Weston & Sampson Wins ACEC/MA Award

Overview of Black Brook Road reconstruction

Peabody, MA – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Weston & Sampson, headquartered in Peabody, as a winner of a 2018 Silver Engineering Excellence Awards for work on the Black Brook Road reconstruction and slope stabilization project in Savoy.

Weston & Sampson was retained by the town of Savoy to evaluate Black Brook Road, 1.3 miles of which was destroyed by storm flows from Tropical Storm Irene. Black Brook Road is a critically important connector in Savoy.

Weston & Sampson evaluated the storm-ravaged roadway, secured all funding, prepared final designs, and provided construction administration to achieve roadway reconstruction and slope stabilization without using taxpayer money.

The collaboration between the town’s personnel, consultants/contractors, state legislators, gubernatorial administrations, and five funding sources for the project is a testament to persistence, innovation, and resilience. The reconstructed roadway benefits residents, the town, surrounding communities, and emergency response services within Savoy.

“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 or lives and communities.”

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 and environmental affairs.