ACEC California’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition recognizes outstanding achievements in engineering and land surveying projects completed by California firms. This year, five firms located in either Santa Clara County or the San Francisco Bay Area were named as 2016 recipients of this prestigious award.
Cornerstone Structural Engineering Group, Inc., headquartered in Fresno with district offices in San Francisco, received an Honor Award for its work on the San Francisco Zoo-South American Rain Forest Exhibit in San Francisco.
Cornerstone provided the structural engineering services required to create the San Francisco Zoo’s newest exhibit as well as seismically retrofit the historic WPA building. The Aviary features a realistic rainforest ecosystem, full of colorful free-flight birds, exotic plants and trees, a charming two-toed sloth, and the Zoo’s first significant herpetological collection—which will include a 15-foot long green anaconda as well as rare tree frogs, turtles, lizards, and snakes.