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    Engineering Excellence Awards

     

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    The Engineering Excellence Awards are an annual design competition provided by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia (ACEC Georgia). The Engineering Excellence Awards recognize engineering achievements demonstrating the highest degree of merit and ingenuity. Entries are rated on the basis of uniqueness and originality; future value to the engineering profession; social, economic and sustainable development considerations; complexity; and successful fulfillment of client/owner’s needs. The Awards offer all competition entrants a valuable opportunity to be recognized by showcasing their talent, their expertise and their profession.

     

    Key Dates & Deadlines

    1. October 8, 2020 | Awards Open for Entries
    2. November 9, 2020 | Full Entries Must Be Submitted by 5 p.m. and Payment Received by ACEC Georgia
    3. By December 8, 2020 | Judging Complete and Winner Notification
    4. January 8, 2021 | Entries Due for National Submissions (Only State Award Winners Qualify)
    5. Spring 2021 | All-Winners Recognized During the 2021 Engineering Excellence Awards Cocktail Reception

     

    Categories

    (1) Studies, Research and Consulting Engineering Services

    (2) Building/Technology Systems

    (3) Structural Systems

    (4) Environmental

    (5) Water Resources or Waste and Storm Water

    (6) Transportation

    (7) Energy

    (8) Industrial and Manufacturing Processes and Facilities

    (9) Small Projects

    (10) Special Projects

     

    Reference Documents

    Call for Entries Information Packet

    Entry Requirements

    Category Delineations

    Award Submittal FAQs

    Judging Criteria, Guideline Definitions and Additional Information

     

    2021 Engineering Excellence Awards Cocktail Reception

    Taking place in the Spring of 2021, this exclusive reception will be for all Award winners and their clients/owners of the winning projects. All winners will be able to pick up their engraved crystal award at this event, State Award winners will be recognized during the event, and the Grand Prize Award and People’s Choice Awards will be announced. 


    Publicity

    ACEC Georgia Engineering Excellence Award winners will receive:

    • Winning projects will be featured in Engineering Georgia magazine
    • Engraved Crystal Award for all State, Honor and Merit Award Winners
    • State Award Winners are eligible to compete for ACEC National Engineering Excellence Awards 
    • State Award Winners will be recognized during the 2021 Engineering Excellence Awards Cocktail Reception
    • All Award winners will receive two complimentary tickets to the 2021 Engineering Excellence Awards Cocktail Reception, taking place in the Spring of 2021. ACEC Georgia will invite the owner/client of the award-winning project to attend this reception as well 
    • Professional photoshoot of winning firms with their award during a specified time and location of ACEC Georgia's choosing. Photographs will be available for firm use
    • Visibility to clients and engineering professionals at the 2021 Engineering Excellence Awards Cocktail Reception
    • Project and firm name recognition in a press release distributed to media and trade publications statewide
    • Project and firm recognition in ACEC Georgia communications, including social media and website
    • Dedicated social media posts for all Engineering Excellence State and Honor Award recipients
    • Grand Award Winner project photo framed and displayed for one year in ACEC Georgia’s office

     

    Eligibility

    Any firm maintaining a Georgia office and engaged in the private practice of consulting engineering is eligible to enter. Projects executed anywhere in the world are eligible; however, the firm’s Georgia office must have had a leadership role in the project (designed in Georgia) to be eligible.

     

    Studies, Research and Consulting Engineering Services (Category 1), or survey and mapping projects (included in Category 10) must have been publicly disclosed by the client between November 1, 2017, and October 31, 2019. Construction of projects (Categories 2-10) must have been substantially completed and ready for use between November 1, 2019 and October 31, 2020. The completed official entry form must be signed by both the entrant and the client/owner (senior executives/officials) confirming this fact. The company representative may be contacted by phone by the judging panel. 

     

    Engineering projects may be entered into one of ten categories. A project may be entered only once in any category. However, after a project entered in Category 1 has been constructed, it may be entered in a different category in the eligible year.

     

    ACEC Georgia guidelines are used for Georgia submissions only. If a submittal receives a State Award, the firm can choose to submit for a national award. If submitting for a national award, please follow the guidelines outlined by ACEC National, as they differ from Georgia.

     

     

    • CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020 ACEC GEORGIA ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE

      GRAND AWARD WINNER: 

       

       

      MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL

      COURTLAND STREET BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

      ATLANTA, GEORGIA

       

      CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020 ACEC GEORGIA ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE

      PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER: 

       

      WK DICKSON & CO., INC.

      WASTERWATER TREATMENT FACILITY RENOVATIONS

      DAHLONEGA, GEORGIA

       

      CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020 ACEC GEORGIA ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARDS WINNERS!

       

    • State Award Winners

     

    Atkins, Member of the SNC-Lavalin Group
    Renew Atlanta TSPLOST Program
    Category: Special Projects

     

    Kimley-Horn
    Super Bowl LIII Transportation Planning Playbook
    Category: Studies, Research and Consulting Engineering Services

     

    Michael Baker International
    Courtland Street Bridge Replacement
    Category: Structural Systems

     

    Pond
    Samsung Electronics, Complex 3 Expansion
    Category: Industrial and Manufacturing Processes and Facilities

     

    RS&H, Inc.
    Hardscrabble Green Loop Complete Street
    Category: Small Projects

     

    United Consulting
    The Edge on the Beltline
    Category: Environmental

     

    VHB
    Bay Street Widening
    Category: Transportation

     

    WK Dickson & Co., Inc.
    Wastewater Treatment Facility Renovations
    Category: Water Resources or Waste and Storm Water

     

    Honor Award Winners

     

    American Engineers, Inc.
    Settingdown Road at Martin Road Roundabout
     

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

     

    Michael Baker International
    Runway 21L EMAS at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport

     

    R2T, Inc.
    Water Distribution System Model Calibration and CIP Development

     

    Uzun + Case
    725 Ponce

     

    Merit Award Winners

     

    Gresham Smith
    SR 10 / US 78 at SR 124 Displaced Left Turn; Including Henry Clower Blvd.

     

    Kimley-Horn
    Capital Square Extension

     

    Kun-Young Chiu & Associates, Inc.
    Structural Evaluation of Mathis City Auditorium

     

    Modern Mobility Partners, Inc.
    Virginia Avenue Smart Corridor Study

     

    Oasis Consulting Services
    Gillem Logistics Center, Building 150

     

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

     

    Uzun + Case
    The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design

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