SACRAMENTO, Calif.- Today the American Council of Engineering Companies of California (ACEC California) unveiled the 2018 recipients of its prestigious Engineering Excellence Awards. In all, 39 California firms representing 55 projects were recognized. 19 Honor Awards were granted to 18 firms. 26 Merit Awards were granted to 20 firms and 10 Commendation Awards were granted to 9 firms.
“The heart of civil engineering is to solve complex challenges to help make people’s lives better,” said Brad Diede, Executive Director of ACEC California. “This year, we are recognizing a wide range of innovative projects that include improving transportation and roadways, giving students a high-quality school campus, and providing better access to clean water. I’m very proud of our engineering and land surveying firms and both their local agency and private sector partners, who keep pushing the envelope to find smarter, more advanced ways to serve the people of California.”
The winner of the Golden State Award, an honor bestowed on the best overall project, will be announced at the Engineering Excellence Awards dinner in February 2018. The awards dinner is also a fundraiser for the ACEC California Scholarship Foundation 501(c)3, which provides scholarship awards to accomplished graduate and undergraduate students. 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 2018, during National Engineers Week.
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:
Arup in Los Angeles, CA, for its work on the Seaside Way Pedestrian Bridge in Long Beach, CA.
Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc. in San Jose, CA, for its work on the East Campbell Avenue Portals Project in Campbell, CA, and the Caltrain Santa Clara Station Pedestrian Underpass Extension in Santa Clara, CA.
Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. in Brea, CA, for its work on the Big Canyon Restoration and Water Quality Improvement Project in Newport Beach, CA.
Carollo Engineers, Inc. in Sacramento, CA, for its work on the Sacramento River and E.A. Fairbairn Water Treatment Plants Rehabilitation in Sacramento, CA.
GHD Inc. in Eureka, CA, for its work on the Comprehensive Large-Scale Habitat Restoration in Crescent City, CA.
Guida Surveying, Inc. in Pleasanton, CA, for its work on The Gardens at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek, CA.
HDR | Maintenance Design Group (MDG) in Pasadena, CA, for its work on the Division 14 Rail Operations and Maintenance Facility in Santa Monica, CA.
Inland Foundation Engineering, Inc. in San Jacinto, CA, for its work on Hemet Elementary School Campus Replacement in Hemet, CA.
Kjeldsen, Sinnock & Neudeck, Inc. in Stockton CA, for its work on the Mule Creek State Prison Level II Infill Complex in Ione, CA.
Michael Baker International in Santa Ana, CA, for its work on the I-5/La Novia Roundabout in San Juan Capistrano, CA.
MKN & Associates, Inc. in Arroyo Grande, CA, for its work on the Jim May Park Denitrification Biofilter Project in Santa Maria, CA.
Mott MacDonald, LLC in San Jose CA, for its work on the Industrial Road Parallel Sanitary Sewer in San Carlos, CA.
Omni-Means, a GHD Company, in Roseville, CA, for its work on the Holman Highway 68 Roundabout in Monterey, CA.
Psomas in Los Angeles, CA, for its work on the Berth 142 Crane Maintenance Building in Wilmington, CA.
Riverview Capital Investments + The New Home Company + Wood Rodgers, Inc. in Sacramento, CA, for their work on McKinley Village in Sacramento, CA.
Summit Engineering, Inc. in Santa Rosa, CA, for its work on the American AgCredit Headquarters in Santa Rosa, CA.
Syska Hennessy Group, Inc. in Culver City, CA, for its work on the General Services Administration, New Los Angeles Federal Courthouse in Los Angeles, CA.
T.Y. Lin International in San Diego, CA, for its work on the California Incline Bridge and Idaho Avenue Pedestrian Overcrossing Replacement in Santa Monica, CA.
Merit Award recipients include:
AECOM in Los Angeles, CA, for its work on the Empire Ave. and Buena Vista St. Grade Separations in Burbank, CA.
Arcadis US Inc. in Irvine, CA, for its work on the Port of Los Angeles Berths 142-143 Backland Improvement Phases 2-4 in Wilmington, CA.
Blackburn Consulting in Auburn, CA, for its work on the Cosumnes River Boulevard Extension and I-5 Interchange in Sacramento, CA.
Degenkolb Engineers in San Francisco, CA, for its work on the High-Rise Column Splice Repair in San Francisco, CA.
GHD Inc. in Santa Rosa, CA, for its work on the Eastside Trunk Sewer & Roadway Reconstruction Project Phases I-III in Rohnert Park, CA.
Huitt-Zollars, Inc. in Irvine, CA, for its work on the La Pata Avenue/Camino Del Rio Extensions in unincorporated Orange County, San Juan Capistrano & San Clemente, CA.
Infrastructure Engineering Corporation in Poway, CA, for its work on the Village Park Recycled Water Project in Encinitas, CA.
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants in Rancho Cordova, CA, for its work on the American River Pipeline Conveyance Project in Carmichael, CA.
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants in San Francisco, CA, for its work on the EchoWater Site Preparation Project in Elk Grove, CA.
Kimley-Horn in San Diego, CA, for its work on the Paradise Creek Restoration in National City, CA, and the Downtown Rapid Stations project in San Diego, CA.
Kimley-Horn in Orange, CA, for its work on Sunray Solar in San Bernardino County, CA.
KOA Corporation in Orange, CA, for its work on the Town of Apple Valley Safe Routes to School Master Plan in Apple Valley, CA.
Michael Baker International in San Diego, CA, for its work on the Woodside Avenue Flood Control Improvement in Lakeside, CA, and the Armorlite Drive Smart Growth Improvement Project in San Marcos, CA.
Moffatt & Nichol in San Diego, CA, for its work on the Emergency Wharf Repair at North Embarcadero in San Diego, CA.
Parsons in Pasadena, CA, for its work on the McKinley Village Way Underpass in Sacramento, CA.
Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group in Bakersfield, CA, for its work on the Lerdo Campus Water & Wastewater Improvements in Kern County, CA.
Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group in Fresno, CA, for its work on the Gary R. Serrato Intertie Facility in Fresno County, CA.
Psomas in Los Angeles, CA, for its work on the Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit & Middle Lanes in Los Angeles, CA.
SANDIS Civil Engineers, Surveyors, Planners in Campbell, CA, for its work on the Downtown Placemaking Program in Morgan Hill, CA.
Shannon & Wilson, Inc. in Glendale, CA, and Psomas in Los Angeles, CA, for their work on the Area 51 Sound Stage Complex at Universal Studios in Hollywood, CA.
Syska Hennessy Group, Inc. in San Francisco, CA, for its work on the San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 1 Interim Boarding Area B in San Francisco, CA.
TranSystems in Santa Ana, CA, for its work on the Laurel Street Grade Separation in Colton, CA.
WSP in Los Angeles, CA, for its work on the LA Metro Countywide ExpressLanes Strategic Plan in Los Angeles, CA.
WSP in Antioch, CA, for its work on the Interstate 80/Yerba Buena Island West Bound Ramps Improvement Project in San Francisco, CA.
Commendation Award recipients include:
AECOM in Bakersfield, CA, for its work on the Freedom Plaza in Tehachapi, CA.
HDR Engineering, Inc. in Irvine, CA, for its work on the Vincent Grade/Acton Metrolink Station and Vincent Siding Improvement Project in Acton, CA.
Kimley-Horn in Los Angeles, CA, for its work on the VetsGo511.com (A Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative Project) in Los Angeles County, CA, and the Riverside Community Hospital Expansion in Riverside, CA.
NV5, Inc. in Sacramento, CA, for its work on the West Shore Export Truckee River Crossing Repair Project in Tahoe City, CA.
Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group in Fresno, CA, for its work on the Pervious Pavement Project, Downtown Visalia Parking in Visalia, CA.
QK in Visalia, CA, for its work on the Woodlake Multi-Phase Downtown Enhancement Project in Woodlake, CA.
Rick Engineering Company in San Diego, CA, for its work on the University Avenue Median Water Quality Improvements Project in La Mesa, CA.
Wagner Engineering & Survey, Inc. in Northridge, CA, for its work on the Metro Lone Hill to White Double Track Project-Environmental and Preliminary Engineering in San Dimas, CA and La Verne, CA.
WSP in Sacramento, CA, for its work on the Lower Sacramento Road Improvement Project in San Joaquin County, CA.