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Fifth Runway Lands Hartsfield-Jackson Excellence Award
By Kikiy Weathers

When Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport began its ambitious construction of Runway 10-28, “the most important runway in America,” it was well prepared for the massive undertaking. For its exceptional performance, the Airport won the 2006 Primavera Excellence Award for Engineering & Construction in the Owner category on December 4, 2006.

As part of the Airport’s 15-year, $6.2 billion Capital Improvement Program (CIP), the fifth runway was completed in record time and significantly under budget—coming in eleven days early and millions less than originally estimated—thanks to standardized project management technology.

“Primavera is the benchmark software company for project planning and scheduling in the engineering and construction industry,” said Dwight Pullen, assistant director of the Airfield Planning & Development Bureau at Hartsfield-Jackson. “When asked to submit the accomplishments of Runway 10-28 for the 2006 Primavera Excellence Award, I was honored. Winning this award simply says that, as a team, we planned, we executed, we managed, we controlled, we delivered, and we closed with excellence,” said Pullen.

Efficient, effective and well executed – the world’s busiest airport is also the land of aviation excellence.

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