Last month, the American Council of Engineering Companies, California (ACEC California) announced the 2019 recipients of its annual Engineering Excellence Awards. Projects were recognized for demonstrating an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement and value. Fourteen projects earned the prestigious Honor Award distinction, fifteen were recognized with Merit Awards, and eight Commendation Awards were granted.
“Engineering and land surveying provide the innovative backbone of many critical infrastructure projects in California,” said Brad Diede, Executive Director of ACEC California. “This year’s recipients represent outstanding achievement in seismic safety projects, sustainable transportation projects and recycled water programs, among many others. Our engineering and land surveying firms and their local agency and private sector partners continue to harness cutting-edge technologies so that projects are more sustainable and more effective at serving the people of California.”
The winner of the Golden State Award, an honor bestowed on the best overall project, were announced at the Engineering Excellence Awards dinner. The awards dinner is also a fundraiser for the ACEC California Scholarship Foundation 501(c)3, which provides scholarship awards to graduate and undergraduate students that are recognized for their notable and outstanding academic achievements. Honor Award winners also are eligible to enter the national level Engineering Excellence Awards competition and will have photographic panels on display at the Capitol, outside of the Governor’s office, in early 2019.
About ACEC California’s Engineering Excellence Awards
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.
Photographs of award-winning projects can be found here.
Honor Awards recipients include:
BKF Engineers in Redwood City, CA, for its work on the San Pablo Avenue Bike and Pedestrian Improvements in Albany, CA.
Carollo Engineers, Inc. in Fresno, CA, for its work on the City of Fresno Southeast Surface Water Treatment Facility in Fresno, CA.
Carollo Engineers, Inc. in Sacramento, CA, for its work on the City of Woodland Aquifer Storage and Recovery Wells #29 and #30 in Woodland, CA.
Cornerstone Structural Engineering Group, Inc. in San Francisco, CA, for its work on the Seismic Retrofit and Modernization of 990 Pacific Avenue Apartments in San Francisco, CA.
GHD, Inc. in Santa Rosa, CA, for its work on the Redwood Business Park Transportation Improvements and Talmage Road Interchange Project in Ukiah, CA.
Kjeldsen, Sinnock & Neudeck, Inc. in West Sacramento, CA, for its work on the Wallace Weir Fish Rescue Facility in Woodland, CA.
Kleinfelder in San Diego, CA, for its work on the Georgia Street Bridge Over University Avenue Rehabilitation and Seismic Retrofit in San Diego, CA.
KOA Corporation in Orange, CA, for its work on the Daisy-Myrtle Bike Boulevard in Long Beach, CA.
Michael Baker International in San Diego, CA, for its work on the San Diego County Regional Airport Terminal 2 Parking Plaza in San Diego, CA.
MNS Engineers, Inc.; PGH Wong Engineering, Inc.; Ghirardelli; AECOM; Stacy and Witbeck/Amaroso/MRS in Santa Barbara, CA, for their collective work on the eBART to Antioch: East Contra Costa Extension in Antioch and Pittsburg, CA.
NV5, Inc. and San Diego Gas & Electric in San Diego, CA, for its work on the Sycamore to Peñasquitos 230kV Transmission Line in San Diego, CA.
Syska Hennessy Group in Culver City, CA, for its work on the Palomar Community College, Maintenance & Operations Complex in San Marcos, CA.
Towill, Inc. in Concord, CA, for its work on the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission San Andreas Pipeline No. 2 Replacement Study in San Bruno, CA.
Woodard & Curran in Walnut Creek, CA, for its work on the North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program in Modesto and Turlock, CA.
Merit Award recipients include:
AECOM Technical Services, Inc. in Sacramento, CA, for its work on the Critical Levee Repair Sites Rehabilitation Effort in California’s Central Valley.
AndersonPenna Partners, Inc. in Newport Beach, CA, for its work on the Harrison Greenberg Foundation Roundhouse Aquarium Beautification in Manhattan Beach, CA.
Berg & Associates, Inc. in San Pedro, CA, for its work on the North Santa Monica Boulevard Reconstruction Project in Beverly Hills, CA.
Drake Haglan & Associates, Inc. in Rancho Cordova, CA, for its work on the 11th Street East Tracy Overhead Bridge Replacement in Tracy, CA.
HNTB Corporation in Oakland, CA, for its work on the Fairfield-Vacaville Train Station in Fairfield, CA.
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. in Sacramento, CA, for its work on the Johnny Cash Trail Phase 2 in Folsom, CA.
KOA Corporation in Orange, CA, for its work on the Grand Avenue Bike Lanes and Multipurpose Trail in Wildomar, CA.
LCC Engineering & Surveying, Inc. in Martinez, CA, for its work on the BART Downtown Access Ramp & Lighting, Project No. 4096 in Orinda, CA.
Michael Baker International, Inc. in San Diego, CA, for its work on the Eastern Service Area Secondary Connection Project (ESA SCP) in San Diego County, CA.
Michael Baker International, Inc. in Ontario, CA, for its work on the Interstate 10 (I-10) / Jefferson Street Interchange Improvements in Indio, CA.
MNS Engineers, Inc. in Santa Barbara, CA, for its work on the Elkhorn Road Emergency Storm Repair in Monterey County, CA.
Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group in Fresno, CA, for its work on the Biogas Pipeline Project in Tulare County, CA.
Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group in Fresno, CA, for its work on the Fulton Street Reconstruction Project in Fresno, CA.
SHN in Eureka, CA, for its work on the Design, Renovation, and Reconstruction of Wet Utility and Roads Infrastructure in Scotia, CA.
Syska Hennessy Group in Culver City, CA, for its work on the San Diego International Airport, New Federal Inspection Station in San Diego, CA.
Commendation Award recipients include:
AECOM in San Jose, CA, for its work on the SFO Runway 10R-28L Overlay and Reconstruction and Taxiways F2 and S Project in San Francisco, CA.
BKF Engineers in Redwood City, CA, for its work on the San Jose Large Trash Capture in San Jose, CA.
Infrastructure Engineering Corporation in Poway, CA, for its work on the North Bay Pump Station Project in Lake Arrowhead, CA.
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants in San Diego, CA, for its work on the Land Outfall Replacement Project in Cardiff, CA.
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. in Pleasanton, CA, for its work on the Hotel Nia @Menlo Gateway in Menlo Park, CA.
SA Associates in Arcadia, CA, for its work on the New Nitrate Removal Treatment Facility and Reactivation of Well No. 2 in Glendale, CA.
SANDIS Civil Engineers Surveyors Planners in Campbell, CA, for its work on the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford in Palo Alto, CA.
T.Y. Lin International in San Diego, CA, for its work on the State Route 178 Widening Project in Bakersfield, CA.