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Engineering Excellence Awards

Intent-To-Enter Deadline Extended to August 11

Begin Planning Now and Enter Your Project . . .

2018 ACEC Colorado Engineering Excellence Awards

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 Dates:
Nov. 1 – Sept 18, 2017 – Substantial Construction/Completion of Project Work to be Entered
June 15, 2017 – EEA How-to-Enter Workshop 8 – 10 a.m.  – ACEC Colorado office. No cost to attend, Registration Required
June 30, 2017 – Deadline to Intent-to-Enter to Receive Early Entry $100 Discount (due at midnight)
July 28, 2017 – Deadline to Complete Online Intent-to-Enter Form and Submitting Payment Information
Aug. 21, 2017 – Requested Materials for Online Submittal
Aug. 28, 2017 – Required Material for Delivery to ACEC Colorado
Oct. 20, 2017 Deadline for Names of Firm Representative(s) and Client(s)/Owner(s) Accepting Award at Luncheon
Nov. 6, 2017 Luncheon & Awards Program at the Denver Marriott City Center 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
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.)

Important Documents:

ACEC Colorado Documents

ACEC National Documents

Entry Fees

  • ACEC Colorado-member Firm Represented at Workshop: $395
  • ACEC Colorado-member Firm: $395 (received by June 30, 2017) | $495 (received June 30-July 28, 2017)
  • Non-member Firm: $1,195

(NOTE: Each entered project requires a separate entry fee and Intent-to-Enter Form. Each entry fee is non-refundable and non-transferable, regardless of whether entry material is submitted for a project. Limit one discount per entry; Firms may not combine a workshop discount with the June 30 discounted rate.)

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 2018 competition must have been substantially completed and ready for use between Nov. 1, 2015, and Sept. 15, 2017. 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.

Congratulations to these ACEC Colorado 2017 Engineering Excellence Award recipients, who were recognized in a ceremony on Nov. 7, 2016, in Denver. Projects by Colorado engineering firms are rated by a panel of industry professionals who judge each project on the criteria of uniqueness and innovative applications; future value to the engineering profession; perception by the public; social, economic, and sustainable development considerations; complexity; and successful fulfillment of client/owner’s needs, including schedule and budget. (Projects denoted with asterisks will advance to the national ACEC competition, which will be held April 25, 2017, in Washington, D.C.).

Visit the ACEC Colorado Channel on YouTube now to view videos of this year’s award-winning projects. Click here to read the full news release about these projects. Click here for photos of the Nov. 7, 2016, EEA event. Click here to download a printable card with all of the winners’ names.

Grand Conceptor Award
Hydrothermal Processing Pilot System (Merrick & Company)*

Excellence Award
Williams Monaco BNR Upgrades Project (Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.)*
Rueter-Hess Water Purification Facility (Dewberry)*
US 36 Boulder Turnpike Express Lanes Project (HDR Engineering, Inc.)*
HARBORCENTER (Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers)*
Antarctica In HD — Master Planning At The Bottom Of The Earth (Merrick & Company)*

Honor Award
SFCSD New Headworks & Dewatering Facilities (Farnsworth Group, Inc.)*
PAR 1088  —  South Platte Interceptor Project (HDR Engineering, Inc.)*
T-Mobile Arena | A New Venue And NHL Team For Las Vegas (ME Engineers)*
Peaks To Plains Trail: Clear Creek Canyon Segment Muller Engineering Company, Inc.)*
EJMT Fixed Fire Suppression System (Parsons Transportation Group, Inc.)*

Merit Award
Public Infrastructure TOD — 38th And Blake Street (AECOM)
21st Street And Wynkoop Street Urban Design Plan (AECOM)
I-70 Twin Tunnels Widening Project (Atkins)
Dodd Water Treatment Facility Upgrades (Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.)
2015 Pump Station Improvements  (Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.)
Lyons Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements (FEI Engineers, Inc.)
US 6 Design-Build (Felsburg Holt & Ullevig)
the ART, a hotel   (Martino & Luth, Inc.)
the ART, a hotel   (MDP Engineering Group)

Outstanding Graphics Award
Peaks To Plains Trail: Clear Creek Canyon Segment  (Muller Engineering Company, Inc.)

(* indicates project eligible to progress to ACEC National competition)