WINSTON-SALEM, NC — Several HDR
projects in Maryland and North Carolina received 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies
(ACEC). The state-winning projects advanced to the national ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards competition, which culminates with the announcement of national award winners at the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on May 24. The gala, which recognizes the year’s most remarkable engineering achievements, is part of the 2022 ACEC Annual Conference.
The winning projects in the Construction area include:
Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant Biosolids Addition - Grand Award
Eight years in the making, the $92-million Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant Biosolids Improvement Project is the largest water/wastewater construction project in Howard County, Maryland. Serving 56 percent of the county’s population and producing 35 tons of biosolids each day, the biosolids addition turns undigested primary sludge and waste-activated sludge into Class A biosolids.
Green Street Pedestrian Bridge - Grand Award
The Green Street Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge is a multi-ribbed, unbraced tied-arch structure spanning the newly reconstructed Salem Parkway. Located in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the bridge connects the West Salem neighborhood with the city’s multi-use path, the nearby baseball stadium, and new developments planned for the area. The arching structure serves as a gateway into downtown, to inspire economic development and symbolize Winston-Salem’s 21st century aspirations.
Other projects receiving Engineering Excellence Awards include:
- Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant Headworks Improvements and Wet Weather Equalization Facilities Improvements in Maryland - Merit Award
- CONNECT Beyond in North Carolina - Grand Award