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    Name: 2020 Georgia Engineering Awards
    Date: August 29, 2020
    Event Description:
    UPDATED AGENDAS FOR AUGUST 29TH

    Please note that the Grand Prize Award and People's Choice Award will be announced via a live virtual event on Monday, August 31st at 11:00 am via Zoom. The Lifetime Achievement in Engineering, Engineering Impact and Influence Awards will be honored at both the Brunch and the Dinner.
     

    Brunch Program
    Networking | 10:30 am  - 11:30 am
    Brunch & Program | 11:30 am
     
    ENGINEERING ORGANIZATION VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
    Stefka Vacheva, EIT
    Heath & Lineback, Inc.

    YOUNG ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
    Holly Painter, PE
    KCI Technologies, Inc.
     
    MERIT AWARD WINNERS
     
    Gresham Smith
    SR10 / US 78 at SR 124 Displaced Left Turn
     
    Modern Mobility Partners, Inc.
    Virginia Avenue Smart Corridor Study

    HONOR AWARD WINNERS
     
    Michael Baker International
    Runway 21L EMAS
     
    American Engineers, Inc.
    Settingdown Road at Martin Road Roundabout

    ENGINEER OF THE YEAR IN GOVERNMENT
    Margaret B. Pirkle, PE
    Georgia Department of Transportation
     
    STATE AWARD WINNERS
     
    POND
    Samsung Electronics, Complex 3 Expansion
    Category: Industrial and Manufacturing Processes and Facilities
     
    RS&H, INC.
    Hardscrabble Green Loop Complete Street
    Category: Small Projects

    2020 EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
    Jacobs 
     
    STATE AWARD WINNERS

    ATKINS
    Renew Atlanta TSPLOST Program Management
    Category: Special Projects

    VHB
    Bay Street Widening
    Category: Transportation
     
    MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL
    Courtland Street Bridge Replacement
    Category: Structural Systems
     
    ENGINEERING INFLUENCE AWARD
    Griffith Lynch
    Georgia Ports Authority
     
    ENGINEERING IMPACT AWARD
    Virgil Williams
    Lake Lanier Islands Resorts
     
    LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN ENGINEERING
    G. Wayne Clough, Ph.D., PE
    Georgia Institute of Technology
     


    Dinner Program
    Networking | 5:00 - 6:00 pm
    Dinner & Program | 6:00 pm
     
     
    MERIT AWARD WINNERS

    Kun-young Chiu & Associates, Inc.
    Structural Investigation of Mathis City Auditorium

    Oasis Consulting Services
    Gillem Logistics Center, Building 150

    Kimley-Horn
    Capitol Square Extension
     
    Uzun + Case, LLC
    The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design

    Prime Engineering, Inc.
    Georgia International Convention Center (GICC) Area Development Program

    ENGINEERING STUDENT OF THE YEAR
    Ariel L. Dornisch
    Environmental Engineering Student, Mercer University
     
    ENGINEER OF THE YEAR IN CONSTRUCTION
    Kun-young Chiu, PE, F.ASCE
    Kun-young Chiu & Associates, Inc.
     
    ENGINEER OF THE YEAR IN EDUCATION
    Renee J. Butler, Ph.D., PE
    Kennesaw State University

    ENGINEER OF THE YEAR IN INDUSTRY
    John A. Pierson, PE, F.ASCE
    Georgia Tech Research Institute

    ENGINEER OF THE YEAR IN PRIVATE PRACTICE
    Anita Bandela Atkinson, PE
    Patterson & Dewar Engineers, Inc.
     
    HONOR AWARD WINNERS
     
    R2T, Inc.
    City of Atlanta Water Distribution System Model Calibration and Capital Improvement Plan Development

    Uzun + Case, LLC
    725 Ponce 

    CHA Consulting, Inc.
    US 27 at Custer Road Interchange Improvements

    STATE AWARD WINNERS

    WK DICKSON & CO., INC.
    Wastewater Facility Renovations
    Category: Water Resources or Waste and Storm Water

    KIMLEY-HORN
    Super Bowl LIII Transportation Playbook
    Category: Studies, Research, and Consulting Engineering Services

    UNITED CONSULTING
    The Edge on the BeltLine
    Category: Environmental
     
    GEORGIA ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
    Susan E. Burns, Ph.D., PE
    Georgia Institute of Technology

    ENGINEERING INFLUENCE AWARD
    Griffith Lynch
    Georgia Ports Authority
     
    ENGINEERING IMPACT AWARD
    Virgil Williams
    Lake Lanier Islands Resorts
     
    LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN ENGINEERING
    G. Wayne Clough, Ph.D., PE
    Georgia Institute of Technology
     

    GEORGIA ENGINEERING AWARDS - COVID-19 PLANS AND PROCEDURES
    After careful thought and a significant amount of planning with the Whitley Hotel, we have decided to move forward with the rescheduled Georgia Engineering Awards on Saturday, August 29th. While we would prefer to be able to hold this event in a manner similar to what we have done in the past, there are no guarantees that postponing the event to an even later date would allow us to do so. We also believe that it is best to honor the 2020 Award Winners in the year 2020 instead of postponing into 2021. Of course, there will be significant changes as outlined below. Please share this information with your invited guests as we do not have contact information for everyone.
    • In order to provide ample room for social distancing, the maximum capacity for the ballroom is 200 guests. To allow us to accommodate all award winners and guests, we will be dividing the Georgia Engineering Awards into two events – a brunch and a dinner – both on Saturday, August 29th. Both events will celebrate a mix of Engineer of the Year and Engineering Excellence Merit, Honor and State award winners. While the menus for a dinner and a brunch will obviously be different, both events will feature a similar level of high-end food and drinks (it’s a celebration, after all!).
     
    • While we will not be able to facilitate a reception in a separate area of the hotel, the ballroom and pre-function area will be open upon your arrival with plenty of time and space to mix and mingle at an appropriate distance (we hope you are as excited as we are to see our engineering industry friends in real life, as opposed to a Zoom meeting!). We do require that you wear a mask until you are seated at your table and utilize the hand sanitizer that will be placed throughout the meeting area. You can read ACEC Georgia's full In-Person Events Policy here.
     
    • Since we are dividing all of the awards and the attendees into two separate events, the Engineering Excellence Grand Prize Award and the People’s Choice Award will be awarded on Monday, August 31 at 11:00 AM via Zoom and Facebook Live and the winning firms will have the opportunity to give an acceptance speech at that time. It was important to us that the recipients of these high-level awards be able to have the largest audience possible for the “big reveal,” which wouldn’t be possible if we announced these awards with only half the attendees at one of the two in-person events.
     
    • There will be no on-site registration. We will send your table assignments to you in advance. Sponsors will receive their drink tickets by mail.
     
    • For this year only we are relaxing the dress code - the attire is business (not formal/black tie). We did not want our attendees to have to go out and shop if they are not comfortable doing so. And after six months of t-shirts and polo shirts, business attire will probably feel “formal” for many of us!
     
    • We are carefully dividing the Awards Presentation and all attendees into the two separate events. For each award, we understand that certain people are attending to support certain individual and/or project award winners. We are making every effort to make sure the right people will be in the room for the award winners, but there may be situations where this is just not possible. You can certainly let us know if you are not assigned to the event that best suits you, but please understand that there is little we can do with capacity restrictions that only allow for less than half of what we originally intended.
     
    • The Whitley Hotel has implemented safety practices training and procedures for hosting events (and for their hotel in general) that are consistent with the recommendations of the CDC, OSHA and Governor Kemp’s Executive Orders. Servers will wear masks and PPE, all food will be wrapped and silverware, while still elegant, will be disposable. You can learn more about their cleaning standards HERE.

    While this is obviously not the Georgia Engineering Awards we had originally planned, we are excited to have everyone join us for what we promise will be a fun event filled with great food, drinks and fellowship…and, most importantly, a true celebration of the exceptional engineers and excellent engineering projects that are being honored with these awards.
     
    If you were previously registered for the event, your registration has been automatically transferred. Please contact Jennifer Head with any questions.

    CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR THE 2020 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
     


    The safety of ACEC Georgia's members and guests remains our top priority while we resume in-person events. You can read our full In-Person Events Policy here.
     
    Location:

    The Whitley
    3434 Peachtree Road NE
    Atlanta, GA 30326

    Date/Time Information:

    Saturday, August 29, 2020

    Brunch
    Networking | 10:30 am  - 11:30 am 
    Brunch & Program | 11:30 am

    Dinner
    Networking | 5:00 - 6:00 pm 
    Dinner & Program | 6:00 pm
     


    Monday, August 31, 2020

    Live Virtual Announcement of People's Choice and Grand Prize Award Winners | 11:00 am

    Contact Information:
    Jennifer Head
    Fees/Admission:
    Table (10 Tickets) | $1,350
    Individual Tickets | $150
    Government Employee/Retired Engineer Tickets | $100
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