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  • 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards

    Categories

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  • CATEGORIES

    In order to more closely mirror the ACEC Engineering Excellence
    Awards competition, submissions in the ACEC Utah Award
    program are entered into one of 12 categories [A-L] listed below.

  • Category A | Studies, Research & Consulting

    Non-design services, projects not involving the preparation of construction documents consisting of but not limited to the following types of projects:

    •  New products, materials, & technologies
    •  Expert testimony
    •  Basic research & studies
    Computer/software technology
    •  Technical papers
    •  Public outreach/involvement
    •  Water conservation
    •  Security plans
    •  Project feasibility studies/economic/risk
    •  Value engineering

    Category B | Building/Technology Systems

    Mechanical/electrical/plumbing
    Computer/technology
    Communications
    Acoustics
    Software systems
    Sustainability or carbon neutrality
    Efficiency certification standards, e.g. LEED®
    Energy efficiency - new & retrofit
    Secure facilities (military research/correctional

    Category C | Structural Systems

    • Foundations
    Tunnels
    Buildings
    • Seismic design
    Towers
    Bridges
    Stadiums

    Category D | Surveying & Mapping Technology

    Geometrics, ALTA, land title & rights surveys
    Control, GPS, monitoring, or construction surveying
    • Survey mapping, GIS/LIS, photogrammetry

    Category E | Environmental

    Hazardous waste
    Solid waste
    Restoration/reclamation remediation
    •  Air quality
    Noise
    Recycling
    Waste pond management
    Carbon Sequestration & Trading
    •  Mitigation

    Category F | Waste & Storm Water

    Wastewater collection treatment and disposal
    Residuals management & reuse
    Graywater systems
    CSOs
    Mine tailings
    Agricultural
    Storm water management
    Erosion control

    Category G | Water Resources

    Hydraulics, hydrology
    Surface and groundwater supply development
    Treatment
    Watershed management
    Transmission, distribution & storage
    Water use reduction
    Flood risk management
    Climate adaptation
    Coastal & eco-system restoration
    Locks/dams/water control structures
    Irrigation

    Category H | Transportation

    Highways
    Railroads
    •  Airports
    Marine/ports
    Public transit
    Intermodal facilities

    Category I | Special Projects

    Safety & security
    Corrosion protection/cathodic protection
    Land development
    Program & construction management
    Trenchless technologies/directional boring
    Recreational facilities
    Subsurface engineering

    Category J | Small Projects

    Total project construction budget does not exceed $2.5 million. At the entrant’s discretion, except for entries in Category A, projects under $2.5 million are not limited to this category.

    Category K | Energy

    Transmission & distribution
    Power generation
    Renewable energy
    Cogeneration
    Energy storage technologies
    Energy usage reduction programs
    Demand side management

    Category L | Industrial & Manufacturing Processes/Facilities

    Petrochemical
    Biotech
    Manufacturing
    Heavy industry
    Industrial waste
    Materials handling
    •  Mining, metallurgy, mineralogy