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American Council of Engineering Companies of Kentucky announce 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards

Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (0 Comments)
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For Immediate Release
Contact: Russ Romine
Email: russ@kyengcenter.org

 

American Council of Engineering Companies of Kentucky announce 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards

Kentucky firms showcase engineering achievements and innovation while delivering value for clients

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 3, 2018) -- The American Council of Engineering Companies of Kentucky (ACEC-KY) recently unveiled this year’s recipients of its prestigious Engineering Excellence Awards.  Winners were announced at the awards banquet held on Thursday, March 29 at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville.  In all, eight Kentucky firms representing 12 projects throughout Kentucky were recognized.  Three projects received Honor Awards, eight received Grand Awards, and the highest award for engineering excellence – the Grand Conceptor Award – went to Community Transportation Solutions (CTS) of Louisville for their Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges project.  CTS is joint venture comprised of HMB Professional Engineers, Inc., Parsons Corporation, and Beam, Longest, and Neff, LLC.  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Indiana Department of Transportation were the clients and public sponsors for this award-winning project.

 

ACEC-KY’s Engineering Excellence Awards program recognizes outstanding achievement and innovation and is open to any firm engaged in the private practice of consulting engineering or surveying. A select panel of judges graded projects on the following criteria:

 

  • Uniqueness and/or innovative applications of new or existing techniques;
  • Future value to the engineering profession and enhanced public awareness/enthusiasm of the role of engineering; 
  • Social, economic, and sustainable development considerations;
  • Complexity; and,
  • Successful fulfillment of client/owner needs

 

About the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project:

Community Transportation Solutions, a joint venture of three firms – HMB Professional Engineers, Parsons Corporation, and Beam, Longest, and Neff – was first selected in 1998 by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Indiana Department of Transportation to provide an Environmental Impact Statement for the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges (LSIORB) project.  In 2004, CTS was selected to serve as the project’s General Engineering Consultant (GEC) to provide oversight for plan development, right-of-way acquisition, utility relocation and assistance during the project’s construction phase.

The single largest transportation project in the history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the LSIORB project began construction in June 2013 and was completed on schedule and on budget in December 2016.  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet led construction for the Downtown Crossing portion of the project, with Walsh Construction Company selected as the design-build contractor.  The Indiana Department of Transportation led construction for the project’s East End Crossing portion, with the team of Walsh-Vinci-Bilfinger serving as the P3/design-build team.

In just four years, the project added or improved more than 50 miles of new roadway and built more than 60 overpasses and bridges, including two new major river crossings over the Ohio River.

Other ACEC-KY 2018 EEA winners included:

GRAND Awards

(Listed Alphabetically)

  • American Engineers, Inc., located in Louisville, Kentucky, was awarded a GRAND Award for their project The Cellar at Maker’s Mark Distillery.  The client was the Maker’s Mark Distillery.
  •  Cannon & Cannon, Inc. of Bowling Green, Kentucky, was awarded a GRAND Award for their project Sewer Overflow Abatement – Glasgow, KY.  The client was the Glasgow Water Company.
  •  GRW Engineers, Inc., based in Lexington, Kentucky, was awarded a GRAND Award for their project Frankfort Plant Board-Administration Building.  The client was the Frankfort Plant Board.
  •  GRW Engineers, Inc., based in Lexington, Kentucky, was awarded a GRAND Award for their project Frankfort Plant Board-Telecommunications Headend Facility.  The client was the Frankfort Plant Board.
  •  GRW Engineers, Inc., based in Lexington, Kentucky, was awarded a GRAND Award for their project Town Branch Wet Weather Flow Storage and Pumping Facilities.  The client was the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.
  •  HDR Engineering, Inc., located in Lexington, Kentucky, was awarded a GRAND Award for their project Danville Water System Improvements.  The client was the City of Danville.
  •  Qk4, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, was awarded a GRAND Award for their project East Campus Roundabout and Gateway to the University of Louisville.  The client was the University of Louisville Foundation.
  •  Qk4, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, was awarded a GRAND Award for their project The Left “Over” Loop–US 60/KY 4.  The client was the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 7 (Lexington).

HONOR Awards

(Listed Alphabetically)

  • American Engineers, Inc., based in Glasgow, Kentucky, was awarded an HONOR Award for their project The Denes Field Transformation.  The client was Western Kentucky University.
  •  EA Partners, PLC, based in Lexington, Kentucky, was awarded an HONOR Award for their project Safety, History and the Future.  The client was the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 2 (Madisonville).
  •  Stantec Consulting Engineers, Inc., located in Lexington, Kentucky, was awarded an HONOR Award for their project Martin Hill Road (KY 1417) Bridge Replacement.  The client was the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 5 (Louisville).

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The American Council of Engineering Companies of Kentucky, based in Frankfort, is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of 85 engineering firms employing more than 2,500 people across the Commonwealth.  As the “face and voice for engineering businesses in Kentucky for advocacy, access and education,” ACEC-KY actively promotes the increased quality of engineering services and seeks to improve the business climate for consultant engineers so they can continue to deliver services and engineering solutions that improve the quality of life for all Kentucky citizens.

 

For additional information on each of the projects, you can find the full details here.


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