ACEC Colorado Announces 2018 Engineering Excellence Award Winners

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DENVERThe American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC Colorado) announced the winners of its 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) at yesterday’s celebration luncheon held at the Denver Marriott City Center in Downtown Denver.

The Grand Conceptor Award, presented for the overall best engineering project, was awarded to AECOM for the Innovative Long-Term Biological Treatment Facility for Petroleum-Contaminated Soil project. Merrick & Company was recognized with an Excellence Award for their Nuclear Reactor Vessel Water Jet Peening Tool Deployment Bridge & Pump Equipment project.

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The following firms received Honor Awards for their projects, including AECOM for the Colorado Hazard Mapping Program (CHAMP) – Post Flood Risk Analysis project; Farnsworth Group, Inc. for the Pipeline Triad Relocation project; Felsburg Holt & Ullevig for the I-70 Vail Underpass project; and The RMH Group for the Red Rocks Community College Student Recreation Center project.

Additional awards presented at the EEA Luncheon included Merit Awards for the following firms and their associated projects – Felsburg Holt & Ullevig for the Town of Windsor Railroad Quiet Zone project; Huitt-Zollars, Inc for the Newton Court Family Housing Pedestrian Bridge Upgrade project; KL&A Inc. Structural Engineers and Builders for the Viceroy Palm Jumeriah Dubai Sculpture project; and MDP Engineering Group for the Union Tower West project. Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers also received a Merit Award along with the Outstanding Project Board award for the Auraria Higher Education Center Tivoli Quadrangle project.

The ACEC Colorado EEA program annually recognizes consulting engineering firms for projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement and value. For 50 years, Colorado firms have entered their most innovative projects and studies into this competition. The ACEC Colorado EEA program generally follows entry guidelines established for the ACEC National EEA program.

ACEC Colorado will display the project boards from the EEA Luncheon at the State Capitol February 18, 2018 – February 24, 2018 in honor of National Engineers Week. The winning projects also received commemorative videos that will be available on ACEC Colorado’s YouTube Channel to further promote the innovative work of its member engineering firms.

Image: Nancy Clanton (L), President of ACEC Colorado, presented the General Palmer Award to Jill Tietjen (R)

Images courtesy of The Unfound Door.

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