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Magnusson Klemencic Associates won ACEC Washington’s platinum award for its role as the public realm lead in the Elliott Bay Seawall project in Seattle.

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MKA gets platinum
for seawall work

Magnusson Klemencic Associates received the platinum award at the 50th annual Engineering Excellence Awards for their design and project leadership of the Elliott Bay Seawall habitat and public space.

Jan. 23, 2017
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The awards are sponsored by the Washington state chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies.

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 seven awards — one platinum and six gold — will go on to compete in the ACEC national competition in Washington, D.C., in April.

Entries were evaluated by a five-judge panel. The members were Rich Reis, engineer and consultant; Jeff Carpenter, state design engineer at the Washington State Department of Transportation; Steve Johnston, retired engineer; Bob Axley, retired engineer; and Benjamin Minnick, construction editor at the Daily Journal of Commerce.

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 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards

Environmental design

Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Project: Elliott Bay Seawall habitat and public space
Client:City of Seattle
Gold Award: Studies, research and consulting
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff/EnviroIssues
Project: Sound Transit regional high-capacity transit system plan (ST3)
Client:Sound Transit
Gold Award: Structural systems
COWI North America
Project: World Trade Center Transportation Hub
Client: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Gold Award: Structural systems
HDR Engineering
Project: State Route 520 Bridge replacement and HOV program
Client: Washington State Department of Transportation
Gold Award: Waste and stormwater
Brown and Caldwell
Project: Chambers Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion
Client: Pierce County Public Works and Utilities
Gold Award: Water resources
Shannon & Wilson
Project: Fir Island farm estuary restoration
Client: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Gold Award: Transportation
McMillen Jacobs Associates
Project: University Link extension
Client: Sound Transit
Gold Awards
Unique or innovative applications
Project: Willapa Hills Trail bridge replacements
Client: Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Future value to engineering profession
DLR Group
Project: American Airlines Arena solar canopy
Client: The Heat Group
Social, economic and sustainable design
Landau Associates
Project: Waterfront Place cleanup and infrastructure
Client: Port of Everett
Project: P-990 explosives-handling wharf No. 2
Client: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest
Wood Harbinger
Project: State Route 520 Evergreen Point Floating Bridge
Client: Washington State Department of Transportation (KPFF for design; KGM for commissioning)
Successful fulfillment of client/owner needs
Welch Comer Engineers
Project: Hawthorne Avenue from Walnut to Crestview
Client: City of Colville

Transportation/judges award

Project: First Hill streetcar
Client: Seattle Department of Transportation
Structural systems

Degenkolb Engineers/Hart Crowser
Project: Elementary school and tsunami safe refuge
Client: Ocosta School District
Structural systems

Reid Middleton
Project: University of Alaska Anchorage School of Engineering and pedestrian bridge
Client: University of Alaska
Structural systems

TranTech Engineering
Project: Broadway Bridge replacement
Client: City of Everett
Structural systems

TranTech Engineering
Project: Tacoma Avenue South Bridge rehabilitation
Client: City of Tacoma

Integral Consulting
Project: Terminal 117 streets and yards early action
Client: City of Seattle
Waste and stormwater

Project: Point Defiance stormwater project
Client: City of Tacoma
Water resources

PND Engineers/GeoEngineers
Project: Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps cofferdam and permanent wall design
Client: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

HNTB Corp.
Project: Interstate 405/Northeast Sixth to Interstate 5 widening and express toll lanes project
Client: Washington State Department of Transportation
Silver Awards
Unique or innovative applications

HWA GeoSciences
Project: Corrosive issues for U.S. Embassy in Mauritania
Client: U.S. Department of State
Unique or innovative applications

Wood Harbinger
Project: Enatai Elementary School
Client: Bellevue School District/Integrus Architecture
Future value to engineering profession

Notkin Mechanical Engineers
Project: Historic Pacific Tower renovation
Client: Seattle Central College/Schreiber Starling Whitehead Architects
Social, economic and sustainable design

DLR Group
Project: Google Kirkland campus — Building D
Social, economic and sustainable design

Herrera Environmental Consultants
Project: Port Angeles landfill cell stabilization
Client: City of Port Angeles

David Evans and Associates
Project: Cushman Trail
Client: City of Gig Harbor

Project: Boeing 737 Max flight line utilities
Client: Boeing Co.
Successful fulfillment of client/owner needs

Jacobs Engineering Group
Project: Lodge Creek culvert replacement
Client: Kittitas County
Successful fulfillment of client/owner needs

RH2 Engineering
Project: Butterfield Water Treatment Plant intake
Client: City of Pasco
Bronze Awards
David Evans and Associates
Project: Potter Road, South Fork Nooksack River Bridge No. 148 replacement
Client: Whatcom County Public Works
DCI Engineers
Project: Spokane Convention Center expansion
Client: Spokane Public Facilities District
Exeltech Consulting
Project: Redondo Boardwalk repair project
Client: City of Des Moines
Project: Sanpoil River/state Route 21 emergency spill response
Client: Able Clean-up Technologies
Project: Runway 16C-34C reconstruction
Client: Port of Seattle
Project: Bucklin Hill Bridge and estuary enhancement
Client: Kitsap County
Project: Dungeness River railroad trestle replacement
Client: Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
Project: LOTT Budd Inlet Treatment Plant SES replacement
Client: LOTT Clean Water Alliance
T-O Engineers
Project: Felts Field taxiways and taxilanes reconstruction
Client: Spokane Airports
Transpo Group
Project: Madigan access improvement project
Client: City of Lakewood
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
Project: Swift Green Line Small Starts grant submittal
Client: Community Transit

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