of the nation's largest heavy-civil contractors, infrastructure developers, and construction materials producers. Granite also owns one of the largest contractor owned heavy construction equipment fleets in the U.S. With almost five decades of experience in New York, GCN combines local experience and expertise with the unlimited capacity and capabilities of Granite. The company, in providing a full array of civil and management capabilities, has built a reputation as an industry expert that is committed to quality, value, safety, and performance. Granite's teams have built many of the nation's largest, most complex bridge, road, highway, marine, rail, airport, mass transit projects, and it is a leading provider of turnkey D-B projects, successfully delivering more than $10 billion in D-B projects during the past two decades. Visit Granite

Traylor Bros., Inc. (TBI) is a family-owned corporation, founded in 1946, that provides single-source, comprehensive, cutting-edge construction and D-B services to public works agencies across the nation. TBI has a staff of more than 500 engineers, managers, and craftsmen who have proven success managing and executing large-scale heavy civil construction projects. TBI has completed more than 135 complex bridge projects, including world-record cable-stayed structures and segmental bridges. Its structural services include substructures/ foundations, superstructures, seismic retrofit, and precast bridge element. TBI's ability to manufacture prestressed concrete structural elements in its precast yards provides a distinct competitive and technical advantage. In 2011, Engineering News Record ranked TBI 24th among domestic heavy civil contractors and 90th of the top 400 contractors. Visit Traylor

Lead Designer

HDR is a global employee-owned firm, headquartered in the United States, providing architecture, engineering, consulting, construction and related services through our various operating companies. Our more than 7,800 professionals are committed to helping clients manage complex projects and make sound decisions. HDR's operating philosophy is to be an expertise-driven firm that delivers tailored solutions through a strong local presence and a robust system for work-sharing that leverages local understanding, backed by a national network of technical experts. Our strength lies in having local staff on the ground efficiently supported by companywide resources and expertise to meet and exceed our client's expectations. Visit HDR

Design Subcontractors

Buckland & Taylor Inc. provides specialized bridge engineering services to clients worldwide from its head office in North Vancouver, BC, Canada, its office in Edmonton, AB, Canada and from its US office in Seattle, Washington, USA.

URS has been ranked #1 in Bridges by Engineering News-Record for the past eight consecutive years. The firm has a particular experience in the design of long span bridges, particularly foundation work, dating from Woodward/Clyde, a legacy firm. Recent projects include such well-known structures as the Woodrow Wilson Bridge over the Potomac River from Alexandria, VA to Prince George County, MD; the Driscoll Bridge carrying the Garden State Parkway over the Raritan River; and the Tappan Zee Bridge, on which the firm has provided design of the ship collision protection system.

Wilkinson Eyre Architects, widely regarded as one of the UK's leading architectural firms, is well established as an international design consultancy. The practice has built a strong reputation for both process and product, based on the successful delivery of innovative and exciting projects across a number of industry sectors. These have been consistently recognized with the highest industry and civil plaudits – the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, for example, won the UK's RIBA Stirling Prize in 2002 and Germany's Balthasar-Neumann-Preis in 2004. The practice has a diverse portfolio but has emerged as a leader in various sectors including bridge and infrastructure design. Wilkinson Eyre operates a dedicated bridge team, which is responsible for a large array of high profile projects worldwide in collaboration with a variety of leading international consultants. The practice has been involved with the aesthetic and technical resolution of a vast range of bridge types, from small internal footbridges to long span highway structures. They also include static and opening bridges for road, rail, pedestrian, cycle, and equestrian use in a variety of combinations, contexts, and situations.

Engineered Explosive Services (EXS) is the result of over 20 years of experience in the use of explosives and more than 500 successfully completed projects. Engineered Explosive Services offers complete drilling and blasting services and engineering support for blast plan preparation, public agency review, and environmental planning. EXS is active throughout the south which provides services of drilling and blasting to facilitate the following types of construction or demolition projects:

GZA GeoEnvironmental of New York is a subsidiary company of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA) for work in New York State in compliance with New York professional practice laws. GZA is a multidisciplinary consulting firm offering geotechnical, environmental, and remediation services, as well as regulatory compliance, and hazardous materials and solid waste management. For more than 45 years, the New York City office of GZA has been providing a mix of geotechnical and environmental services. GZA has successfully executed numerous projects for the MTA, including NYCT, MNRR, and LIRR associated with tunnel, at- and below-grade, and elevated segments involving various technical, complex environmental and geotechnical issues that these agencies have had to address.

Domingo Gonzalez Associates brings to Architectural Lighting Design not only a dynamic creative vision but also a philosophy that allows its clients a clear window into the design process. It operates with a consensus building approach, offering clients thorough analysis, extensive design options and solutions both cost-effective and compliant with the industry's complex regulations. Over the years the firm has fostered ongoing, productive relationships with numerous clients and has compiled a portfolio of projects of respectable size and scope.

M.J. Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C. (MJ) is a multi-disciplined engineering and land surveying consulting firm with comprehensive consultant design experience. MJ has provided highway design, bridge design, bridge inspection, construction inspection and surveying services to NYSTA and NYSDOT for more than 32 years.

Hudson Valley Engineering Associates, P.C. provides professional consulting services in planning, design, and construction management and inspection of infrastructure and facilities projects. It supports both public and private sector clients, and is widely recognized for its ability to produce creative solutions and solve problems within the confines of economic constraints. One of our major design assignment roles as a subconsultant was the Interstate 87 (NYS Thruway) Exit 6 Reconstruction Project in Schenectady, New York. The $40M project included the construction of two new curved girder bridges to carry a new single point urban interchange over the NYS Thruway mainline.

Quality Control/Assurance

Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI) has been providing professional engineering services since 1966, which has been the impetus behind our success. In general, we can complete any project based upon the talent of our staff and our history of working on many similar type projects. Currently, over 55% of GPI's workload is related to construction engineering, inspection and quality control, and has long been a major part of our company. GPI encompasses all of the expertise and skill necessary for the successful completion of this project. Visit GPI

The LiRo Group has offices in the Northeast and West Coast, and provides construction management, engineering, environmental, architectural, and program management solutions. These broad capabilities, and our expertise in transportation, infrastructure, and public building projects, have led to our involvement with some of New York's iconic projects and landmarks. These include:

LiRo is ranked No. 27 among the nation's top CM-for-Fee firms (ENR) and No. 25 among the nation's top contractors (New York Construction News). Visit Liro Group

Public Relations

Stokes Creative Group, Inc. (SCG), a certified DBE in the State of New York, is a Public Involvement firm as well as a full-service multimedia company.  SCG has extensive experience in public involvement services as well as having created videos, photographs, renderings and visualizations, websites, and other technical media for many major construction projects. Visit Stokes Creative Group

Behan Planning and Design, located in New City, NY, is a nationally recognized, award-winning land use, community planning and design firm.  Behan is comprised of a team of professionals committed to providing a unique, creative, and personalized approach towards community planning and design projects. Visit Behan Planning and Design

DBE Coordination

McKissack & McKissack is the oldest women/minority-owned professional design and construction firm in the United States. McKissack's Community, Diversity and Outreach Consulting Services will provide the team with more than 100 years of organizational experience to assist them in achieving their goals. Visit McKissack & McKissack