SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today the American Council of Engineering Companies, California (ACEC California) announced the 2020 recipients of its annual Engineering Excellence Awards. Projects were recognized for demonstrating an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement and value. Sixteen projects earned the prestigious Honor Award distinction, twenty-three were recognized with Merit Awards, and seven Commendation Awards were granted.
“California’s private sector engineers deliver strategic investments that are crucial to the state’s health,” said Brad Diede, Executive Director of ACEC California. “This year’s awards go to both public and private projects that embody accomplishment in net zero energy building, levee improvements, reducing roadway congestion, among many others. These firms’ partnerships with their private and public sector clients produce projects that help the people of California thrive.”
The winner of the Golden State Award, an honor bestowed on the best overall project, will be announced at the Engineering Excellence Awards dinner February 13, 2020. 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 are eligible to enter the national level Engineering Excellence Awards competition and ACEC California will attempt to have photographic panels on display at the Capitol, outside of the Governor’s office, in early 2020.
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 at http://www.engineeringca.com/#EEAawards.
Honor Awards recipients include:
AECOM & WSP USA Inc. in San Francisco, for their work on the Crystal Springs Dam Bridge Replacement Project in San Mateo County.
Arup in Los Angeles, for its work on Google Spruce goose in Los Angeles.
Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc. in San Jose, for its work on the Clarke Avenue Pedestrian Overcrossing in East Palo Alto and the Plaza Bridge at Marine Way in Irvine.
Degenkolb Engineers in San Francisco, for its work on the Sutter Health, CPMC Van Ness and Geary Campus in San Francisco.
Gannett Fleming in Los Angeles, for its work on the Southwestern Yard Maintenance Facility in Los Angeles.
HDR in Irvine, for its work on the San Elijo Double Track in Encinitas.
Infrastructure Engineering Corporation in Poway, for its work on the Upas Street Pipeline Replacement Project in San Diego.
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. in San Diego, for its work on the I-5 Genesee Avenue Interchange Reconstruction Project in San Diego.
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. in San Jose, for its work on North Fremont Street Bike and Pedestrian Access and Safety Improvements in Monterey.
Moffatt & Nichol in Costa Mesa, for its work on the San Gabriel Trench Grade Separation in San Gabriel.
Shannon & Wilson and KPFF Consulting Engineers in Glendale, for their work on the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.
T.Y. Lin International in Los Angeles, for its work on the North Atwater Non-Motorized Multimodal Bridge in Los Angeles.
T.Y. Lin International Canada, Inc.; International Bridge Technologies Canada, Inc.; SNC-Lavalin Inc. in San Francisco, for their work on the Samuel De Champlain Bridge in Montreal, Canada.
Towill, Inc. in Concord, for its work on the Satellite and GPS Measurement Project to Support California's Statewide Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
Merit Award recipients include:
Ardurra Group, Inc. dba AndersonPenna Partners in El Segundo, for their work on the Third Street & Broadway Streetscape, Traffic Calming and Cycle Track Improvements in Long Beach.
Blackburn Consulting in Auburn, for its work on the Southport Early Implementation Setback Levee Project in West Sacramento.
Kier & Wright in Livermore, for its work on the Facebook MPK 21 project in Menlo Park.
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. in Los Angeles, for its work on the Gardenhouse project in Beverly Hills.
Kleinfelder in San Diego, for its work on the Willow Street Bridge Replacement Project in Chula Vista.
Michael Baker International in Santa Ana, for its work on the Orange Coast College Recycling Center in Costa Mesa.
Michael Baker International in Ontario, for its work on the I-15/Temecula Parkway Interchange in Temecula.
MKN & Associates, Inc. in Fresno, for its work on the Valley Children's Healthcare Rio Mesa Well and Pipeline Improvements Project in Madera.
MME Civil + Structural Engineering in Santa Cruz, for its work on the San Lorenzo River Parkway Trestle Trail in Santa Cruz.
MNS Engineers, Inc. and GHD, Inc. in Santa Barbara, for their work on the Albert Robles Center for Water Recycling & Environmental Learning project in Pico Rivera.
Moffatt & Nichol in Costa Mesa, for its work on the Puente Avenue Grade Separation in the City of Industry and the South Milliken Avenue Grade Separation in Ontario.
Nute Engineering, Inc. in San Rafael, for its work on the Moorhen Marsh Western Pond Turtle Habitat Enhancement Project in Martinez.
P2S Inc. in Long Beach, for its work on Net Zero Energy College of Professional and International Education and the Aquarium of the Pacific, Pacific Visions Expansion in Long Beach.
Parsons in Pasadena, for its work on the Culver City Expo Station Metro Bike Hub Design in Culver City.
Parsons in Irvine, for its work on the SR 57/Lambert Road Interchange Improvements in Brea.
Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group in Fresno, for its work on the Bakersfield TCP Mitigation Project in Bakersfield.
Ramos Consulting Services, Inc. in Pasadena, for its work on the Maintenance of Way, Location 64 and Division 20, Parts Storage Expansion in Los Angeles.
Rick Engineering Company in San Diego, for its work on the SR-163/Clairemont Mesa Boulevard Interchange - Phase 2 in San Diego.
SHN in Willits, for its work on the Noyo Inner Harbor Boat Launch, Parking Lot, and ADA Facilities in Fort Bragg.
Watry Buehler Collaborative in San Francisco, for its work on the San Francisco International Airport Long Term Parking 2 in San Francisco.
Woodard & Curran in Walnut Creek, for its work on the Malibu Civic Center Water Treatment Facility Phase 1, in Malibu.
Commendation Award recipients include:
BKF Engineers Pleasanton in Oakley, for its work on the Downtown Revitalization in Oakley.
Drake Haglan & Associates in Rancho Cordova, for its work on the Montecito Street Bridge Replacement and Pedestrian Improvements Project in Santa Barbara.
GHD, Inc. in Santa Rosa, for its work on the Line 97 South County Major Corridor Transit Performance Initiative Construction Management Project in Alameda County, San Leandro, Hayward, Union City.
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. in Los Angeles, for its work on the Agoura Road Widening Project in the City of Agoura Hills.
KOA Corporation in Monterey Park, for its work on the SBCTA Metrolink Station Accessibility Improvements Project in 6 Counties within San Bernardino.
Mead & Hunt in Windsor, for its work on the Napa County Airport Runway 18R/36L Rehabilitation in Napa.
Psomas in Roseville, for its work on the DWR GIS Levee Parcelization Project in Northern and Central California.
QK in Visalia, for its work on the Practical Applications for UAS Technology in a Civil Engineering and Surveying Consultancy in Kern County.
T.Y. Lin International in San Diego, for its work on the Ontario International Airport - Taxiway S & W Intersection Evaluation and Repair in Ontario.
ACEC California is a statewide association representing over 1,000 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 www.acec-ca.org.