Pennoni Projects Recognized in Engineering Excellence Competitions
Mar 28, 2016
Annually, the state chapters of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) honors project achievements and accomplishments from member firms in the Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competitions.
The following Pennoni projects were recognized in their respective state competitions:
ACEC Maryland awarded Pennoni with a 2016 Honor Award for our work with the U.S. Army at the Aberdeen Test Center in Aberdeen, MD. Led by Maureen Decker, the project included the design of a traffic solution to the site's high-speed test track, which tests tracked, wheeled, and robotic military vehicles. Decker and members of the U.S. Army's Aberdeen Test Track team were recognized on February 18 at the ACEC MD Engineering Excellence Dinner. The project was also recognized with a National Recognition Award by the ACEC National Engineering Excellence Competition.
ACEC Pennsylvania recognized Pennoni with a 2016 Diamond Honor Award for work completed with the Township of Lower Merion. Township Engineer and Pennoni Chief Engineer Ed Pluciennik and Senior Geologist Tony Sauder worked on the phase II remediation of Glanraffan Creek's Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). The project involved the design and testing of a baffle system to enhance remediation of iron leachate to protect the ecology of the stream. Pluciennik, Sauder, and a Lower Merion Township representative accepted the award on March 10 at the ACEC PA Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet in Lancaster, PA.
Pennoni also received a Diamond Certificate for their work with the Philadelphia Streets Department and the Philadelphia Water Department on the Lock Street Bridge in Manayunk, PA. The project was managed by Pennoni’s Jennifer Reigle, Harry Laspee, and Jesse Gormley.
ACEC Ohio recognized Jones-Stuckey, A Division of Pennoni with the Outstanding Small Project Award for work completed with Scioto County on the Otway Covered Bridge in Otway, OH. The last surviving covered bridge in the county, the Otway Covered Bridge was built in 1874 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. After a tornado hit, Jones-Stuckey was retained to preserve the bridge and restore its structural capacity.
ACEC New Jersey recognized Pennoni with a 2016 Distinguished Award for work with the Burlington County Bridge Commission on the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. Led by Mike Ott, the project included the replacement of the original electrical equipment that was mounted to the bridge and the design of a 1,764 sf powerhouse to store the new electrical equipment for the bridge. Ott was recognized on March 16 at the ACEC NJ Engineering Excellence Award Banquet, which was held in Jamesburg, NJ.