Three GRW projects receiving ACEC-KY Grand Awards in 2018 were the Frankfort Plant Board's new adminstration and telecommunications headend buildings, and LFUCG's Town Branch Wet Weather Flow Storage and Pumping Facilities.
ACEC-Kentucky recognized three GRW-designed project with Grand Awards as part of its 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards program in March. The winning projects:
- Frankfort Plant Board Administration Building, Frankfort, KY
- Frankfort Plant Board Telecommunications Headend Facility, Frankfort, KY
- Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s Town Branch 22 MG Wet Weather Flow Storage & 56 MGD Pumping Facilities, Lexington, KY
The Plant Board's new administration building is a major upgrade for the Kentucky State Capital’s primary municipal utility. It brings accounting, human resources, management, IT, and customer service departments together under one roof after being scattered at multiple locations for more than 50 years.
The new telecommunications headend facility replaces a cramped, outdated building gives the FPB the infrastructure it needs to plan and prepare for future requirements and improvements of customers.
Lexington’s 22 MG wet weather storage tank is an above-grade, pre-stressed concrete structure with a diameter of 260 feet and a side water depth of 55 feet. It is a key project for wet weather management in this area of Lexington’s sanitary sewer system. GRW’s value engineering resulted in a design that helped LFUCG save approximately $15 million in project costs.
ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies) of Kentucky is a trade association, representing and offering education and services in support of the consulting engineering profession. The 2018 ACEC Kentucky Annual Engineering Excellence Awards luncheon was held March 29 in Louisville.
This year's ACEC-KY single Grand Conceptor Award went to the Downtown Crossing (Abraham Lincoln Bridge), part of the Ohio River Bridges project. GRW was among the many consultants working on the project’s design-build team under the leadership of Walsh Construction Co.
Find a list of other GRW awards and recognition.