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December 7, 2015                                                                             916.930.0100
The American Council of Engineering Companies, California Announces Engineering Excellence Awards
Public works projects in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Central Valley included in prestigious list
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. -- Today the American Council of Engineering Companies, California (ACEC California) unveiled the 2016 recipients of its prestigious Engineering Excellence Awards.  In all, 24 California firms representing 27 projects were named, the majority of which were public works projects completed in partnership with local government entities throughout the state. Because of their selection by ACEC California, Honor Award winners are eligible to enter the ACEC National level Engineering Excellence Awards competition.
"Each year, the recipients of the ACEC California Engineering Excellence Awards represent some of the most innovative solutions to complex public and private sector challenges, including traffic congestion, water resource management, alternative fuel infrastructure, and structural building projects, to name a few," said Brad Diede, Executive Director for ACEC California. "Engineering continues to help California thrive, and I am deeply proud of our industry accomplishments that directly improve Californians' lives."
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.  An independent panel of judges from the public sector evaluated the projects and made the award selections.
Honor Awards were granted to 14 firms and 13 firms received the Merit Award. An awards dinner will be held in San Diego, on January 28th, 2016, and  Honor Award winning projects will have photographic panels on display at the Capitol, outside of the Governor's office, during National Engineers Week in February 2016.

Honor Awards were granted to the following firms:
  • AECOM of Sacramento, CA, for its work on the California Department of Water Resources Urban Levee Evaluation Project in Central Valley, CA.
  • Arup of Los Angeles, CA, for its work on the LAX Central Utility Plant Replacement in Los Angeles, CA. 
  • Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc. of Orange, CA, for its work on the Firestone Boulevard Bridge Replacement over San Gabriel River in Norwalk/ Downey, CA.
  • Carollo Engineers, Inc. of Sacramento, CA, for its work on the Delano
    biottta™ Wellhead Nitrate Treatment Demonstration Project in Delano, CA.
  • HNTB Corporation of Los Angeles, CA, for its work on Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.
  • Kennedy/Jenks Consultants of San Diego, CA, for its work on EWA Energy  & Emissions Strategic Plan - Alternative Fuel Receiving Facilities in Carlsbad, CA.
  • Mark Thomas and Company, Inc ., of San Jose, CA, for its work on the I-280/ I-880/ Stevens Creek Boulevard Interchange Project in San Jose, CA.
  • Stover Engineering of Crescent City, CA, and COWI (formerly Ben C. Gerwick, Inc) of Oakland, CA for their work on the Crescent City Harbor Inner Boat Basin Reconstruction Project  in Crescent City, CA.
  • STV of Los Angeles, CA, for its work on the South Bay Bus Maintenance Facility Expansion in Chula Vista, CA.
  • T.Y. Lin International of San Diego, CA, for its work on the I-805 Carroll Canyon Road and HOV Extension in San Diego, CA.
  • Walter P Moore of San Francisco, CA, for its work on the Air Traffic Control Tower and Intergraded Facilities Building at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, CA.
Merit Awards were given to:

  • ARCADIS U.S., Inc. of Emeryville, CA, for its work on the Environmental Remediation Services for Nine Sites at Sierra Army Depot in Herlong, CA.
  • ARCADIS U.S., Inc. of Irvine, CA, for its work on the North Operations and IT Management Building, POLB Middle Harbor Redevelopment in Long Beach, CA.
  • Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co ., Inc. of Brea, CA, for its work on the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project in Kern County, San Bernardino County and Los Angeles County, CA.
  • Drake Haglan & Associates of Rancho Cordova, CA for its work on the Alpine Meadows Road Bridge Replacement over Truckee River in Tahoe Vista, CA.  
  • HDR Engineering Inc . of Los Osos, CA, for its work on the Los Osos Wastewater Project Collection System in Los Osos, CA.
  • Kleinfelder, Inc. of Stockton, CA, for its work on the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Levee Evaluation Program (LEP) in San Joaquin River Flood Control System, CA.
  • Kleinfelder, Inc. of San Diego, CA, for its work on the Main Street Bridge Over Murrieta Creek in Temecula, CA.
  • Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. of Santa Barbara, CA, for its work on the Carpinteria Sanitary District South Coast Beach Communities Septic to Sewer Project - Rincon Point in Carpinteria Sanitary District, CA.  
  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 .