Engineering Excellence Awards

ACEC Colorado 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards

Eligibility
Any Colorado engineering or surveying firm is eligible to enter the EEA program, regardless of whether the firm is an ACEC Colorado member. Projects entered into the ACEC Colorado competition may have been executed anywhere in the world; however, to be eligible, at least 50 percent of the project work must have been done by the entering firm’s Colorado office. Construction of projects entered into the 2019 competition must have been substantially completed and ready for use between Nov. 1, 2016 – Sept. 17, 2018. Noncompliance with the Official Rules may disqualify an entry. ACEC Colorado will not be responsible for any damages to or loss of entered materials. The ACEC Colorado Awards Committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility for all entries. Entries must meet the judges’ rating guidelines found in the Official Rules.

The ACEC Colorado Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) program annually recognizes consulting engineering firms for projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement and value.  For 50 years, Colorado firms have entered their most innovative projects and studies into this competition. The ACEC Colorado EEA program generally follows entry guidelines established for the ACEC National EEA program.

ACEC Colorado Resources
2019 Official Rules
2019 Intent-to-Enter
2019 Checklist
2019 Photo Release Form

ACEC National Resources
Call for Entries Brochure
EEA Submission Changes
Sample PowerPoint Presentation
ACEC Logo (PDF version | JPEG version)
EEA 50th Anniversary Logo
EEA Checklist

Important Dates
2018

  • June 29       Deadline to Receive Early Bird Discounted Intent-To-Enter Form Rate (available to members only; due at midnight)
  • July 27         Deadline to Complete Online Intent-to-Enter Form With Payment*
  • Aug. 20         Deadline to Submit Online Required Material & Optional Reference Material
  • Aug. 27         Deadline to Deliver Project Board to ACEC Colorado Office (due by noon)
  • Sept. 8          Filming of Project Manager(s)/Principal(s)
  • September Judging
  • Oct. 19          Deadline for Names of Firm Representative(s) and Client(s)/Owner(s) Accepting Award at Luncheon
  • Nov. 5            Luncheon & Awards Program (Warwick Hotel, Denver)
  • Jan. 4            Deadline to Submit to ACEC National Competition (if referred from ACEC Colorado competition)
  • Jan. 16          Firm Representative Available by Phone for ACEC National Interview

2019

  • Feb. 6-10      ACEC National Judging
  • May 7            ACEC National EEA Dinner and Gala Awards Program (Washington, D.C.)

 

MARKETING-COMMUNICATION ROI
Just for entering the ACEC Colorado EEA competition, your firm receives:

  • Recognition for the project and your firm as award recipients
  • Award for you and your client
  • Professionally produced, web-ready video about the project
  • Guaranteed media coverage in trade publications
  • Coverage in ACEC Colorado publications and social media

Visit this webpage frequently for important updates and the official entry materials.

 

2018 Engineering Excellence Award

  • Watch 2018 EEA winners’ project videos
  • Read 2018 EEA news release
  • View photos from 2018 EEA Luncheon
  • Download commemorative card listing 2018 winners

2018 Grand Conceptor Award
Innovative Long-Term Biological Treatment Facility for Petroleum-Contaminated Soil project (AECOM)

2018 Excellence Award
Nuclear Reactor Vessel Water Jet Peening Tool Development Bridge and Pump Equipment (Merrick & Company)

2018 Honor Award
Colorado Hazard Mapping Program Post Flood Risk Analysis (AECOM)
Pipeline Triad Relocation (Farnsworth Group, Inc.)
I-70 Vail Underpass (Felsburg Holt & Ullevig)
Red Rocks Community College Student Recreation Center (The RMH Group)

2018 Merit Award
Town of Windsor Railroad Quiet Zone Project (Felsburg Holt & Ullevig)
Newton Court Family Housing Pedestrian Bridge Upgrade (Huitt Zollars)
Viceroy Palm Jumeriah Dubai Sculpture (KL&A Structural Engineers and Builders)
Auraria Higher Education Center Tivoli Quadrangle (Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers)

2018 Outstanding Graphics Award
Auraria Higher Education Center Tivoli Quadrangle – Click here to view project board
(Martin/Martin Engineering Consultants)

Marketing-Communication ROI
Just for entering the ACEC Colorado EEA competition, your firm receives:

  • Recognition for the project and your firm as award recipients
  • Awards for you and your client
  • Professionally produced, web-ready video about the project
  • Guaranteed media coverage in trade publications
  • Coverage in ACEC Colorado publications and social media
  • Other benefits (click here to read one firm’s perspective on return from winning the ACEC Colorado 2016 Grand Conceptor Award)

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Jan. 5, 2018 Deadline to Submit to ACEC National Competition (if referred from ACEC Colorado competition)
  • Jan. 16, 2018 Firm Representative Available by Phone for ACEC National Interview
  • Feb. 16-18, 2018 ACEC National Judging
  • April 17, 2018 ACEC National EEA Awards Gala (Washington, D.C.)
  • June 14, 2018 How-to-Enter ACEC Colorado EEA Workshop

The ACEC Colorado Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) program annually recognizes consulting engineering firms for projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement and value.  For 50 years, Colorado firms have entered their most innovative projects and studies into this competition. The ACEC Colorado EEA program generally follows entry guidelines established for the ACEC National EEA program.