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
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
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
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.
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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