Pennsylvania Engineering Firms Shine at Diamond Awards

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PENNSYLVANIA — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA) recently honored engineering firms from across the commonwealth at the organization’s annual Diamond Awards for Engineering Excellence.

These award-winning projects combine important safety measures, impressive engineering and spectacular designs. From outstanding plans to exceptional execution, the honored teams and projects demonstrate the hard work, skill and dedication of ACEC/PA members and put their expertise on full display.

“Accomplished engineering firms from across the commonwealth submitted entries for design, safety and engineering projects aimed at building better, stronger communities,” said Roseline Bougher, president of ACEC/PA’s board of directors. “The selection process was difficult, but we believe these 12 awards and special honors represent the very best of Pennsylvania’s engineering consulting industry. We take great pride in watching our member firms bring these critical projects to fruition, often in the face of tough obstacles along the way.  It has been so exciting to see these firms push themselves to achieve such fantastic results for their clients and truly work to create a better Pennsylvania. We are honored to celebrate them with these awards.”

This year’s winners created needed facilities, improved upon and strengthened infrastructure, increased public safety, worked collaboratively with important clients, and remained conscious of their environmental impacts. The winning projects, as well as the firms involved, are truly impressive feats of engineering success.  A Diamond Award for Engineering Excellence is a tribute to not only the winning project and its engineering firm, but also to the clients, owners, sub-consultants, contractors and everyone who helped these projects become a reality.

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Twelve projects received awards for their contributions to excellence in the engineering industry:

  • The Award for Studies, Research and Consulting was presented to McCormick Taylor for the completion of the SEPTA Metro Wayfinding Outreach project.
  • The Award for Structural Systems was presented to Michael Baker International for the completion of the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project.
  • The Award for Waste and Stormwater was presented to Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson for the completion of the M29 Outfall Improvements project.
  • The Award for Water Resources was presented to Gwin, Dobson & Foreman for the completion of the Moorefield Advanced Water Treatment Facility project.
  • The Award for Transportation was presented to McCormick Taylor for the completion of the Interstate 83 East Shore Section 1 project.
  • The Award for Special Projects was presented to HDR Engineering for the completion of the I-579 Urban Open Space Cap project.
  • The Award for Small Projects was presented to McCormick Taylor for the completion of the Frankford-Trenton-York Roundabout project.
  • The Award for Energy was presented to Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson for the completion of the Adelphia Gateway project.
  • The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award was presented to RETTEW Associates and Kleinfelder.
  • The Client of Distinction Award was presented to Mike Keiser, former PennDOT deputy secretary for highway administration.
  • The Best Panel Award was presented to Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson for the King Street Station Renovations project.
  • The Grand Conceptor Award was presented to WSP USA Inc. for the Forbes Road Emergency Slide Repairs project.

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