• 2016 ACEC Georgia Engineering Excellence Award Winners Recognized

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    February 15, 2016

    Walter P Moore Named Grand Prize Recipient for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights

    ATLANTA – February 15, 2016 I ACEC Georgia honored the recipients of its 2016 Engineering Excellence Awards during the Engineers Week Awards Gala Saturday evening, paying tribute to exemplary achievements and contributions of the engineering industry across the state.

    Grand Prize winner, Walter P Moore, took top honors for its structural engineering work on the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm delivered elegant and economical solutions for the challenging site, including the testing of seven different solutions for the foundation. The outside curving façade walls of the facility give the illusion of interlocking arms, encompassing three floors of historical content which highlight American civil rights and current human rights issues from around the world.

    The Grand Prize winner was chosen from five State Award winners, which were selected by the judging panel as the top projects submitted for consideration. In addition to Walter P Moore, the State Award winners included:

    This year also included the presentation of a Small-Scale Project of the Year award for projects with a total construction budget that did not exceed $2.5 million. Hofstadter and Associates, Inc. took home the inaugural award for its efforts to revitalize and restore downtown Vidalia, Georgia with its Sidewalks, Lighting and Park project. Nine Honor Award recipients were also recognized during the evening for their projects:

    • AECOM Technical Services, Inc. for TIA Program Management – Band 1 (River Valley, Central Savannah River Area and Heart of Georgia regions)

    • Burns & McDonnell for the Georgia Army Guard Macon Readiness Center (Macon, Georgia)

    • CHA Consulting for Social Circle-Fairplay Road at Hard Labor Creek Regional Reservoir (Social Circle, Georgia)

    • Heath & Lineback Engineers, Inc. for the Broad Avenue Bridge over the Flint River (Albany, Georgia)

    • Kimley-Horn for Avalon (Alpharetta, Georgia)

    • Pond & Company for the Atlanta Gas Light STRIDE Duluth Pipeline (Duluth, Georgia)

    • Pond & Company for the Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center (Atlanta, Georgia)

    • Pond & Company for the Barrow Academic Building at Lanier Technical College (Winder, Georgia)

    • Woolpert, Inc. for the MARTA Buckhead Station Pedestrian Bridge 3D Laser Scanning to 3D Revit Model (Atlanta, Georgia)

    A panel of four judges selected the award winners: Meg Pirkle, Chief Engineer for the Georgia Department of Transportation; Angela Snyder, Project Manager for Wolverton & Associates; Kip Stokes, Vice President for Balfour Beatty Construction; and Eddie Williams, President and CEO for Keck & Wood, Inc. The projects were selected based upon several criteria: project uniqueness and innovative applications; future value to the engineering profession; perception by the public; social, economic and sustainability considerations; complexity; and successful fulfillment of client/owner needs, including schedule and budget. 

    Sasha Ugi, Director, Communications & Marketing
    sasha.ugi@acecga.org, (404) 537-1415