The American Council of Engineering Companies of California (ACEC California) has 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.
Honor Awards are granted to the following firms:
M-E Engineers of Culver City for its work on Palomar Medical Center West in Escondido
T.Y. Lin International, San Diego, for Rose Creek Bikeway and Pedestrian Bridge in San Diego
T.Y. Lin International, San Francisco, for Taijiang Bridge in Sanmin, Fujian Province, China
Penfield Smith Engineers for the Tepusquet Boundary Survey in Santa Maria, Calif.
SHN Consulting Engineers & Geologists, Inc. for the Remediation of Tuluwat Village: Phase 1, Indian Island, Humboldt Bay.
URS Corporation for the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion in Brentwood, Calif.
Mark Thomas & Company, Inc. for the Isabel Avenue (SR 84)/I-580 Interchange in Livermore, Calif.
Walter P. Moore for the Atrium Operable Roof at the California Academy of Sciences at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Calif.
Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co., Inc. for the Sunrise Powerlink project in San Diego.
Merit Awards are given to:
Degenkolb Engineers for its research on Environmental and Financial Impact Seismic Analysis (EnvISA)
RRM Design Group for Pinnacles National Monument – West Side Entrance in Paicines, Calif.
CDM Smith for City of Stockton Delta Water Supply in Stockton, Calif.
CH2M HILL Engineers for Advanced Water Purification Facility in Oxnard, Calif.
Mead & Hunt for St. Helena Comprehensive Flood Protection in St. Helena, Calif.
AECOM Technology for Hageman Road/BNSF Railroad Grade Separation in Bakersfield, Calif.
HDR Engineering Inc. for Magnolia Avenue Grade Separation in Riverside, Calif.
Leighton Consulting, Inc. for its work on the Bay Model Visitor’s Center in Sausalito, Calif.
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.