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”And the ACEC/PA Grand Conceptor Award Goes to…Gannett Fleming”

Three Projects Achieve EEA Recognition

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania presented Gannett Fleming with three awards, including the Grand Conceptor Award, at its annual Diamond Awards for Engineering Excellence Award gala on Feb. 27.
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania presented Gannett Fleming with three awards, including the Grand Conceptor Award, at its annual Diamond Awards for Engineering Excellence Award gala on Feb. 27.
(Harrisburg, Pa.)

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA) presented Gannett Fleming with three awards, including the Grand Conceptor Award, at its annual Diamond Awards for Engineering Excellence Award (EEA) gala on Feb. 27.

For its work on the Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority’s Pump Station 6,  Gannett Fleming received the top prize, the Grand Conceptor Award. The firm served as engineer of record for this project, a 28-million gallons per day, cutting-edge wastewater collections facility that demonstrates how the forward-thinking design of sanitary infrastructure can benefit a community. This pump station helps ensure the safe, efficient collection and treatment of wastewater and a healthy community for generations to come.

 “Gannett Fleming exceeded expectations,” said Leeann Sherman, ACEC/PA executive director. “The project was delivered four months ahead of schedule and $4 million under the estimated construction cost.”

Gannett Fleming was the engineer of record for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration’s Interstate 95 (I-95) Sections D10 and D20 project, for which the team received the ACEC/PA Transportation Diamond Award. The I-95 “missing link” north of Philadelphia caused 75,000 motorists to travel 16 miles off the highway and use alternate roadways to complete their trip each day. This redirect on the nation’s longest north-south highway led to miles of back-ups and congestion on local roads. The I-95 infrastructure improvements alleviated gridlock and enhanced mobility throughout the southeastern Pennsylvania region.

“Gannett Fleming’s design transforms the region by enhancing mobility, alleviating alternate route congestion, and supporting industrial and economic activity for Bucks County and the greater Philadelphia area,” said Sherman. “Gannett Fleming showed great collaboration with 15 consultants during this complex project.”

Finally, the Gannett Fleming team for the Pennsylvania American Water Company Pikes Creek Dam Rehabilitation project garnered the ACEC/PA Water Resources Diamond Award. This dam stores 2.9 billion gallons of water and provides drinking water for 29,000 customers in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. When the existing spillway capacity was insufficient to pass the largest flood that could conceivably occur without overtopping the dam, the owner took action to meet state Department of Environmental Protection regulations. Gannett Fleming led the dam rehabilitation design.

“Gannett Fleming was the leader of the dam rehabilitation design while maintaining continuous service and supplying raw water throughout construction,” said Sherman. “This project not only meets the standards but also safeguards downstream communities.”

These ACEC/PA award wins are the latest in a wave of recognition for Gannett Fleming’s innovative engineering, construction, and architecture services. Read more about recent ACEC award wins in Arizona, California, Connecticut, New York, and Ohio.

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