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2018 Silver Medal Award

Ryan, Burnham, Blalock, Carson, Rodriguez

Ryan, Burnham, Blalock, Carson, Rodriguez


Awarded for leadership. The group is recognized for cross-organizational leadership of NIST's first design-build project in a new state-of-the-art facility for the Communications Technology Laboratory. The team expertly united construction, administrative, and scientific experts identifying facility requirements while creatively using resources to meet mission needs. The team flawlessly executed the project with painstaking attention to detail, resulting in a fully functional mission-oriented research facility approximately 1.5 years faster, and 39 percent savings over the traditional design-bid-build methodology.  


Brian R. Burnham

Construction Representative
Office of Facilities and Property Management

Ruben A. Rodriguez

Electrical Engineer
Office of Facilities and Property Management

Roger A. Blalock

Electronics Engineer
Communications Technology Laboratory

Christine A. Carson

Administrative Office Assistant
Communications Technology Laboratory

Ellen L. Ryan

Computer Engineer
Communications Technology Laboratory