ACEC California Announces Engineering Excellence Awards

Today the American Council of Engineering Companies of California (ACEC California) unveiled the 2017 recipients of its prestigious Engineering Excellence Awards. In all, 21 California firms representing 38 projects were named winners. 18 Honor Awards were granted to 12 firms and 20 Merit Awards were granted to 11 firms. An awards dinner, which is a fundraiser for the ACEC California Scholarship Foundation 501(c)3, will be held in San Francisco, February 2, 2017, and Honor Award winning projects will have photographic panels on display at the Capitol, outside of the Governor’s office, in early 2017.

“Engineering and land surveying firms excel at serving California communities through extraordinary and innovative design in order to solve real-world problems,” said Brad Diede, Executive Director of ACEC California. “This year’s award winners were no exception – from providing critical clean water infrastructure to more efficient transportation improvement projects and world-class facilities – ACEC members are moving California forward.”

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.

Walter P Moore Air Traffic Control Tower and Integrated Facilities Building at San Francisco International Airport

The winner of the Golden State award, signifying the best overall project, will be announced at the awards dinner in February. Honor Award winners also are eligible to enter the national level Engineering Excellence Awards competition. Last year’s Golden State Award, the Air Traffic Control Tower & Integrated Facility by Walter P Moore (pictured left), also garnered the top national honor, the ACEC 2016 Grand Conceptor Award. Photographs of award winning projects can be found here.

 Honor Awards were granted to the following firms:

  • AECOM of Orange, CA, in association with Henderson Engineering, Inc., Kansas City, MO, for its work on the Golden One Center, home arena of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Sacramento Kings, in Sacramento, CA.
  • Arcadis U.S., Inc. of Carlsbad, CA for its work on the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant in Carlsbad, CA.
  • Arcadis U.S., Inc. of Los Angeles, CA for its work on the Port of Long Beach, Middle Harbor Redevelopment Program, Phase 1 in Long Beach, CA.
  • Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc. of San Jose, CA, for its work on the Central Marin Ferry Connection Multi-Use Pathway in Larkspur, CA.
  • Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc. of Orange, CA, for its work on the Tustin Avenue / Rose Drive Railroad Grade Separation in Placentia and Anaheim, CA.
  • Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co., Inc. of Brea, CA, for its work on the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project 500kV Underground Transmission Mira Loma-Vincent in Chino Hills, CA.
  • Cornerstone Structural Engineering Group, Inc. of Fresno, CA, for its work on the Healdsburg Avenue Bridge over the Russian River in Healdsburg, CA.
  • Hill International of Irvine, CA, for its work on the Foothill Gold Line from Pasadena to Asuza, CA.
  • Holdrege & Kull Consulting Engineers and Geologists of Chico, CA, for its work on the Closed Lincoln Landfill Groundwater Corrective Action Project in Lincoln, CA.
  • Kennedy/Jenks Consultants of San Francisco, CA, for its work on the Converting Waste to Vehicle Fuel at the City of San Mateo Wastewater Treatment Plant in San Mateo, CA.
  • Kennedy/Jenks Consultants of San Francisco, CA, for its work on the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant (HTWTP) Long Term Improvements Project (LTIP) – 11MG Treated Water Reservoir in San Bruno, CA.
  • Kennedy/Jenks Consultants of San Diego, CA, and Trussell Technologies, Inc. of San Diego, CA for its work on the Padre Dam Municipal Water District’s Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Project in Santee, CA.
  • Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. of San Diego, CA, for its work on the Blue Line Light Rail Transit Renewal Project in San Diego, CA.
  • Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. of Oakland, CA, and Mott MacDonald of Pleasanton, CA, for its work on the Interstate 80 SMART Corridor Project – Integrated Corridor Mobility (ICM) in San Francisco – Oakland, CA.
  • Kjeldsen, Sinnock & Neudeck, Inc. (KSN) of Stockton, CA for its work on the San Jose – Santa Clara RWF 3D Scanning, 3D Modeling & Mapping in San José, CA.
  • Kleinfelder of San Diego, CA for its work on the Cross Border Xpress Terminal Building and Pedestrian Skybridge in San Diego, CA.
  • Kleinfelder | Simon Wong Engineering of San Diego, CA, for its work on the Auto Center Drive Grade Separation Project in Corona, CA.
  • Maintenance Design Group, LLC (MDG) of Pasadena, CA, for its work on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Division 13 Bus Operations and Maintenance Facility in Los Angeles, CA.

Merit Awards were given to:

  • Cornerstone Structural Engineering Group, Inc. of San Francisco, CA, for its work on the Sylvester Greenwood Academy + Leadership Public Schools in Richmond, CA.
  • HDR, Inc. in Irvine, CA, for its work on the expansion of Metrolink service, the Perris Valley Line from Perris to Riverside, CA.
  • HDR, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA, for its work on the San Bernardino Transit Center Omnitrans Bus Transit Center procured by San Bernardino Assoc. Government (SANBAG) in San Bernardino, CA.
  • Huitt-Zollars, Inc. of Thousand Oaks, CA, for its work on the Trancas Creek and Lagoon Feasibility Study in Pacific Coast Highway & Trancas Canyon Rd/ Malibu, CA.
  • Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. of Orange, CA, for its work on the Monterey Peninsula Airport (CIP and RSA of Runway 10R/28L) in Monterey, CA.
  • Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA, for its work on the VA Loma Linda Ambulatory Care Clinic in Loma Linda, CA.
  • Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. of San Diego, CA, for its work on the A Avenue Green Street Project in National City, CA.
  • Michael Baker International of San Diego, CA, for its work on the Kaiser Permanente San Diego Central Hospital – Civil Engineering, On-Site and Off Site Development, Utilities in San Diego, CA.
  • Michael Baker International of San Diego, CA, for its work on the Mission Beach Bulkhead Seawall Replacement in San Diego, CA.
  • Michael Baker International of San Diego, CA, for its work on the Point Loma Nazarene University Science Center in San Diego, CA.
  • Michael Baker International of San Diego, CA, for its work on the Springbok Solar 1 & 2 in Kern County, CA.
  • MNS Engineers, Inc. of Santa Barbara, CA, for its work on the Colorado Esplanade in Santa Monica, CA.
  • MNS Engineers, Inc. of Santa Barbara, CA, for its work on the Los Osos Valley Road Interchange at US 101 in San Luis Obispo, CA.
  • Mott MacDonald of Pleasanton, CA, for its work on the New Irvington Tunnel in Sunol, CA.
  • Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group of Fresno, CA, for its work on the Packwood Creek Water Conservation Project in Visalia, CA.
  • Psomas of Pasadena, CA, for its work on The Santa Anita Oak Woodland Project in Arcadia, CA.
  • Rick Engineering Company of San Diego, CA, for its work on the Hanson El Monte Pond Restoration and Flood Control/Groundwater Recharge Project in San Diego, CA.
  • Rick Engineering Company of San Diego, CA, for its work on the Hotel Churchill Renovation in San Diego, CA.
  • WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff of Sacramento, CA, for its work on the Bailey Creek Bridge Replacement Project in Plumas County, CA.
  • WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff of Sacramento, CA, for its work on the Riverfront Reconnection Project-Phase I in Sacramento, CA.

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ACEC California is a statewide association representing over 950 private consulting engineering and land-surveying firms that average 20 employees each. ACEC California is dedicated to enhancing the consulting engineering and land surveying professions, protecting the general public and promoting the use of the private sector in the growth and development of our state. Our members provide services for all phases of planning, designing and constructing projects. For more information, visit http://www.acec-ca.org.

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