Chattanooga Project In Running For Statewide Engineering Award

Monday, February 11, 2013

A Chattanooga area project is among those being considered in the 2013 Engineering Excellence Awards competition, presented by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee. The award is one of the highest honors a project team can receive and is considered the “Academy Awards of the engineering industry,” 

The Chattanooga project competing in the 2013 awards competition is Rossville Avenue to Main Street (the former Lockhart Brownfield site), completed by S&ME, Inc. for River City Company. 

The Brownfield clean-up project was completed with a risk-based methodology and an integrated cleanup approach that reduced the volume of soil requiring transportation to and off-site disposal in landfills, reducing subgrade soil preparation and providing a safer site for the Main Street district. 

Project entries from Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis are also up for consideration. The winners of the 2013 Engineering Excellence Awards will be announced on the evening of Tuesday, March 5, during an awards banquet at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Franklin.  

In 2012, Knoxville engineering firm, CDM Smith, won the top honor in the competition, The Grand Iris Award, for its project, John J. Duncan Jr., Knoxville Station Transit Center. 

“These projects represent the best in Tennessee engineering,” said Brad Winkler, PE, Parsons Brinckerhoff. “While we marvel at the complexities of many of these projects, the purpose of this honor is to recognize the contributions engineers make that affect the welfare of every Tennessean.” Donna Corlew, CPSM, FSMPS, C*Connect, serves as the awards program co-chair.   




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