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NYPA AWARDED FOR SUPERIOR CONCRETE WORK ON DAM FACE
May 29, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wilson resident Marek Kobialka, a construction engineer with the Niagara Power Project, recently received, on behalf of the New York Power Authority (NYPA), an award from the Western New York Chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI-WNY) for superior work practices related to the repair and restoration of the dam face of the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant (featured in the background). The Moses plant is the Niagara Project’s main generating facility.
NYPA and its partners, including Crane Hogan Structural Systems, BVR Construction, LaFarge North America and Applus RTD, were recognized for the quality of repair work over a 21,000-square-foot area of the dam face and the innovative practices for conducting the work in 2013 and early 2014. The Structural Concrete Repair Award was announced at the annual ACI-WNY banquet in Batavia on May 9.
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