The Miss Utility MD/DC Damage Prevention Committee holds the annual Dig Smart Awards as part of its quest to promote underground utility safety and recognize contractors who steadily work toward damage prevention. This year the committee reviewed entries from some of the safest contractors in Maryland and Washington, D.C., making it a challenge to pick a winner.

The 2015-2016 Dig Smart Award winner for Washington, DC is Anchor Construction Corporation, Inc.

Anchor was chosen from a group of excellent nominations from contractors across Maryland and the District of Columbia. Anchor was selected as the Dig Smart recipient after a select panel of industry experts reviewed each Nominated Company’s damage prevention practices.  Anchor was also the recipient of the Dig Smart Award for Washington, D.C., in 2014-2015 and in 2011-2012.

Nominated companies must go above and beyond to ensure damages to our utility infrastructure are prevented. They are evaluated based on their damage prevention procedures, employee training programs, enforcement of damage prevention laws, and participation in public/government forums, damage prevention meetings, conferences, and trade organizations.

Anchor Construction Corporation, a DC based CBE, is recognized as a leading heavy civil-highway infrastructure construction contractor with ongoing projects throughout the Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Northern Virginia areas. Companies that have partnered with Anchor have experienced results driven by innovation, cost efficiencies, and quality construction, for over 30 years. Anchor's team of dedicated professionals has an unwavering commitment to: integrity, safety and quality. Anchor is ‘grounded in excellence.’