he 48th annual ACEC/MN Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet drew over 250 attendees to the Commons Hotel in Minneapolis on January 30, 2015. The Engineering Excellence Awards competition recognizes engineering achievements that exhibit the highest degree of merit and ingenuity. The evening began with Master of Ceremonies Bret Weiss, of WSB & Associates, Inc. welcoming members, clients and guests to the event, followed by a brief address from current President John Dillingham of Alliant Engineering, Inc.
This year 26 projects were submitted into the completion by 23 firms. The 2nd annual Grand Conceptor Award, designed to recognize the highest scoring project based on raw scores, was awarded to Meyer Borgman Johnson for their Northrop Memorial Auditorium Revitalization project.
For the fourth year a People’s Choice prize was awarded to the firm that received the highest number of votes by those who attended the awards banquet. The 2015 People’s Choice Winner was Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. for their I-494/34th Avenue Diverging Diamond Interchange project.
The evening also recognized the 2015 ACEC/MN scholarship recipients, presented by committee chair David Knaeble of the Civil Site Group. The Scholarship Committee distributed ten scholarships totaling $24,000.
Here are the 2015 Grand Award winners:
BKBM Engineers, Inc.
Amundson Hall Gore Annex Addition
CDM Smith Inc.
Hopkins Forcemain Improvements
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
I-494/34th Ave Diverging Diamond Interchange
Regional Indicators Initiative
Meyer Borgman Johnson
Northrop Memorial Auditorium Revitalization
Michaud Cooley Erickson
MSP Int’l Airport, Concourse E Restroom Upgrades
Buckman Coulee Diversion & TH 60/63 Reconstruction
Widseth Smith Nolting & Assoc., Inc.
Greenwood Street Corridor
Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc.
Designing a City for Zero Discharge
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