ACEC NY - American Council of Engineering Companies of New York

04/09/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/10/2018 08:22

ACEC New York Presents 51st Annual Engineering Excellence Awards

Posted on Monday, April 9, 2018

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NEW YORK, April 9, 2018 - On Saturday, April 7, 700 consulting engineers and clients attended the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York's (ACEC New York) 51st annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala at the New York Midtown Hilton. Awards were presented to ACEC New York member projects in the following categories: studies, research, and consulting services; building/technology systems; structural systems; surveying and mapping technology; environmental; waste and storm water; water resources; transportation; energy; industrial and manufacturing processes and facilities; and special projects.

'Just last year, we celebrated 50 years of Engineering Excellence, and I am proud to stand on this stage before you this evening and continue our yearly tradition of honoring the hard work, talent and world-changing impact of engineers,' said Thomas McLaughlin, Chair of ACEC New York. 'These projects represent every discipline, and are located in every corner of the globe. We are proud to recognize these accomplishments, both worldwide and right in our own backyard.'

That evening, ACEC New York honored two exceptional Awards of Merit honorees: Ali Chaudhry, Deputy Secretary for Transportation (NYS Governor's Office) and the New York City Economic Development Corporation for their commitment to improving the infrastructure of New York through their policies and programs. Proceeds from the event benefitted the ACEC New York Scholarship Fund, formally the New York Consulting Engineering Scholarship and Educational Fund. Two scholarships were given that evening in honor of the two 2018 Awards of Merit honorees.

Diamond Awards were presented live to the 34 most exceptional projects, both within New York State and worldwide. Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (NY 4th District) and Congressman Dan Donovan (NY 11th District) acted as the masters of ceremony for the Diamond Award presentations.

The Empire Award, the top-rated project designed and built entirely within New York State, was announced that night and presented to AECOM and Arup for the 2nd Avenue Subway, Phase 1 project. The first major expansion of New York City's subway system in over 50 years, Second Avenue Subway (SAS), Phase 1, runs 1.8 miles between 63rd and 96th streets in Manhattan. From tunnel to track, the joint venture firm and participating consultants provided full engineering and architectural services for this landmark $4.45 billion project that was completed within the targeted budget and on time - a major accomplishment for a project of this scope and size.

Projects that received Diamond Awards that evening were:

Studies, Research and Consulting Engineering Services
Hazen and Sawyer: Westchester County Multi-Facility Residuals and Biosolids Master Plan
NV5: Pre-Scoping Design for Freshkills Park Road
Sam Schwartz Engineering, DPC: New York City Private Carting Study
WSP USA Inc.: In-Depth Inspection and Load Rating for Brooklyn Queens Expressway from Joralemon Street to Cadman Plaza (Triple Cantilever Section)

Building/Technology Systems
AKF Group LLC: Zaha Hadid 520 West 28th Street
Dagher Engineering, PLLC: The Ellman/Raiselis Residence Net Zero Energy House
Jaros, Baum & Bolles: NYU Langone Health Science Building
Syska Hennessy Group: Lotte World Tower

Structural Systems
HDR/WSP USA Joint Venture: Bayonne Bridge 'Raise the Roadway' (Milestone 1)
HNTB New York Engineering and Architecture, P.C.: Replacement of Kosciuszko Bridge - Phase 1
Jacobs: The Ohio River Bridges Downtown Crossing
Leslie E. Robertson Associates: Roy & Diana Vagelos Education Center
Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.: The Bridge at Cornell Tech
WSP USA Buildings: 56 Leonard

Surveying and Mapping Technology
Delta Engineers, Architects, & Land Surveyors, DPC: MedImmune Campus Master Systems Management and Virtual Models

Cameron Engineering & Associates, LLP: FDNY - Randall's Island Water Reclamation Project
OBG: Onondaga Lake Western Shoreline Restoration

Waste and Storm Water
Gannett Fleming Engineers and Architects, P.C.: Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant Grit Removal Facility Improvements
H2M architects + engineers: Town of Riverhead Water Resource Recovery Facility

Water Resources
Arcadis/Gannett Fleming Joint Venture: NYCDEP 180 mgd Reconstruction of the Croton Falls Pump Station
Mott MacDonald/CDM Smith Joint Venture: New York Harbor Water Siphon

AECOM/Arup Joint Venture: 2nd Avenue Subway - Phase 1
Hardesty & Hanover: Kew Gardens Interchange - Van Wyck Corridor Improvements
Stantec Consulting Services Inc.: Inner Loop East Transformation Project
WSP/HNTB Joint Venture: RK-63 Conversion to Open Road Tolling at the Bronx and Manhattan RFK Plazas

Special Projects
Arup: Chrysalis - Symphony Woods
Infrastructure Engineering, Inc., P.C.: Chicago Riverwalk
L. K. McLean Associates, P.C.: Rocketship Park
Langan Engineering, Environmental, Surveying and Landscape Architecture, DPC: 1501 Voorhies Avenue
OBG: Syracuse Culvert Rehabilitation
STV/Tishman/AECOM Joint Venture: Moynihan Train Hall - Phase 1
Syska Hennessy Group: Office of the Future, World's First 3D-Printed Commercial Office Building

P.W. Grosser Consulting, Inc./Landmark Facilities Group, Inc. Joint Venture: St. Patrick's Cathedral Geothermal Heating & Cooling System

Industrial and Manufacturing Processes and Facilities Category
Cameron Engineering & Associates, LLP: Clean & Green Biosolids Processing Facility

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ACEC New York is a proactive coalition of 270 firms representing every discipline of engineering related to the built environment-civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, environmental, geotechnical-and affiliated companies. Our shared goals are to further the business interests of our membership, enhance the quality and safety of the environment we live and work in, and help ensure the vitality of our communities. For more information, visit Note to Editor: A complete listing of the award-winning projects is available on the Engineering Excellence page of ACEC New York's website ( For more information on the projects or other inquiries, contact Natasha Burns, [email protected], 518-452-8611.

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