MGM Project Gets ACEC/MA Gold Award

MGM Springfield

Springfield, MA – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named the MGM project in Springfield as a 2019 Gold winner for Engineering Excellence.

The winning team included engineers from TEC, Inc. of Andover for transportation engineering; Allen & Major Associates, Inc. of Woburn for civil engineering; Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. of Boston for geotechnical engineering; NV5 of Boston for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering; De Simone Consulting Engineers of Boston for structural engineering; and Andelman & Lelek Engineering, Inc. of Norwood for LEED engineering.

At a value of over $960 million, the MGM Springfield resort casino is the largest private development project in the history of western Massachusetts.

MGM and the project team transformed over 30 individual properties into a vibrant redevelopment project that creatively integrated complex historic structures and facades, used specialized soil testing to support an economical foundation system, updated a maze of outdated utilities, and tied the project into downtown with an enhanced multimodal transportation system.


The MGM project moved swiftly in a highly regulated environment from initial due diligence to the grand opening, providing over 3,000 new jobs to the region.

The 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards were announced at the recent ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala with special guest emcees Jonathan L. Gulliver, Highway Administrator at MassDOT, and Frederick A. Laskey, executive director of MWRA.