In the engineering industry’s version of the Academy Awards, ACEC/MA honored its best and brightest on March 14 at the annual ACEC/MA 2018 Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala. These awards are given to engineering achievements that demonstrate the highest degree of merit and ingenuity.
Of the 35 projects that were submitted, we are proud to be recognized with a Silver Award for the MassDOT Infraspace (Underground at Ink Block) and a Bronze Award for the Replacement of Four Bridges along the Future South Coast Rail. VHB led the planning and design efforts to transform Underground at Ink Block from an unsightly, underutilized space under Interstate-93 in Boston to the vibrant, revenue-generating multiuse space it is today. For the Replacement of Four Bridges Along the Future South Coast Rail, VHB led the design for the fast-paced $45M effort in New Bedford and Fall River—which included replacing the 420-foot Wamsutta Bridge in New Bedford.
VHB also had a role in several of the other projects submitted by our partner firms. These projects included The Thomas J. Butler Dedicated Freight Corridor & Memorial Park (submitted by HDR), the I-90 All Electronic Tolling System and Conversion (submitted separately by both AECOM and CDM Smith), the Springfield Railcar Assembly Facility (submitted by Gannet Fleming), and the Northeastern University Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Center (ISEC) (submitted by ARUP).
Congratulations to all winners!