Fort Myer Construction, a leading road construction company in the Metro DC area, hosted 18 Eurasian road construction delegates participating in a US Department of Commerce training program on March 18. Honored as the 2013 DC Business of the Year by the DC Chamber of Commerce, this local company provided the international group expertise in industry trends, construction equipment, quality control, and other road construction topics.
The purpose of the Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) Road Construction program is to build partnerships and provide technical assistance by training Eurasian business leaders in U.S. business practices, according to the US Department of Commerce. A program organizer from the Department of Commerce said Fort Myer Construction was hand-selected for this opportunity because they came as a highly-recommended contractor recognized for their company size and scope of work in and around the nation’s capital.
Traveling with simultaneous interpreters, the visiting executives experienced a presentation from key members of the Fort Myer team. Fort Myer invited their design partner on this project, T.Y. Lin, to contribute additional industry advances in procurement, design, and technology. Two site tours followed, including a detailed look at a significant gateway to DC: their recently-delivered and award-winning New York Avenue Bridge design-build project.
The delegates, chosen by the US Department of Commerce from countries like Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and others, are industry professionals seeking information on trends, innovations, and best practices from road construction specialists like Fort Myer Construction. Fort Myer has been a formidable participant in local development and construction for over 40 years and was honored to host this delegation and share the cornerstones of their success on an international level.