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Insituform Honored by American Public Works Association’s Illinois Chapter for Role in 2021 Project of the Year

July 12, 2021 (ST. LOUIS) – Insituform Technologies announced today that its team in Illinois was awarded for its part in delivering the American Public Works Association (APWA) Illinois Chapter’s 2021 Public Works Project of the Year (Environment, under $5 million category). Insituform proudly served as contractor on the project, which involved the replacement and rehabilitation of the Cook Street Sewer District system in Springfield, Illinois. Hansen Professional Services facilitated engineering and the City of Springfield served as the project’s managing agency.

Springfield’s Office of Public Works identified the Cook Street Sewer District and its aging sewer system, would require a phased approach to make needed upgrades. The system collects stormwater and wastewater from some of Springfield’s oldest neighborhoods, and four major thoroughfares serve commercial and residential properties in the area. Hansen provided Phase 1 and 2 services for the project, which extended from Cook Street to Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive then to South Grand Avenue and to 11th Street. Phase 1 involved traditional open-cut construction, including the replacement of more than 3,400 linear feet of 24-inch-diameter sewer mains, 11 manholes, nearly 600 linear feet of storm pipe, 12 storm structures, and nearly 700 linear feet of sewer laterals. The combined system was accessible under city streets, but the location of other utilities beneath the roadways proved to be a challenge during construction. In Phase 2, the aging system was improved with trenchless technology methods employed by Insituform for nearly all 15,000 linear feet of sewer main, as well as rehabilitation of manholes with grout, cementitious lining, and epoxy coating.

Ken Quillen, Vice President & Area Manager – Midwest Region, Insituform, said, “The project progressed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to our team’s ability to adapt to challenges while addressing the city’s current and future needs. The project crew, led by Shane Levins, is called up on time and time again for time-sensitive, complex jobs because they ensure that even the toughest projects are completed effectively and efficiently. Though based in St. Louis, this crew has executed projects across the Midwest and always accepts the tasks given to them with the understanding that it helps the Midwest and Insituform. Each team member is dedicated to achieving the Midwest goals and adhering to Aegion’s core values. Their ‘can do’ attitude and approach are what sets them apart from their peers.

“As with all Midwest crews, they are mindful of their representation of Aegion in the marketplace and do all they can to make us all look good. Their thoughtful, goal-oriented approach and execution on the Springfield, Illinois, project are the rule, not the exception. It’s the same way they tackle every project on which they work, and it’s a mindset adopted by many other crews in the Midwest that makes me enormously proud and thankful to oversee the region.

“Insituform was honored to be a part of this challenging, collaborative project that helped renew critical infrastructure. We are grateful to AWWA and its Illinois chapter for this award and for the many ways in which they elevate the great work undertaken across our industry.”

The APWA Public Works Project of the Year Award was established to promote excellence in the management, administration, and implementation of public works projects by recognizing the alliance between the managing agency, the consultant/architect/engineer, and the contractor working together to complete projects.

For more information about Insituform, a subsidiary of Aegion Corporation, and its industry-leading service and solutions, visit Insituform.com.

About Aegion Corporation
Aegion combines innovative technologies with market-leading expertise to maintain, rehabilitate, and strengthen infrastructure around the world. Since 1971, the Company has played a pioneering role in finding transformational solutions to rehabilitate aging infrastructure, primarily pipelines in the wastewater, water, energy, mining, and refining industries. Aegion also maintains the efficient operation of refineries and other industrial facilities. Aegion is committed to Stronger. Safer. Infrastructure.®

More information about Aegion can be found at www.aegion.com.

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For more information, contact:
Beth Kerley
Senior Director, Corporate Communications