Several Merit Awards were granted to firms who entered ACEC California’s Engineering Excellence Awards.
A Merit Award was presented to AECOM Technology Corporation for its participation in the design and implementation of the Terminal Area Improvement Program on behalf of Granite Construction and Fentress Architects for the Mineta San José International Airport.
AECOM acted as the lead Roadway Design Engineer for Granite Construction and as the Civil Engineer for Fentress Architects on the terminals as part of a design-build team. The Terminal Area Improvement Program is the largest public works project in the City of San José’s history and the first project the City has undertaken using the design-build delivery method. It is also currently the largest design-build airport project in the United States. AECOM’s roadway improvements are saving travel time, lowering emissions, and improving air quality. The team’s commitment to sustainable design resulted in one of the largest airport solar power installations in the U.S., and the first LEED Silver certified new passenger terminal west of the Mississippi River. AECOM and its design-build partnersdelivered this project three months ahead of schedule and $60 million underbudget.