Minnesota’s Outstanding Engineering Projects Honored
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN) announced the 2013 Engineering Excellence grand and honor award winners at its 46th annual awards banquet held January 25 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest. The 2013 scholarship recipients were also honored at the awards banquet.
2013 Grand Award Recipients
2013 Honor Award Recipients
2013 Scholarship Recipients
2013 Event Sponsors
This annual competition is the consulting engineering community’s chance to highlight the high caliber work being done in Minnesota and surrounding areas. Entries were judged on the basis of their originality and innovation; future value to the engineering profession; social, economic and sustainable design considerations; complexity; and how well they met the client’s needs. There are two tiers of awards: Grand, which is the highest honor, and whose recipients are eligible to compete for recognition at the national level, and Honor.
“This year, 15 firms submitted 29 truly outstanding projects,” ACEC/MN President Gene Sieve, Regional Manager for Burns & McDonnell said. “Engineers impact our lives every day, though we don’t often think about their work. The evening was a wonderful opportunity to shine a light on the diverse and important work they do to keep our cities, counties and our state going strong. They provide outstanding service not just to their clients, but the broader community.”
The awards banquet also recognizes a “People’s Choice Award” winning project, voted on by the engineers and clients in attendance at the event. The 2013 People’s Choice Winner was SRF Consulting Group, Inc. for the Lowry Avenue Bridge over the Mississippi River project.
2013 Grand Award Recipients
||City of Edina Water Treatment Plant No. 6|
||Washington Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation|
|Barr Engineering Company||Maplewood Mall Stormwater Retrofit|
|Bolton & Menk, Inc.||New Prague Wastewater Treatment Facility|
|Braun Intertec Corporation||TH 610 Intelligent Compaction on In-place Soils|
|Clark Engineering||Metrodome Roof Collapse|
|HR Green, Inc.||Edina-Richfield Interceptor Improvements|
|HR Green, Inc.||South St. Paul Interceptor Improvements|
|SRF Consulting Group, Inc.||Lowry Avenue Bridge over the Mississippi River|
|WSB & Associates, Inc.||Crystal Lake Flocculation Treatment System|
|Bolton & Menk, Inc.||Crosby Water System Improvements|
|Bolton & Menk, Inc.||Elmore Water & Wastewater System Improvements|
|Bolton & Menk, Inc.||Litchfield Wastewater Treatment Facility|
|Braun Intertec Corporation
||ISD 281 Outdoor Athletic Facilities Upgrade|
|Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc.||Agricultural BMP Handbook of TMDLs in Minnesota|
|I & S Group||Blue Earth County Ditch No 57 Improvement|
|Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. (SEH)||Brooklyn Park Water Treatment Plant|
|Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. (SEH)||Des Moines River Dam Removal|
|Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. (SEH)||Logan Tower Reconditioning|
|SRF Consulting Group, Inc.||Anoka County CR14 Design Build: A New Road, A New Way|
|SRF Consulting Group, Inc.||Broadway Avenue (CSAH 2) Reconstruction|
|SRF Consulting Group, Inc.||Metro Transit Arterial Transitway Corridors Study|
|Stantec||Centerville Downtown Stormwater Reclamation Phase 1|
|Stantec||St. James Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements|
|Steen Engineering, Inc.||Orness Plaza|
|Steen Engineering, Inc.||Sisters of St. Joseph – Carondelet Village|
||Radisson Road/Bunker Lake Boulevard Reconstruction|
|Ulteig Engineers, Inc.||Thief River Falls Regional Airport Runway 13/31 Rehabilitation|
|WSB & Associates, Inc.
||TH 169/Bren Road Public-Private Partnership|
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN) awarded 8 engineering scholarships totaling 22,000 this year, presenting the awards at the banquet.
These annual scholarship awards are given to students based on their leadership skills, school involvement, community activities, work experience, academic achievement and their understanding of the consulting engineering profession.
The ACEC/MN scholarship recipients are:
University of Minnesota, Duluth
- Travis Jensen: Civil Engineering (Don Stormoe Scholarship)
- Jared Olson: Civil Engineering (Braun Intertec Golf Scholarship)
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
- Luke Everson: Electrical Engineering
- Richard RJ Kakach: Civil Engineering
- Eric McElrath: Civil Engineering (Bob Rosene Scholarship)
- Nathan Warner: Civil Engineering
- Eric Vavra: Civil Engineering (Earl Oxley Scholarship)
University of St. Thomas
- Madeline Kreuser: Electrical Engineering
Chartwell Capital Solutions
Heley, Duncan & Melander, PLLP
Hiway Federal Credit Union
Meagher & Geer, PLLP
The Coleman Law Firm, LLC
Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. (SEH)
H. Robert Anderson & Associates, Inc.
Bolton & Menk, Inc.
Boulay CPAs & Advisors
Cretex Concrete Products
Ground Improvement Engineering
HLB Tautges Redpath
Kubes Law Office, PLLC
Dennis J. Linder & Associates
SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP
Central Consulting Group
Mackall, Crounse & Moore. PLC
Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc.
Cobb, Strecker, Dunphy , & Zimmermann
Concrete Paving Association of Minnesota
Marriott Minneapolis Northwest
Marriott Minneapolis West
Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association
Oak Marsh Golf Club