SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Council of Engineering Companies, California (ACEC California) today announced that Walter P Moore, a civil engineering firm based in San Francisco, was honored with the prestigious Golden State Award for innovative work on the Air Traffic Control Tower and Integrated Facilities Building at San Francisco International Airport. The modern new tower uses a cutting-edge vertical post-tensioned system, enabling the tower to self-right and ensuring air traffic controllers remain fully operational after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake.
"Each year, the recipients of the ACEC California Engineering Excellence Awards represent some of the most innovative solutions to complex public and private sector challenges, including water resource management, alternative fuel infrastructure, and structural building projects," said Brad Diede, Executive Director for ACEC California. "I offer my congratulations to the winners of the Golden State Award, Walter P Moore. The firm's innovative design that addressed highly unique geographic challenges is a great example of how engineers are pushing the envelope to improve safety and optimal functionality."
Each year, ACEC California honors engineering firms throughout California with Engineering Excellence Honor and Merit Awards. Of those recipients, ACEC California selects one firm to receive the Golden State Award. This year, twenty-four California firms representing twenty-seven projects were named EEA Award winners. Honor Award winners are eligible to enter the ACEC National Engineering Excellence Awards competition.
ACEC California's annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition recognizes outstanding achievements in engineering and land surveying projects completed by California firms. Entries are accepted into one of 12 project categories: studies; research and consulting engineering services; building/technology systems; structural systems; surveying and mapping technology; environmental; waste and storm water; water resources; transportation; special projects; small projects; energy; and industrial and manufacturing processes and facilities.
ACEC California is a statewide association representing over 950 private consulting engineering and land-surveying firms, dedicated to enhancing the consulting engineering and land surveying professions, protecting the general public and promoting the use of the private sector in the growth and development of California. Our members provide services for all phases of planning, designing and constructing projects. For more information, visit www.acec-ca.org.