GZA to Receive ACEC Diamond Engineering Excellence Award

ACEC of New York presents the Engineering Excellence Awards to projects that encompass both the public and private sector in a series of categories.

📅   Thu December 31, 2015 - Northeast Edition


ACEC of New York presents the Engineering Excellence Awards to projects that encompass both the public and private sector in a series of categories.
ACEC of New York presents the Engineering Excellence Awards to projects that encompass both the public and private sector in a series of categories.

Leading environmental and geotechnical consulting firm GZA was selected to receive a Diamond Award in the 2016 Engineering Excellence Awards Competition by ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies) of New York for its entry entitled, “OneNYC Retail Waterfront Emerges from Solid Waste” showcasing Thor Equities’ Brooklyn Bay Center Project on Shore Parkway in Brooklyn, N.Y.

ACEC of New York presents the Engineering Excellence Awards to projects that encompass both the public and private sector in a series of categories. ACEC of New York selected GZA for a Diamond Award in the category of special projects. The firm served as the remediation engineer of the project, designed the sub-slab depressurization system, and oversaw the environmental remediation.

All Diamond Award projects designed and built in New York State are in contention for the Empire Award, which is an award given to the highest rated project in New York State. Furthermore, as a Diamond Award winner, the project is designated as one of the finalists to represent ACEC of New York in the national competition sponsored by ACEC.

Each year, judges evaluate project submittals from more than 60 member firms based on a rigorous set of criteria, including complexity, innovation and value to society. A panel of industry experts that includes military and government officials, ACEC National and International leadership, educators from colleges’ and universities’ engineering departments, and leadership from other organizations dedicated to the built environment judge the projects. ACEC of New York will honor award recipients at the 49th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on March 19, 2016, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.