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2020 ACEC-FL Engineering Excellence Award

2020 EEA PRESS RELEASE (PDF version)

For Immediate Release – December 3, 2019

Media Contact: Chad Faison
Chief Operating Officer
cfaison@fleng.org
850-224-7121

ACEC-FL’s Engineering Excellence Award Winners for 2020 Announced

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida (ACEC-FL)’s Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) acknowledges Florida engineering firms for their ground-breaking applications and intricate projects. This year, five grand and eleven honor awards will be presented at the 2020 FES/ACEC-FL Annual Conference Banquet held August 7, 2020 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. One Grand Conceptor award winner will be chosen from the grand awards as the overall best engineering project from the state of Florida and the recipient will be announced during the banquet. 

All grand award winners may also participate nationally in the 2020 American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Award competition known as “the Academy Awards of the engineering industry.”

The ACEC-FL Public Relations Committee selected an illustrious board of judges representing government, transportation, education, environmental/water resources, geotechnical, public works, and real estate/land development. The judges included: Ron Beladi, PE, Neel-Schaffer, Inc.; Curtis Brown, Esq., Wright, Fulford, Moorhead, & Brown Attorneys; John Crossman, CCIM, CRX, Crossman & Company; James (Jim) W. Flynt Jr., PE, Orange County Utilities Department; Terry Puckett, PE, Florida Department of Transportation District I and VII; and Garit Poire, EI, Turner Construction.

The judges rated projects and studies on the basis of uniqueness and innovative applications; future value to the engineering profession; perception by the public; social, economic, and sustainable development considerations; complexity; and successful fulfillment of client/owners’ needs, including schedule and budget. A special thank you to ACEC-FL Public Relations Chair Ann Schiola of McKim and Creed for facilitating this competition and to Curtis Brown of Wright, Fulford, Moorhead, & Brown for graciously hosting the judging at their Altamonte office.

The winners in alphabetical order are:

GRAND firm/projects

Dewberry Engineers Inc.
SR 82 / Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI)
Client: Florida Department of Transportation District 1
Category H: Transportation

EXP US Services Inc.
UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings
Client: UTC
Category B: Building/Technology Systems

Hardesty & Hanover
Rehabilitation of the Main Street Bridge
Client: Florida Department of Transportation District 2
Category C: Structural Systems

HNTB Corporation
Guidance for ACES Impacts
Client: Florida Department of Transportation
Category A: Studies, Research and Consulting Engineering Services

Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Treating Widespread Emerging PFAS Contaminants 
Client: City of Stuart, Florida
Category G: Water Resources


HONOR

American Consulting Professionals, LLC
SR 8 (I-10) A&N Railroad Bridge Precast Approach Slab Replacement
Client: Florida Department of Transportation District 3
Category J: Small Projects 

Figg Bridge Engineers, Inc.
Lesner Bridge
Client: City of Virginia Beach
Category C: Structural Systems

Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Babcock Ranch Phases I and II 
Client: Babcock Property Holdings, LLC
Category I: Special Projects

Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Townwide Undergrounding of Utilities Program, Phase 1 North
Client: Town of Palm Beach
Category K: Energy

McKim & Creed, Inc.
MARS Management Improvements
Client: Manatee County
Category G: Water Resources

Mead & Hunt
Brevard County South Central Regional WWTF Expansion
Client: Brevard County Utility Services
Category F: Waste and Storm Water

RS&H, Inc
SR 9 (I-95) Overland Bridge Replacement Design-Build
Client: Florida Department of Transportation District 2
Category C: Structural Systems

Stantec Consulting Services Inc.
Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) 1W - Expansion #1
Client: South Florida Water Management District
Category G: Water Resources

TranSystems
Baker’s Haulover Cut Bridge Rehabilitation
Client: Florida Department of Transportation District 6
Category C: Structural Systems

TranSystems
I-95 / Viera Blvd. Diverging Diamond Interchange
Client: Florida Department of Transportation District 5
Category H: Transportation

WGI
Pompano Beach Fishing Pier
Client: City of Pompano Beach
Category I: Special Projects


 

2020 ACEC-FL Engineering Excellence Award

Intent to Enter and Submission Fee Deadline: September 20, 2019

Materials Deadline: October 25, 2019

2020 Official Entry Form

Any Florida firm which is engaged in the private practice of consulting engineering or surveying and is registered with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is eligible to enter.

Refer to the official EEA Brochure for complete details. Note: Do not mention the entering firm's name or logo on the client/owner letter or executive summary.

PowerPoint Presentation: Refer to the example presentation as a reference when preparing the entry. This is a sample of the number of pages and layout format. ACEC-FL encourages entrants to go beyond the standard when preparing entries.

For a hard-copy entry form or more information, contact ACEC-FL headquarters.

Projects entered may have been executed anywhere in the world. Research and Studies (Category A) must have been publicly disclosed by the client between November 1, 2017 and October 31, 2019. Construction of projects (Categories B-J) must have been substantially completed and ready for use between November 1, 2017 and October 31, 2019.

Firms wishing to participate in the national ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards competition must first compete and win a Grand Award in the ACEC-FL state competition.

Deadlines

 Intent to Enter Form and Submission Fee due to ACEC-FL  September 20, 2019
 Materials due to ACEC-FL  October 25, 2019
 ACEC-FL judging results available  December 3, 2019
 Materials due to ACEC by Winning Firms  January 3, 2020
 ACEC awards presentation in Washington, D.C.  April 28, 2020
 ACEC-FL Awards Banquet at the Annual Conference (Boca Raton)  August 7, 2020

 

Are you or your firm a first timer to the EEA competition?

Be sure to check out the 2018 EEA winning projects video (it's 28 minutes of pure excellence!)

2019 Video