Chattanooga Area Projects In The Running For Statewide Award

3 Of The Projects Were Completed For Chattanooga

Monday, February 03, 2014

Three Chattanooga area projects are among those being considered in the 2014 Engineering Excellence Awards competition, presented by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee (ACEC 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 projects competing in the 2014 awards competition are:

· Chattanooga Regional Intelligent Transportation System

Completed by Atkins for the City of ChattanoogaAtkins completed phase 2 of the city’s regional intelligent transportation system which included construction engineering and inspection services. 

· Citico Creek Interceptor Rehabilitation

Completed by LDA Engineering & Cannon & Cannon, Inc. for the City of ChattanoogaLDA Engineering and Cannon & Cannon provided professional engineering services to the City of   Chattanooga to develop plans for a sanitary sewer interceptor project. 

· City of Chattanooga Area 2 Closure Construction

Completed by ARCADIS for the City of Chattanooga. ARCADIS transformed an uncovered 32-acre portion of Birchwood Pike Municipal Solid Waste Landfill (Area 2) into a grassy landscape by repurposing material from Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

· Facility Attribute Surveys and Data Management (statewide)

Completed by EnSafe Inc. for TDOT. EnSafe surveyed and mapped 72 TDOT facilities (more than 850 acres) using a Topcon Pulse Total Station, to collect site attributes. The work reduced TDOT’s draft  and field survey time, resulting in a significant cost savings. 

· Marion County Park Shoreline Stabilization (Jasper, TN)

Completed by Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. for TDOT. Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. provided approximately 1,600 feet of stabilization and enhancement to a severely eroded shoreline around the Marion County Park peninsula. The public beach access and swimming areas were also enhanced by adding a floating metal boat dock and planting native vegetation. The project was required and approved by the TVA and Army Corps of Engineers as mitigation for fill into Nickajack Lake during replacement of the SR-2 Bridge.

Project entries from Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis and surrounding areas are also up for consideration. The winners of the 2014 Engineering Excellence Awards will be announced on the evening of Tuesday, March 11, during an awards banquet at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Franklin.

In 2013, Memphis engineering firm, EnSafe Inc., won the top honor in the competition, The Grand Iris Award, for its environmental project, Successful Low-Concentration TCE Remedy in Groundwater, completed for the United States Navy installation in Millington, Tn. 


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