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Engineering Excellence Gala 2015 Release, March 2015

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015

ACEC New York Presents 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards

One World Trade Center, Jaros, Baum & Bolles Wins Top Award

NEW YORK, March 28, 2015 ? On Saturday, March 28, over 700 consulting engineers and clients attended the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York’s (ACEC New York) 48th annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala at the Waldorf Astoria. Awards were presented to 100 ACEC New York member projects in the following categories: studies, research, and consulting services; building/technology systems; structural systems; surveying and mapping technology; environmental; waste and storm water; water resources; transportation; energy; industrial and manufacturing processes and facilities; and special projects.

?ACEC New York is proud to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our member firms represented by these projects,? said Joseph Amato, ACEC New York Chairman. ?Engineers are an essential part of our communities, designing the bridges and roads that carry us from place to place, the buildings that house us and our workplaces, and the water treatment systems that are necessary for a healthy environment. It is our mission as an organization to make sure these amazing, innovative contributions to life, as we know it, do not go unrecognized.?

ACEC New York also honored two exceptional New York agencies through named Awards of Merit. The Award of Merit honorees for 2015 are the New York City Department of Design and Construction and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation for the breadth of their operations, coordination with numerous other agencies, and commitment to design excellence. The New York City Department of Buildings was also honored with the first-ever Design Industry Excellence Award for the successful development and implementation of the 2014 construction codes. Proceeds from the event benefitted the ACEC New York Scholarship Fund, formally the New York Consulting Engineering Scholarship & Educational Fund.

Diamond Awards were presented to the 25 most exceptional projects, both within New York State and worldwide. Joan McDonald, Commissioner for the NYS Department of Transportation, acted as the Master of Ceremonies for the Diamond Award presentations.

The Empire Award, the top-rated project designed and built completely within New York State, was announced that night and presented to Jaros, Baum & Bolles for One World Trade Center, which features a number of innovative features for sustainability and safety, including lighting, HVAC, and wastewater recycling systems.

Projects that received Diamond Awards that evening were:

Studies, Research and Consulting Engineering Services

  • Dagher Engineering, PLLC: Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Sam Schwartz Engineering, DPC: Super Bowl XLVIII Transportation Planning and Logistics
  • Weidlinger Associates, Inc.: 7 World Trade Center: Collapse Analysis and Assessment

Building/Technology Systems

  • Jaros, Baum & Bolles: One World Trade Center
  • Joseph R. Loring & Associates, Inc.: Latvian National Library
  • Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.: Cornell University, Bill and Melinda Gates Hall, New Computing and Information Science Building

Structural Systems

  • Arup: Fulton Center Sky-Reflector Net
  • Erdman Anthony: Forest Home Drive Bridge Rehabilitation
  • HNTB New york Engineering, P.C.: Rapid Replacement of I-84 Bridges
  • Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers: Manhattan West Penn Station Rail Corridor Overbuild Platform
  • Robert Silman Associates DPC: Polonsky Shakespeare Center
  • Thornton Tomasetti: Florida Polytechnic University Innovation, Science and Technology Building

Surveying and Mapping Technology

  • Naik Consulting Group, P.C.: Fulton Center Sky-Reflector Net


  • Distinct Engineering Solutions, Inc.: #7 Subway Extension Site K

Waste and Stormwater

  • Greeley and Hansen LLC / Hazen and Sawyer, P.C. / Malcolm Pirnie (ARCADIS): Whale Creek Sludge Dock and Transport Vessel – Contracts 50/50A
  • Hazen and Sawyer, P.C. / CH2M HILL: Designing Supplemental Carbon Systems to Achieve High Level Nutrient Removal at Large Wastewater Treatment Plants

Water Resources

  • L.K. McLean Associates, PC / Dewberry: NY 110 Drainage and Roadway Improvements


  • Arup: Fulton Center
  • Creighton Manning Engineering, LLP: Washington Ave/Fuller Rd Intersection Reconstruction Project
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff / Parsons Transportation Group: Superstorm Sandy Repair & Rehabilitation – Montague Tunnels

Special Projects

  • Arora and Associates, P.C.: Route 35 Emergency Repairs
  • Concessi Engineering, P.C.: New York Times Building Central Mechanical Systems Upgrade
  • Langan Engineering, Environmental, Surveying and Landscape Architecture, DPC: New York Police Academy


  • Jacob, Feinberg, Katz & Michaeli Consulting Group: American Vanadium US Inc. Gildemeisters CellCube Engineering Analysis for 2 Broadway

Industrial and Manufacturing Processes and Facilities

  • C&S Companies: Sunoco Slurry Process System Upgrades

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ACEC New York is a proactive coalition of 280 firms representing every discipline of engineering related to the built environment (civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, environmental, geotechnical) and affiliated companies. Our shared goals are to further the business interests of our membership, enhance the quality and safety of the environment we live and work in, and help ensure the vitality of our communities. For more information, visit www.acecny.org.

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