2020 Engineering Excellence Awards Submissions for Judges

Instructions for Judging

Hello Judges and thank you for agreeing to serve as a judge in this year's competition - on behalf of our Board of Directors, we are grateful for your time and expertise.
 
Please make sure and familiarize yourself with the Judging Criteria and its corresponding Judging Spreadsheet.
Your mission is relatively straightforward:  Please download the Judging Spreadsheet and place your name at the top.  Save this locally to your computer until you are ready to submit all your scores into our office at info@acecmw.org.  Please click on each project and open the corresponding file so that you can make your review.  Once you have scored the project, close it out and move on to the next one.  This is meant to be done at your own pace, so if you get into a groove and knock them all out at once, please feel free to submit your scores when you are done.
 
We ask that you get your spreadsheet back into us by November 6th at the very latest so that we have time to communicate to the winners and get the awards ordered.  Sooner is fine with us.
 
If at any time you have questions, please feel free to send a note and we can direct you accordingly.  Note that for those projects you might have knowledge of, please simply recuse yourself so that your scores will not be included in our judges scoring tally.
 
Once you have submitted your scores and we tabulate them, we will share with you the letters sent to the awardees.  Note that the Grand Award(s) will not be made public until the night of the gala, which will be a virtual event in January 2021. More details to come.
 
Thanks again for your time, and have at it!
+ Mac 
Hugh "Mac" Cannon, MPA, CAE
ACEC/MW Executive Director

 

Criteria

Max. Assigned Score is out of 20

1. Uniqueness and/or Innovative Application of New or Existing Techniques
  • Does the entry demonstrate the use of a new science or a breakthrough in the general knowledge of engineering?
  • Does the entry represent a unique application of new or existing technology, techniques, materials or equipment?

2. Future Value to the Engineering Profession and Perception by the Public
  • Will the entry redefine current engineering thinking?
  • Advance a positive public image of engineering excellence?

3. Social, Economic and Sustainable Development Considerations
  • Do the solutions identified produce secondary benefits of value to the community environment?
  • Does the entrant’s approach provide society with social, economic, or sustainable development benefits?
  • Does the entrant’s contribution to the project improve the health, safety or welfare of the public or affected environment?

4. Complexity
  • Did the entrant successfully address highly complex criteria or unique problems?
  • Were extraordinary problems of site, location, hazardous conditions, project requirements, or similar elements present?
  • Did the entry require the use of out-of-the-ordinary technology or ingenuity for achievement of the project’s goals?

5. Successful Fulfilment of Client/Owner Needs
  • Did the engineer or entrant successfully engage the client/owner in the overall project development process?
  • Was it an economical and cost-effective solution?
  • How did the final cost relate to the original budget estimate?
  • How closely does the entrant’s solution meet the total goals of the client/owner?
  • Did the entrant meet the client’s time schedule?
 

Judging Spreadsheet

 

Submissions

Firm: AECOM
Project: Foreign Affairs Secuirty Training Center - Construction Manager
Category: Non-Design
Complete File


Firm: A. Morton Thomas
Project: I-66 at Route 15 Park & Ride Design-Build
Category: Design
​Complete File

Firm: A. Morton Thomas
Project: Marvin Gaye Recreation Center
Category: Design
​Complete File

Firm: Arup
Project: Foreign Affairs Security Training Center - Facilities
Category: Design
​Complete File

Firm: Arup
Project: Whittle School and Studios
Category: Design
​Complete File

Firm: HNTB
Project: WMATA Platform Level LED Upgrades
Category: Non-Design
​Complete File

Firm: JMT
Project: Anacostia Freeway Bridges over South Capitol Street
Category: Design
​Complete File

Firm: JMT
Project: Florida Avenue NE Interim Improvements
Category: Design
​Complete File

Firm: JMT
Project: Jones Branch Connector
Category: Design
​Complete File

Firm: Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Project: Loudoun United Segra Field
Category: Design
​Complete File

Firm: McCormick Taylor, Inc.
Project: TMDL Stream Restoration at Rosaryville State Park
Category: Design
​Complete File

Firm: Mead & Hunt
Project: Downtown DC Multimodal Signal Optimization
Category: Non-Design
​Complete File

Firm: Michael Baker International
Project: Bow Creek Greenway
Category: Non-Design
​Complete File

Firm: Michael Baker International
Project: Colchester Interceptor System Improvements
Category: Design
​Complete File

Firm: Mott MacDonald
Project: Broad Creek Pumping Augmentation
Category: Design
​Complete File

Firm: North Arrow
Project: Pentagon 9/11 Memorial Lighting Improvements
Category: Design
​Complete File
Note: Client's signature should be forthcoming in the next couple days.  Please proceed in judging as though signature is present.

Firm: Precision Systems, Inc.
Project: 14th Street, N.W. Streetscape Design
Category: Design
​Complete File

Firm: Silman
Project: Houston Botanical Garden
Category: Design
​Complete File

Firm: Silman
Project: The Heights
Category: Design
​Complete File

Firm: Silman
Project: UVA Memorial to Enslaved Laborers
Category: Design
​Complete File

Firm: Terracon
Project: Lean and Green!
Category: Non-Design
​Complete File