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Barnard Project Wins Two ENR California Awards


The Oroville Dam Transmission Line Permanent Reroute Project won ENR California's Best Project award in the Energy/Industrial category for Northern California, as well as the Excellence in Safety: Best Project award. 

Read the ENR California Announcement 


Oroville Dam's Eagle Nest Removal Featured in Building Montana


The Montana Contractors' Association’s publication Building Montana featured Barnard’s September 2017 removal of a 1,000-lb. eagle nest from Oroville, California.  

Read the Building Montana Article 

Press Coverage


Update from Keeyask Generating Station Project


Check out the attached link to a video produced by Manitoba Hydro of the Keeyask Generating Station Project. This follows the construction activities at the project site as of July 2018.

Watch the Keeyask Generating Station Video


Tour at Lake Mead Intake No. 3 L3PS Project Featured in Las Vegas Review-Journal


The Las Vegas Review-Journal featured a tour that Barnard hosted at Lake Mead on April 14 for Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) employees and elected officials.

Read the Las Vegas Review-Journal Article


PG&E L-402 Program Featured in Utility Contractor Magazine


Utility Contractor magazine featured the L-402 Hydrotest Program Barnard Pipeline completed for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). The Program was named the Top Oil and Gas Pipeline Job in NUCA's annual Top Jobs competition.

Read the Utility Contractor Article

Recent Awards


2018 and 2017 Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Award

Barnard took top honors in the Utility Infrastructure category at the AGC's annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) for two consecutive years. The CSEA is the industry's elite safety excellence awards program that recognizes companies that have developed and implemented premier safety and loss prevention programs.


2018 Construction Risk Partners Build America: Utility Infrastructure Renovation

Barnard's Chilhowee Dam North Embankment Remediation Project was selected by a jury of peers in the Utility Infrastructure Renovation category.


2018, 2016, 2015, 2014 U.S. Society on Dams: Excellence in the Constructed Project

The Chilhowee Dam North Embankment Remediation Project earned the USSD's top award for completed work in 2018Barnard also earned this award for dam foundation preparatory work, dam removal, and hydroelectric redevelopment projects in 2016, 2015, and 2014, respectively.


2018 ENR Regional Best Project and Excellence in Safety

The Oroville Dam Transmission Line Permanent Reroute Project we constructed for the California Department of Water Resources earned Best Project, Northern California in ENR California’s Energy/Industrial category. The project also received ENR California's Excellence in Safety: Best Project award.


2018 Governor's Safety Achievement Awards

The Montana Department of Labor & Industry selected Barnard as the winner of this award in the Large Employer category, and Barnard's Corporate Safety Director as the winner in the Individudal category. This award recognizes Montana employers and individuals dedicated to promoting safety in the workplace and complying with the Montana Safety Culture Act. 


2016 Alliant Build America Grand Award and Best in Federal and Heavy Renovation

Barnard's Blue Lake Expansion Project took top industry honors in 2016 as well as best in its category, also receiving a Merit Award in Partnering Excellence.


2016 Alliant Build America: Utility Infrastructure Renovation

Barnard's Gilboa Dam Reconstruction Project, constructed in a joint venture with D.A. Collins Construction, earned best project in the Utility Infrastructure Renovation category.


2016, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2001 Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Awards

Barnard shares 2016 honors with Blue Lake Expansion Project stakeholders in receiving a Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence Merit Award. Barnard is also a four-time recipient of the national AGC Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Award.


2017, 2016, and 2015 NUCA William H. Feather Safety Award

The National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) named Barnard overall winner in 2017 and 2015, with an honorable mention in 2016, for safe work practices in the 500,001 – 1,000,000 man-hour category.


2015 PG&E Supplier of the Year and Gas Supplier of the Year

Currently a member of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E's) Gas Transmission Construction Alliance, Barnard was selected from among more than 4,000 PG&E suppliers for this Supplier of the Year honor, also receiving PG&E's Gas Supplier of the Year Award.

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