Engineering Excellence Awards
ACEC California’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition recognizes private sector engineering and land surveying design projects that standout based on quality; complexity; innovation and client satisfaction.
EEA entries are accepted into one of 12 project categories: studies, research, and consulting engineering services; building/technology systems; structural systems; surveying and mapping technology; environmental; waste and storm water; water resources; transportation; special projects; small projects; energy; and industrial and manufacturing processes and facilities.
A distinguished panel of approximately seven judges representing the public sector assembles to critique and rank the submissions for engineering excellence. The highest ranking projects will receive a Merit, Honor or the highest accolade, the Golden State Award. All projects that receive Honor Awards and the Golden State Award are eligible to compete in ACEC’s national EEA competition.
All ACEC California EEA winners are recognized at the annual Engineering Excellence Awards dinner, held in February at the Hyatt Regency, Sacramento. In addition, authorization permitting, the winning projects will have their photographic panels displayed at the State Capitol, outside the Governor’s office for two weeks in the month of February.
Projects that move on to compete in the ACEC national EEA competition may receive additional promotion through their program.
GENERAL ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARDS PROGRAM TIMELINE
June Intent to Enter forms are mailed to all ACEC California members
July Intent to Enter forms are due to ACEC California office
July Official Entry Forms are mailed to members
Sept Official Entry Forms and project notebook are due to ACEC California office
Oct/Nov Judging and applicants notified of results
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Burns & McDonnell Awarded the Golden State Award
in 2013 Engineering Excellence Awards
Congratulations to Burns & McDonnell for receiving the Golden State Award for the Sunrise Powerlink Project! Burns & McDonnell was contracted by San Diego Gas & Electric Company as the prime consultant to design and oversee construction on this innovative, 117-mile electric transmission line project that will link 1,000 megawatts of renewable energy resources from Imperial County to San Diego County through challenging and sensitive terrain. The project was completed in 18 months and was energized On June 17, 2012, just in time to bolster the Southern California power grid during a summer of reduced resources.
ACEC California Announces the Winners of the 2013 Engineering Excellence Awards
ACEC California Engineering Excellence Awards
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – December 5, 2012 – Today the American Council of Engineering Companies of California (ACEC California) unveiled the 2013 recipients of its prestigious Engineering Excellence Awards. In all, nineteen California firms representing twenty projects, nineteen in the state and one in China, were recognized.
ACEC California’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition recognizes outstanding achievements in engineering and land surveying projects completed by California firms. Entries are accepted into one of 12 project categories: studies, research, and consulting engineering services; building/technology systems; structural systems; surveying and mapping technology; environmental; waste and storm water; water resources; transportation; special projects; small projects; energy; and industrial and manufacturing processes and facilities.
Winners are awarded a Merit, Honor or the highest accolade, the Golden State Award. All Honor Award winners are eligible to win the Golden State Award, to be announced at this year’s awards dinner February 19 in Sacramento. In addition, the winning project’s photographic panels will be on display at the State Capitol, outside the Governor’s office, from February 18-22.
Honor Award winners are also eligible for consideration at the national level for the American Council of Engineering Companies’ highest award, the Grand Conceptor Award, to be unveiled in Washington, DC next April.
o M-E Engineers of Culver City for its work on Palomar Medical Center West in Escondido
o T.Y. Lin International, San Diego, for Rose Creek Bikeway and Pedestrian Bridge in San Diego
o T.Y. Lin International, San Francisco, for Taijiang Bridge in Sanmin, Fujian Province, China
o Penfield Smith Engineers for the Tepusquet Boundary Survey in Santa Maria, Calif.
o SHN Consulting Engineers & Geologists, Inc. for the Remediation of Tuluwat Village: Phase 1, Indian Island, Humboldt Bay
o URS Corporation for the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion in Brentwood, Calif.
o Mark Thomas & Company, Inc. for the Isabel Avenue (SR 84)/I-580 Interchange in Livermore, Calif.
o Walter P. Moore for the Atrium Operable Roof at the California Academy of Sciences at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Calif.
o Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co., Inc. for the Sunrise Powerlink project in San Diego
o Degenkolb Engineers for its research on Environmental and Financial Impact Seismic Analysis (EnvISA)
o RRM Design Group for Pinnacles National Monument - West Side Entrance in Paicines, Calif.
o CDM Smith for City of Stockton Delta Water Supply in Stockton, Calif.
o CH2M HILL Engineers for Advanced Water Purification Facility in Oxnard, Calif.
o Mead & Hunt for St. Helena Comprehensive Flood Protection in St. Helena, Calif.
o AECOM Technology for Hageman Road/BNSF Railroad Grade Separation in Bakersfield, Calif.
o HDR Engineering Inc. for Magnolia Avenue Grade Separation in Riverside, Calif.
o Leighton Consulting, Inc. for its work on the Bay Model Visitor’s Center in Sausalito, Calif.
o RBF Consulting, a Michael Baker Company, for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) La Jolla Laboratory Consolidation Replacement in La Jolla, Calif.
In addition, special Merit Awards are granted for projects completed by two small firms; Nasland Engineering of San Diego and Auerbach Engineering of Tahoe City, Calif.
Nasland is recognized for its civil engineering consulting services on the Charles David Keeling Apartments at UC San Diego in La Jolla, the first LEED Platinum student housing in the University of California system. Auerbach is recognized for its consulting and civil engineering services on the Tahoe City Lakeside Trail, a multipurpose trail linking the commercial core of Tahoe City to the lake, the Truckee River and other points of interest.
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Congratulations to all the award winners. To download the press release, CLICK HERE.
For more information, please contact Stephanie Horgan or Monica Laplander in the ACEC California office at (916) 441-7991.