Awards

ACEC-RI Announces Engineering Excellence Awards

Providence, RI – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Rhode Island announced the recipients of the 2020 and 2021 Engineering Excellence Awards. Because of the pandemic, the 2020 awards presentation was postponed until the 2021 annual meeting, which was held on June 28 at the Hope Club.  

The award titles are designed in recognition of the Rhode Island state flag and commemorate the state’s engineering history. 

 In the Construction Costs MORE than $10M category:

  •  First place 2020 Gold Anchor Award: Pare Corporation for the R.I. Veterans Home in Bristol on behalf of the R.I. Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance.
  • First place 2021 Gold Anchor Award: VHB for the Wood River Valley Bridge Rehabilitation Design-Build Project between Hopkinton and Richmond on behalf of the R.I. Dept. of Transportation.
  • Second place 2021 Blue Ribbon Hope Award:  WSP USA, Inc. for the Newport Pell Bridge Partial Deck Replacement in Newport on behalf of the R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority.
  • Third place 2021 Gold Star Award: Pare Corporation for the Kingston Campus Brookside Hall on behalf of the University of R.I., Office of Capital Projects.
  • Third place 2021 Gold Star Award: WSP USA, Inc. for the Downtown Transit Connector in Providence on behalf of the R.I. Public Transit Authority.

In the Construction Costs LESS than $10M Category:

  • First place 2020 Gold Anchor Award: Garofalo & Associates, Inc. for the Slatersville Stone Arch Bridge No. 273 in North Smithfield on behalf of the R.I. Dept. of Transportation.
  • Second place 2020 Blue Ribbon Hope Award: Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. for the Providence River Siphon 78 inch Interceptor Replacement in Providence on behalf of the Narragansett Bay Commission.
  • Third place 2020 Gold Star Award: GM2 Associates, Inc. for the Superstructure Replacement of Bridge No. 653, I-95 over Oxford St in Providence on behalf of the R.I. Dept. of Transportation.
  • Third place 2020 Gold Star Award: Green International Affiliates, Inc. for the Roundabout at Intersection of Routes 102 & 117 in Coventry on behalf of the R.I. Dept. of Transportation.
  • Third place 2020 Gold Star Award: VHB for the Lincoln School STEAM Hub in Providence on behalf of the Lincoln School.
  • First place 2021 Gold Anchor Award: Beta Group, Inc. for the East Bay Pipeline Sliplining in Bristol, Barrington, and Warren on behalf of the Bristol County Water Authority.
  • Second place 2021 Blue Ribbon Hope Award: Green International Affiliates, Inc. for the Two Roundabouts at the Diamond Hill Road (Route 114) and I-295 Interchange in Cumberland on behalf of the R.I. Dept. of Transportation.
  • Third place 2021 Gold Star Award: Bryant Associates, Inc. for the Roundabout Design at the Tiverton Casino in Tiverton on behalf of the Twin River Management Group, Inc.
  • Third place 2021 Gold Star Award: DiPrete Engineering for the Tilted Barn Brewery in Exeter on behalf of the Tilted Barn Brewery.
  • Third place 2021 Gold Star Award: McMahon Associates for the Safe Routes to School throughout R.I. on behalf of the R.I. Dept. of Transportation.
  • Third place 2021 Gold Star Award: Pare Corporation for the Larry Mouradjian Fishing Pier, located at Rocky Point State Park in Warwick on behalf of the R.I. Dept. of Environmental Management.
  • Third place 2021 Gold Star Award: Tighe & Bond, Inc. for the Union Street Pumping Station Creates Crucial Connection to Water Supply in Portsmouth on behalf of the Portsmouth Water and Fire District/Town of Portsmouth. 

The keynote speaker was Carlos C. Machado, MBA, the Rhode Island division administrator for the Federal Highway Administration of the United States Dept. of Transportation.

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