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March 9, 2010
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McKim & Creed is a finalist in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ 44th annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition for performing mobile scanning surveys of eight projects for the NCDOT.

WASHINGTON, DC-McKim & Creed of Raleigh, N.C., is a finalist in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ 44th annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition for performing mobile scanning surveys of eight projects for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).

ACEC is the Washington-D.C.-based business association representing approximately 5,700 independent engineering companies throughout the United States.

Mobile scanning data-gathering technology combines 3-D laser scanning, GPS, inertial measurement, and video equipment mounted to vehicles to deliver accurate 360-degree data that can be used for design, modeling, and simulation.

McKim & Creed employed this cutting edge technology at eight NCDOT highway and rail projects to help reduce project costs by 30 percent, create safer jobsites, reduce potential of weather-related delays, and eliminate any negative effects on traffic flows and railroad schedules.

The project is among 163 engineering projects from throughout the nation that are being recognized by ACEC as preeminent engineering achievements for 2009.  Judging for the prestigious Engineering Excellence Awards – known industry-wide as the “Academy Awards” of the engineering industry – took place in February, conducted by a distinguished panel of more than 30 engineers and architects, along with representatives from government, media, and academia. Criteria for awards include uniqueness and originality, technical, social and economic value, complexity, and success of the projects in meeting goals.

All winners, including 16 Honor Awards, eight Grand Awards and the “Grand Conceptor Award” for best overall engineering achievement, will be recognized at the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala, to be held Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C.


The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the business association of America’s engineering industry, representing nearly 5,700 independent engineering companies throughout the United States engaged in the development of America’s transportation, water and energy infrastructure, along with environmental, industrial and other public and private facilities.   Founded in 1909 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., ACEC is a national federation of 51 state and regional organizations.

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