2015 Grand Award Winners - EnSafe Inc. and Amec Foster Wheeler

EnSafe Inc.

(National Corvette Museum Microgravity, Bowling Green, Ky - Surveying and Mapping Technology)

On February 12, 2014, eight classic Chevrolet Corvettes were swallowed by a sinkhole that opened up beneath the Skydome of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  EnSafe provided support in evaluating potential environmental and safety concerns at the Skydome during initial response activities, and subsequently designed and conducted a microgravity survey to evaluate the extent of the void and aid in identifying other potential karst features beneath the Skydome.  EnSafe participated in a team that entered the void and prepared a cave map, which revealed excellent correlation between the microgravity data and the actual cave dimensions.

Amec Foster Wheeler

(CSXT Railroad Tunnel Fire Emergency Response, Pikeville, Ky - Transportation)

CSX Transportation responded to a tunnel fire near Robinson Creek, Kentucky on the eve of April 26, 2014 focusing on safely restoring service to their customers. This task was wrought with technical, environmental and health and safety challenges, including firefighting, managing air quality, and reducing personal risks while working in a hazardous environment.  Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure was asked by CSX Transportation to respond to this emergency to help manage the incident, address environmental concerns, and lead a team to evaluate the tunnel and restore rail traffic.