The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado announced its 2013 Colorado Engineering Excellence Awards winners at a gala event held Nov. 5, at the historic Brown Palace Hotel.
Seven Colorado engineering firms received Engineering Excellence Awards and were among 24 projects submitted by firms statewide.
These projects will now advance to the ACEC National Competition that will be held on April 23, 2013, in Washington D.C.
The Engineering Excellence Awards top honor, the Grand Conceptor, was given to The RMH Group for the Toyota Elephant Passage project at the Denver Zoo.
Merrick-McLaughlin Whitewater Design Group was honored for its design of the Hartland Dam fish and boat passage near Delta. Their design involved removing a vertical drop at an existing diversion dam and designing an environmentally sensitive, multi-channel river system to enable both fish passage and boat passage. The new state-of-the-art fish passage facility now allows native Colorado endangered fish to negotiate the diversion dam, promoting the recovery of these species. The new boat passage channel provides a safer white water recreational experience for kayakers and rafters.
For information on all the projects submitted, visit www.acec-co.org.blog comments powered by Disqus