Engineering Excellence Awards
offer firms an opportunity to earn national recognition
and showcase their talent and expertise
Benefits of Participation
The public relations and marketing value
of participation in these competitions is
considerable. Individual press releases are
issued for each winner and national winners
receive considerable media attention nationwide.|
Display boards of all entries at the state level will
be displayed at the ACEC/CT office and at ACEC/CT
meetings. Photos of entries will be displayed on the
ACEC/CT web site (www.ctengineers.org).
Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge,
2017 ACEC/CT Engineering Excellence Grand Award
The competition is open to any firm or individual engaged in the practice of consulting engineering in Connecticut, whether or not the firm or individual is an ACEC/CT member. Eligible projects (a) must have been built in Connecticut, or (b) the majority of the design work must have been performed in Connecticut, although the project may have been built anywhere.
Constructed projects must have been substantially completed and ready for use between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2017. Studies must have been publicly disclosed by the client between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2017.
There is a $400 entry fee for ACEC/CT members entering the state competition; entries from nonmember firms are charged a $800 entry fee.
ACEC members who go on to the national competition will pay $1,100, nonmembers will pay $3,500.
How to Enter
Your entry must be submitted to ACEC/CT by November 1, 2017 via email, FTP or Dropbox. Do not submit hard copies.
Note: the panel and notebook requirements detailed in the national ACEC application are not required for the ACEC/CT
competition. Entries must include the following:
- A completed ACEC/CT Entry Form.
- The ACEC/CT entry fee.
- A two-page written synopsis in MS Word describing the project,
your firm’s role, the role of other consultants participating in the project,
your firm’s contribution to the project and how your firm’s contribution
meets the judging criteria.
- At least three pictures or graphics of the project in electronic format
such as a TIFF or JPEG. (Embedded photos in Word or PDF documents
are not acceptable.)Each participating firm must submit an endorsement/release letter
or emailfrom the owner granting permission to enter the project in the ACEC/CT
Engineering Excellence AwardsCompetition.
Each participating firm must submit a Microsoft Excel file listing the key participants in the
project. Key participants include owners, design team, contractors, construction managers,
and major subcontractors. Information for each key participant should include:
organization name, contact person, mailing address, email and phone number.
Entrants are strongly encouraged to participate in a webinar briefing on submission requiremets and how projects are judged to be held at 4:30 PM, Monday, November 13, 2016.
An oral presentation of not more than fifteen minutes will be made to the judges’ panel by each participating firm on December 5, 2016. Along with the oral presentation, firms may use a PowerPoint presentation, display boards, slides, videos or photos.
The winning firms will be honored at the ACEC/CT Engineering Excellence Awards Dinner
Monday, January 22 , 2018 at the Aqua Turf Club.
Winning firms will also be eligible to enter the ACEC National Competition, must be submitted by January 5, 2018.
How Projects are Judged
Projects will be judged by the following factors: Meeting or exceeding the client’s needs (40%),
Social, economic or sustainable design considerations (25%), Originality (25%) and Complexity (10%).
- Submit Entry form – November 1, 2017
- EEA Submitters Webinar – November 13, 2017
- Oral Presentations – December 5, 2017
- Deadline to ACEC – January 5, 2018
- ACEC/CT Engineering Excellence Awards Dinner – January, 2018
- ACEC Judging – February 10-12, 2018
- ACEC Awards Gala, Washington, DC – April, 2018
We recommend that participants begin selecting their entries as soon as possible.
For questions, contact ACEC/CT Executive Director, Bob Gonyeau