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.


    All winners will be recognized during the Georgia Engineering Awards. The March 14th event has been postponed until  August 29th 2020 at the Whitley in Buckhead, Ga . The 2021 ACEC Georgia Engineering Excellence Awards will open again for submissions in late August 2020.





    • State Award Winners

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


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


    Michael Baker International
    Courtland Street Bridge Replacement
    Category: Structural Systems


    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


    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.


    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



  • 2020 Georgia Engineering Awards

    All Engineering Excellence Award winners will be honored during the 2020 Georgia Engineering Awards, a black tie to be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at The Whitley Atlanta Buckhead. Make plans to attend this elegant celebration of your firm's achievement and the engineering industry as a whole!


    ACEC Georgia Engineering Excellence Award winners will receive:

    • Mention in a feature article in an issue of Engineering Georgia magazine
    • Recognition during the 2020 Georgia Engineering Awards
    • Option to submit digital photographic project panel at the 2020 Georgia Engineering Awards (virtual project panel must be submitted to be part of the selection for People’s Choice Award). 
    • Professional photography of winning firm with the award during the 2020 Georgia Engineering Awards for firm use
    • Visibility to more than 500 peers and clients at the 2020 Georgia Engineering Awards
    • 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
    • Grand Award Winner project photo framed and displayed for one year in ACEC Georgia’s office
    • Additional benefits to be named



    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, 2017 and October 31, 2019. The completed official entry form must be signed by both the entrant and the client/owner (senior executives/officials) confirming this fact. Company representative may be contacted by phone by judging panel. 


    Engineering projects may be entered in 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.