Peter Sluszka, principal associate and technical vice president in Louis Berger’s long-span bridge division, Ammann & Whitney, was awarded the Louis Berger 2017 Global Values Grand Award for Quality. Sluszka was recognized for technical excellence and industry leadership for introducing to the U.S. cable dehumidification techniques proven effective in Japan and Europe.

Over the past decade, Sluszka and his colleagues in the long-span bridge division have worked with U.S. clients to introduce an innovative system to inhibit corrosion by piping dry air into suspension cables through injection sleeves.

For the Maryland Transportation Authority, Sluszka and team designed a system for rewrapping and dehumidification of the main cables and anchorages of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, the first project of its kind in North America. Completed in 2015, on time and within budget, the award-winning project has received extensive local and international recognition.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is including a cable dehumidification system as a defense against corrosion in a project to replace the suspender ropes and rehabilitate the main cables and cable strands of the famed George Washington Bridge.

Sluszka was recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as one of the Top 25 News Makers of 2016.