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The Port Mann Bridge is a 10-lane cable-stayed bridge over the Fraser River near Vancouver, British Columbia. T.Y. Lin International won ACEC Washington’s platinum award for its work as the lead design engineer and project design manager.

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T.Y. Lin wins platinum
for Port Mann Bridge

T .Y. Lin International won top honors in Washington’s 49th annual Engineering Excellence Awards on Jan. 22 for its design and project leadership role in the construction of the Port Mann Bridge near Vancouver, British Columbia.

The awards are sponsored by the Washington state chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies.

Jan. 25, 2016
A Special Section

This year, ACEC Washington honored 42 projects representing a wide range of engineering achievements and demonstrating the highest degree of skill and ingenuity.

The top five award winners — one platinum and four gold — will go on to compete in the ACEC national competition in Washington, D.C., in April.

Members of the three-judge panel were Walter Schacht, principal of Schact Aslani Architects; Linea Laird, chief engineer at the Washington State Department of Transportation; and Steve Johnston, engineer emeritus.

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington is a professional trade association representing consulting engineering, land surveying and affiliated scientific and planning firms statewide.

ACEC 2016 Engineering Excellence Awards

Structural systems

T.Y. Lin International
Project: Port Mann Bridge/Highway 1
Client:Transportation Investment Corp.
Gold Award: Energy
DLR Group
Project: NRG Stadium solar
Client: NRG Solar SC Stadium LLC
Gold Award: Structural systems
Project: Tilikum Crossing
Client: Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon
Gold Award: Waste and stormwater
Project: Manchester Stormwater Park
Client: Kitsap County
Gold Award: Water resources
Project: Calistoga Setback Levee
Client: City of Orting
Gold Awards
Unique or innovative applications
DCI Engineers
Project: 47 + 7
Client: Sustainable Living Innovations
Future value to engineering profession
Project: Kentch Reach habitat restoration and floodplain reconnection
Client: Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Successful fulfillment of client/owner needs
Osborn Consulting
Project: Venema natural drainage system
Client: Seattle Public Utilities
Social, economic and sustainable design
Project: Overlake Village south detention vault — integrated facilities
Client: City of Redmond
Complexity/Special judges award
KPFF Consulting Engineers
Project: UW Montlake Triangle and Rainier Vista
Client: University of Washington

Small projects

Project: Impatient Optimist
Client: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Structural systems

Cary Kopczynski & Co.
Project: Premiere on Pine
Client: Holland Partner Group
Structural systems

Coughlin Porter Lundeen and GeoEngineers
Project: Allen Institute for Brain Science
Client: Perkins+Will

DLR Group
Project: MGM Mandalay Bay solar design
Client: NRG Renew

Hanson Professional Services
Project: Nason Creek habitat restoration
Client: Chelan County Natural Resources Department
Special projects

Project: Mercer Corridor improvements
Client: Seattle Department of Transportation
Studies, research and consulting

North Corridor Transit Partners
(a joint venture of Parametrix and Parsons Brinckerhoff)

Project: Lynnwood Link Extension
Client: Sound Transit
Silver Awards
Social/economic sustainability

Golder Associates
Project: City of Yakima aquifer storage and recovery
Client: City of Yakima
Social/economic sustainability

Herrera Environmental Consultants
Project: Chambers Lake stormwater treatment wetlands
Client: City of Lacey
Social/economic sustainability

Landau Associates
Project: Yahoo eco-friendly cooling system upgrades
Client: M.A. Mortenson Co.
Successful fulfillment of client/owner needs

Anderson Perry & Associates
Project: Snake River wastewater crossing
Client: Port of Walla Walla
Successful fulfillment of client/owner needs

Wood Harbinger
Project: Kirkland Justice Center
Client: City of Kirkland
Future value to engineering profession

Project: City of Yakima railroad grade separation
Client: City of Yakima
Future value to engineering profession

Fsi Consulting Engineers
Project: Fran’s Chocolates production facility
Client: Fran’s Chocolates
Future value to engineering profession

Notkin Mechanical Engineers
Project: Ground source heat pumps and housing upgrades
Client: WA Patriot Construction

Jacobs and Hart Crowser
Project: State Route 167 Puyallup Bridge replacement
Client: Atkinson Construction

MWH Americas
Project: Wanapum Dam spillway remediation project
Client: Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County

Shannon & Wilson
Project: State Route 520 pontoon casting facility
Client: Washington State Department of Transportation
Unique or innovative applications

Project: Wastewater system improvements
Client: Nisqually Indian Tribe
Bronze Awards
Coughlin Porter Lundeen
Project: Shorewood High School
Client: Bassetti Architects
Exeltech Consulting
Project: Saltwater State Park Bridge rehabilitation
Client: City of Des Moines
Project: Dam safety monitoring system
Client: Portland General Electric
KPFF Consulting Engineers
Project: Mercer Corridor — West Phase
Client: Seattle Department of Transportation
Notkin Mechanical Engineers
Project: San Juan Museum of Art
Client: Richard Hobbs + Wagoner/Galloway Architects
Project: Park Lane pedestrian corridor enhancement project
Client: City of Kirkland
Reid Middleton
Project: Ivar’s Pier 54 seismic upgrades and renovation
Client: Ivar’s
Skillings Connolly
Project: 204th Street extension
Client: City of Lynnwood
Welch Comer & Associates
Project: Hawthorne Avenue, U.S. 395 to Walnut
Client: City of Colville
Wood Harbinger
Project: West Olympia Clinic Remodel
Client: TGB Architects
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
Project: Northeast Fourth Street extension, 116th to 120th avenues
Client: City of Bellevue

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