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ACEC/RI 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards

| June 27, 2018

Providence, RI – Executive Director Marcel Valois of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Rhode Island announced the recipients of the 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards at the ACEC/RI annual meeting on June 5.

  • The 1st place Gold Anchor Award for a Project with Construction Costs of More than $10M was awarded to Wright-Pierce for the implementation of nutrient removal upgrades for the city of Cranston. Carlin Contracting Co., Inc. served as the contractor, and the plant operator is Veolia Water North America.
  • The 1st place Gold Anchor Award for a Project with Construction Costs of Less than $10M was awarded to Pare Corporation for the wastewater treatment facility levee design for the Warwick Sewer Authority. Hart Engineering and DiGregorio & Sons, Inc. were the contractors, and VHB provided the hydrologic/hydraulic analysis.
  • The 2nd place Blue Ribbon Hope Award for a Project with Construction Costs of More than $10M was awarded to Pare Corporation for the design of the Central Bridge No. 182 (renamed Veteran’s Memorial Bridge) replacement project in Barrington for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation. Cardi Corporation was the contractor for the project.
  • The 2nd place Blue Ribbon Hope Award for a Project with Construction Costs of Less than $10M was awarded to Jacobs for the PVD federal inspection service (FIS) area renovation and expansion project for the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) in Warwick. The contractor was Dimeo Construction.
  • Additionally, three Gold Star 3rd place awards for Outstanding Professional Design Excellence for a Project with Construction Costs of Less than $10M were presented to:
  • Wright-Pierce for the Globe Street sewer improvements for the city of Fall River Department of Community Utilities. K.R. Rezendes, Inc. was the contractor for the project, and Veolia Water North America is the system operator.
  • VHB for the roadway improvements to Narragansett Avenue on Prudence Island for the town of Portsmouth, R.I. PJ Keating was the contractor for the project.
  • Gordon R. Archibald, Inc. for the replacement of the Great Island Bridge No. 499 in Narragansett for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation. MIG Corporation was the general contractor.  Other team members were Paul B. Aldinger & Associates for geotechnical subconsultant, Applied Bio-Systems, Inc. as a wetlands subconsultant, Antonio P. Franco & Associates for electrical, David S. Robinson & Associates, Inc. for marine archaeological, and Bradford Associates for landscape architecture/visual analysis.

These awards recognize engineering achievements that demonstrate a higher degree of merit and ingenuity and contribute to the infrastructure of Rhode Islandand the surrounding communities.  The award titles are designed in recognition of the Rhode Island State Flag and to commemorate the State’s great engineering history.

ACEC-RI is a professional association representing 42 engineering firms doing business in Rhode Island.

The Awards Luncheon was held at the O’Club (Navy Officers Club) in Newport.  The keynote speaker was Director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation Peter Alviti, Jr.  He gave an update on the status of the RhodeWorks Program, a landmark piece of legislation that provides a steady funding source to rebuild Rhode Island’s transportation infrastructure, and RIDOT’s 10-year strategic plan to systematically repair roads and bring the state’s bridges into a state of good repair.

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