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 ProjectsTotal 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