2023 Engineering Excellence Awards Submissions for Judges

Instructions for Judging

Hello Judges,

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: 

1) Download (See attached file) 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

2) Click on each project and open the corresponding file to 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.

​For those projects you might have knowledge of, please simply recuse yourself and skip scoring that project so that your scores will not be included in our judges scoring tally.

3) Return the spreadsheet back to us at info@acecmw.org by November 19th at the very latest.  Sooner is fine with us.

4) We will have a Judges meeting to discuss the scores.  Date TBD.

Note that the Grand Award winners will not be made public until the night of the gala, which will be on December 14, 2023 at The Mayflower Hotel.

If at any time you have questions, please feel free to send a note and we can direct you.  
Thanks again for your time, and have at it!
+ Mac 
Hugh "Mac" Cannon, MPA, CAE
ACEC/MW President




Max. Assigned Score is out of 20 for each category

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 - Due November 19, 2023 - send to info@acecmw.org.


Project Name Firm Design/Non-Design Complete File
Coast Guard Academy A+F Engineers Design File
Replacement of Mount Vernon Trail Bridge #12 AGES Design File
John Robinson, Jr. Town Square
AMT Design File
WMATA Potomac Yard Metrorail Station
ARUP Design File
International African American Museum
ARUP Design File
Redesign of Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
DCPSI Non-Design File
Traffic Safety Investigation Requests (TSI)
DCPSI Design File
CIPP Lining of Water Mains - A Cost Effective Solution
EBA Enginrering Design File
Emergency Rehab of the TR Bridge
Gannett Fleming Design File
New Station Entrance Canopies Phase 3 Gannett Fleming Design File
NCPCP Disinfection Improvements Project
Hazen & Sawyer Design File
Rock Creek Park Trail and Pedestrian Bridge
HNTB Design File
Pennsylvania Avenue SE Multimodal Project
JMT Design File
Minnesota Avenue SE Bus Priority Project
JOINT - JMT and Mead & Hunt
Design File
Route 1 Multimodal Improvements
Kimley Horn Design File
Hilltop Campus Stormwater Management Master Plan
Nitsch Engineering Design File
South Washington Street Transit Plaza
RK&K Design File
Yellow Line Steel Liner and Bridge Repairs 
RK&K Design File
The Nebel Street Homeless Shelter in Montgomery County - PENDING
Sheladia Design File
White Flint Workaround
Stantec Design File
Rehabilitation of C Street, NW
Volkert Design File
Route 674 over Colvin Run 
Volkert Design File
Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Trail Project WRA Design File
John G. Lewis Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation WSP Design File
WMATA Lighting Upgrades
WSP Design File
WMATA - Safety Management System (SMS)
WSP Non-Design File