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Transportation, Building and Construction Awards

DATE: Monday, October 05, 2020  |  Time: 11:30 AM
ADDRESS: Register for Zoom Meeting ID, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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The volunteers and guests who make up our Transportation, Building and Construction (TB&C) Awards  community are coming together in new, innovative ways to support moms and babies this year.
Data show that the U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations in the world for childbirth. Over 700 women die each year from pregnancy-related causes, and the CDC reports that 60 percent are preventable. The preterm birth rate is on the rise. Two babies die every hour in the United States. By joining our TB&C community you are making a big difference. 
Your support of March of Dimes helps fund:
  • Free virtual NICU support program for families
  • Virtual prenatal programs for moms-to-be
  • COVID-19 interventions and support for moms and babies
  • Programs that promote health equity for moms and babies and directly combat racial disparities in maternal and child health
  • Educational programs, including live Facebook panel discussions, to get info into the hands of moms and families
  • Necessary supplies for expectant mothers including blood pressure cuffs and masks and so much more!
Learn more about how we are coming together in new and exciting ways in 2020.  We will update this page as we finalize our plans.  We hope you reach out directly! Contact Barbara Roth at [email protected] or 412-506-8611 for more information.


Join us on Monday, October 5, 2020 for the 10th Annual Pittsburgh Transportation, Building & Construction Awards VIRTUAL event. Please contact Barbara Roth for more details at 412-506-8611 or [email protected] .

2020 Award Winners

March of Dimes Transportation, Building and Construction Awards honor the leaders and projects from both the public and private sectors of the transportation, building and construction industries

Rich Fitzgerald, County Executive, Allegheny County

2020 Industry Leader of The Year

Bobby “Mac” McAuliffe, Director, United Steelworkers District 10

2020 Labor Leader of the Year

Mill 19 at Hazelwood Green

2020 Building Project of the Year

Mon Wharf Pedestrian Bridge

2020 Transportation Project of the Year


Thanks to Bob Hurley from GAI Consultants who is the chair for the 2020 Pittsburgh Transportation, Building & Construction Awards Virtual Event and his Executive Leadership Team, we are honored to present this year's event. After months of hard work, these volunteers have taken the event to new heights. The March of Dimes and the families we support are grateful for the generosity and effort of the team that made this event possible.


Through partnerships with companies, organizations and individuals, the March of Dimes is able to create unique moments for your clients, vendors and leadership teams. They participate in an exclusive event while supporting a critical cause. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels for our event, providing you with brand recognition and exclusive opportunity within the event. We look forward to working with you to discuss your partnership with the March of Dimes. Please contact Barbara Roth at (412) 506-8611 or [email protected] for more information.


Michael and Alyson Joyce are truly honored to serve as the 2020 Ambassador Family. Like many parents, they had no idea how much March of Dimes helps babies to thrive until they experienced it first-hand.

When the decision was made for Alyson and Michael that their triplets were going to be born at 31 weeks and 2 days there were many emotions. No parent likes to hear all the ways their child is unprepared to enter the world, but they trusted their team of doctors were making the right decision. Alyson had been diagnosed with pre-eclampsia and after three days in the hospital her blood pressure continued to rise to unsafe levels. Prior to her delivery and then also afterward, Alyson had been heavily medicated to protect both the babies and herself. Owen and Amelia were each born weighing 3 lbs. 12 oz., and Ava weighed 3 lbs. 5 oz.

Preeclampsia is a serious health condition for pregnant women around the world.  It affects 2 to 8% of pregnancies worldwide (2 to 8 in 100).  In the United States, it’s the cause of 15% (about 3 in 20) of premature births. 

Like Owen, Amelia and Ava, about 380,000 babies are born too soon in the United States each year. Preterm birth is the leading cause of newborn death, and babies who survive an early birth may face long-term health challenges, including breathing problems, cerebral palsy, and intellectual disabilities. Even babies born just a few weeks early have higher rates of hospitalization and illness than full-term infants.

Premature babies require specialized care to help them thrive. March of Dimes funded the research on surfactant therapy and nitric oxide, two applications that help underdeveloped lungs of preterm babies just like the Joyce’s to breathe easier. Since the development of these two therapies, two-thirds of the babies who would have died from respiratory distress syndrome now survive their early birth.  Michael and Alyson know the significant role that March of Dimes research played in helping their children grow and thrive.