SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the American Council of Engineering Companies of California (ACEC California) unveiled the 2016 recipients of its prestigious Engineering Excellence Awards. In all, 21 California firms representing 38 projects were named winners.
"Engineering and land surveying firms excel at serving California communities through extraordinary and innovative design in order to solve real-world problems," said Brad Diede, Executive Director of ACEC California. "This year's award winners were no exception - from providing critical clean water infrastructure to more efficient transportation improvement projects and world-class facilities - ACEC members are moving California forward." ACEC California's annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition recognizes outstanding achievements in engineering and land surveying projects completed by California firms. Entries are accepted into one of 12 project categories: studies, research and consulting engineering services; building/technology systems; structural systems; surveying and mapping technology; environmental; waste and storm water; water resources; transportation; special projects; small projects; energy; and industrial and manufacturing processes and facilities. 18 Honor Awards were granted to 12 firms and 20 Merit Awards were granted to 11 firms. An awards dinner, which is a fundraiser for the ACEC California Scholarship Foundation 501(c)3, will be held in San Francisco, February 2, 2017, and Honor Award winning projects will have photographic panels on display at the Capitol, outside of the Governor's office, in early 2017.