The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) recently recognized three Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) projects as part of its annual state and national Engineering Excellence Awards programs. These projects – the China Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, the Hoover Mason Trestle at the historic Bethlehem Steel plant, and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum slurry wall resupport in New York, NY – received multiple awards recognizing their engineering achievements.
The China Pavilion received one of five Gold Awards from the ACEC of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) chapter for demonstrating the highest degree of merit in the program. The Hoover Mason Trestle received an ACEC/MA Bronze Award. “These winning projects exemplify ingenuity and professionalism and represent the breadth of engineering’s contribution to our everyday lives,” said ACEC/MA President David Vivilecchia on the organization’s website. The awards were announced at the ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence & Awards Gala on Wednesday, 16 March 2016.
The National September 11 Memorial and Museum received a Diamond Award from the ACEC of New York (ACEC/NY) chapter. “The buildings … and more that we honor are essential to the well-designed, efficient, and amazing world that our children and our children’s children will inherit and inhabit, both here in New York and around the world,” said ACEC/NY Chair Charles Gozdziewski in a press release. The award was announced at the ACEC/NY Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on Saturday, 19 March 2016.
The China Pavilion and National September 11 Memorial and Museum projects also received National Recognition Awards as part of the ACEC National Engineering Excellence Awards competition, which considers all state-level winners from across the United States. The national winners were announced at the ACEC’s annual black-tie gala on Tuesday, 19 April 2016.