SCDOT and FHWA Win 2015 ACRA Award
Nov 12, 2015
This summer, Brockington and Associates and New South Associates nominated the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and the Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) for a 2015 American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA) Award in the Industry-Public Sector category. This award honors public sector clients of ACRA member firms who have demonstrated accomplishments and commitments above and beyond those required to meet laws and regulations pertaining to cultural resources management.
In August, Brockington was notified by the ACRA Awards Committee that SCDOT and FHWA had won the award. In October, Ralph Bailey, our Charleston Branch Chief, and Josh Fletcher, a Senior Archaeologist at our Charleston office, as well as Natalie Adams Pope of New South Associates, attended the 2015 ACRA Conference in Denver, where Natalie and Josh accepted the award on behalf of SCDOT and FHWA. Duane Peter, President of ACRA, read Chad Long’s (SCDOT) acceptance speech:
“On behalf of SCDOT and FHWA, I would like to thank the ACRA Awards Committee for recognizing the efforts our agencies have made over the past decade to advance the management and protection of cultural resources in the state of South Carolina. Our commitment to cultural resource management remains strong as we enter an era of system preservation and look for creative ways to maintain and fund our transportation infrastructure. Improving CRM practice will play an important role in how we navigate the transportation funding crisis that we now face. We will continually look to the cultural resource management industry for new ideas and innovations that will help us efficiently deliver transportation projects that balance the impacts of our projects with preservation concerns. Thank you again for the recognition and the award….cheers!”
Brockington plans to present the award plaque to the SCDOT in the near future, possibly at their year-end awards ceremony at their Columbia headquarters.