PRIME AE Group Wins Engineering Award

Shippee Bridge

Burrillville, RI – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named PRIME AE Group as a winner of a 2018 Bronze Engineering Excellence Awards for work on the Shippee Bridge project in Burrillville.

The Group was retained by Rhode Island Department of Transportation to construct a replacement for the former deteriorated bridge that could not accommodate present transportation needs. The new bridge was constructed in less than 120 days using accelerated bridge construction (ABC) methods with minimal impact to traffic and environment.

The project, constructed on time and within budget, is an aesthetically pleasing low-maintenance structure that can safely accommodate vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic.

The 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards were announced at the recent ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala with emcees Beth J. Larkin, PE, MBTA Assistant General Manager for Capital Delivery and Housamm (“Sam”) H. Sleiman, PE, CCM, MassPort Director of Capital Programs & Environmental Affairs.

“The awards honor this year’s most outstanding engineering accomplishments in Massachusetts,” said ACEC/MA President Michael J. Scipione, PE President and CEO of Weston & Sampson Engineering, Inc. “They are excellent examples of how engineers create projects that improve our lives and communities. Professional engineers are dedicated to providing quality infrastructure, providing safe and reliable water and energy, and making our buildings safe and energy efficient. We congratulate our winners on their exceptional achievements.”