Chattanooga Project Wins Award In Statewide Engineering Competition

Project Completed By ARCADIS For City Of Chattanooga

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A project to transform and beautify a portion of Birchwood Pike Municipal Solid Waste Landfill has been recognized with a statewide award for excellence in engineering. Completed by engineering firm ARCADIS, the project titled Chattanooga Area 2 Closure Construction picked up a Grand Award in the Tennessee Engineering Excellence Awards competition sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee (ACEC of Tennessee).  The awards were presented on Tuesday.

The project focused on transforming 32-acres around the landfill into a grassy landscape by repurposing material from Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project began in August 2011, when engineers began using bio-solids from the wastewater treatment plant that met EPA regulations for land application. Soon after, the desired vegetative growth sprouted and the landfill is now green. 

The Engineering Excellence Awards were announced and presented during the ACEC of Tennessee awards banquet on Tuesday in Franklin, Tn. Hundreds of Tennessee engineers, business and civic leaders, and state, city and county officials from across the state attended the awards event.

A statewide project was also recognized. The TDOT Facility Attribute Surveys and Data Management project, completed by EnSafe Inc., picked up a Grand Award. The Surveying & Mapping project collected site data for TDOT, reducing draft and field survey time and resulting in significant cost savings. 

The top honor, the Grand Iris Award, went to a Nashville project, The Music City Center.  Completed by Ross Bryan Associates, Inc., the Music City Center project was broad in scope and initially presented significant design and construction challenges for the team. It opened successfully in 2013.



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