Sealevel Construction Receives National Award for Flood Control Structure
Sealevel Construction of Thibodaux has earned a National Excellence in Construction award for their Falgout Canal Flood Control Structure in Dularge, La. The company will be recognized at the EIC awards program on Aug. 18 in Nashville, Tennessee.
President of Sealevel Construction Richard Roth said, “This award is a huge honor. We are extremely proud of our team’s accomplishment.”
The Falgout Canal Flood Control Structure is the last major floodgate to complete the southern portion of the Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection System, a 98-mile alignment comprised of levees, locks and floodgates designed by the US Army Corps of Engineers to protect South Louisiana from flooding.
Funded by Terrebonne Parish, Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District, and the State of Louisiana, this $35 million flood control structure provides approximately 1025 linear feet of flood protection for Terrebonne Parish. The floodgate, named in memory of Jimmy Dagate, was first utilized in July of 2019 in preparation of Hurricane Barry, and it prevented approximately seven feet of storm surge from devastating the Dularge community, according to the Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District.
The project’s scope of work included: wick drains, earthen levees, rip rap placement, sheet piles, pipe piles, an underwater landing truss and an automated barge gate.
The EIC awards program, hosted by Associated Builders and Contractors, is the construction industry’s leading competition that honors general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality construction projects. The winning projects, selected from entries across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcame, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost. The Eagle Award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer.
“The craftsmanship of Sealevel Construction and their hardworking employees continues to raise the bar when it comes to how we define excellence in construction,” said 2020 ABC National Chair Tim Keating, owner and president of R.C. Stevens Construction Co., Winter Garden, Florida. “It’s an honor to recognize these award winners for their respective commitments to build safely, on time and on budget, as well as contribute to the communities in which they work.”