The Wellness Award notes Sigma’s leadership to address issues of health and well-being for the city, individuals, businesses and organizations. This includes taking steps to work towards peace through community and peace-building efforts, health and wellness initiatives for employees or communities, and providing philanthropic support to organizations working towards wellness. Sigma’s involvement in the planning, design and construction management of the Hank Aaron State Trail, as well as the continued leadership with the trail’s Friends group was significant consideration for community wellness. Sigma Senior Engineer Bob Peschel accepted the award at Escuela Verde’s First Annual Business Awards Banquet.
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Christopher Carr, Sigma Civil Group Leader, attended the presentation at MMSD along with Michael Cockroft, and Jim Wasley, UW-Milwaukee Professor of Architecture.
Sigma acted as the design manager representing Wangard and the City of Milwaukee leading a team of architects, engineers, scientists and contractors to create the cutting edge sustainable water feature.
“This project is a great example of integrating innovative stormwater practices in a sustainable manner,” Carr said.
The diverse group of Sigma projects in the award listing are:
- 833 East Michigan, Milwaukee: Civil engineering, environmental consulting and surveying for 17-story office and retail building.
- Echelon Apartments at Innovation Campus, Wauwatosa: Pre-construction loan due diligence and payment application review for apartment construction.
- Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, Milwaukee: Environmental and civil consulting, as well as pre-construction loan due diligence for nine-story hotel.
- Milwaukee Intermodal Station renovations, Milwaukee: Asbestos inspection, abatement planning and air monitoring for building renovation.
- Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin, Pewaukee: Civil engineering, design planning and surveying for medical office building and surgery center.
- Shorewood Metro Market / Mosaic on Oakland, Shorewood: Environmental consulting and pre-construction loan due diligence for retail and apartments.
Congratulations Kevin! Thank you for your hard work!
Associate of the Year to Joshua Neudorfer of The Sigma Group, Inc..
NAIOP Wisconsin is grateful for the efforts of all of its members and looks forward to another busy and productive year in 2014!
The Phoenix Awards Institute, Inc. recognizes the men and women who use innovative solutions with revitalization projects that transform blighted sites into new significant community assets. The Phoenix Awards showcase these winning techniques and publicize these premier redevelopment projects as models for other communities around the world.
These awards were established in 1997 and are awarded annually. In 2000, the award program became part of the National Brownfields Conference sponsored by U.S. EPA, ICMA and many other partners and sponsors. A call for nominations begins January 1st and closes June 30th each year. Winners are selected on an annual basis.
Sigma and Harley-Davidson Motor Company were recognized for their work in conjunction with the demolition of Harley-Davidson’s Museum site, including preparatory measures to implement efficiencies, challenges encountered, and realized energy and material savings.
The award recognizes innovative achievements in environmental performance for companies, organizations and businesses in Wisconsin, and is based on a variety of criteria. The award program is open to all state industries, institutions, businesses and government entities sponsoring or operating environmental performance programs of outstanding quality in Wisconsin.
This prestigious award, presented since 1912, recognizes Mr. Meer’s contribution to engineering science by coauthoring the paper “Hydraulic Conductivity of Geosynthetic Clay Liners Exhumed from landfill Final Covers,” published in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, May 2007. Mr. Meer will accept the award, which consists of a certificate and medal, during ASCE’s Annual Business Meeting on November 8, 2008, in Pittsburgh, PA.
The award recognizes achievements in pervious concrete pavement applications, and was awarded to Sigma for design of the pervious concrete pavement system used to provide storm water management for the Rawson Commons development. The use of the pervious concrete pavement system eliminated the need for a conventional surface detention basin. The system was designed and is functioning as a zero storm water discharge system.
Sigma has been assisting the City of Sheboygan on this project since mid-2001, when we began evaluating environmental risks on behalf of the City before their acquisition of the 40 acre +/- lakefront property and assisting the City in negotiating the environmental agreement with the former owner. As a result of Sigma’s early assessments of existing data and reports, we were able to negotiate with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources a reduced remedial action approach – while still protective of potential receptors – at a significant cost savings over the originally approved remedial action plan.
Since 2001, Sigma has designed and implemented strategies for the on-site reuse of impacted soils, remedial soil excavation and disposal efforts, construction of engineered barriers, and post-remediation groundwater monitoring. The WDNR’s Voluntary Party Liability Exemption (VPLE) committee recently agreed that no additional groundwater monitoring is necessary at the site, and final case closure will be secured in the near future.
Wisconsin Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Leadership Award
Presented by: SE2
- Wisconsin Business “Friend of the Environment” Award
Presented by: Wisconsin Environmental Working Group affiliated with Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce in recognition of innovative environmental stewardship efforts.
- MANDI (Milwaukee Award for Neighborhood Development Innovation) State Farm Insurance Building Blocks Award—Private Sector
Presented by: Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC) for improving the social and cultural life of the community and for promoting ancillary development.
Certificate of Special Recognition from United States Senator Russ Feingold on Relocation to the Menomonee Valley
- Wisconsin Builders Association Top Projects Award—The Sigma Group, Inc. Headquarters
Presented by: The Daily Reporter and Wisconsin Builder
- Mayor’s Urban Design Awards
Presented by: The City of Milwaukee
- Business Humanitarian Award
Presented by: Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee