Last month, the American Council of Engineering Companies of California (ACEC California) unveiled the 2019 recipients of its annual Engineering Excellence Awards. Projects were recognized for demonstrating an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement and value.
MNS Engineers, Inc. of Santa Barbara was recognized with a Merit Award for its work on the Elkhorn Road Emergency Storm Repair in Monterey County, CA.
The County of Monterey hired MNS Engineers as the prime consultant to provide the engineering design, project management and construction management/inspection for the critical emergency road repair project. Elkhorn Road was one of the roadways in Monterey County severely affected and catastrophically damaged in multiple locations by the 2017 winter storms and a rare bombogenesis. The damaged road and failed culverts that needed to be repaired were located within a highly sensitive environmental habitat and partially within the California Department of Fish and Game Elkhorn Slough Preserve. With the team’s close collaboration with the County and careful coordination with the multiple permitting and funding agencies, the $1 million emergency roadway work was completed within three months.
In all, fourteen projects earned the prestigious Honor Award distinction, fifteen were recognized with Merit Awards, and eight Commendation Awards were granted.
Photographs of award winning projects can be found here.