P.W. Grosser earns national award from American Council of Engineering Companies
Washington, DC P.W. Grosser Consulting of Bohemia, has earned a National Recognition Award for engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies' (ACEC) 47th annual Engineering Excellence Awards for its role in the clean-up of the former Darby Drugs Distribution Center site in Rockville Center.
The 7.1-acre property has been restored to safe and productive use thanks to a remediation program.
A dewatering and treatment system protected workers and equipment from the area's high water table as they excavated more than 14,200 tons of contaminated soil from as much as 21 ft. below grade.
In addition to protecting the aquifer that serves as Long Island's sole drinking water source, the remediation enabled developers to transform an existing on-site warehouse into an attractive 349-unit apartment complex, spurring the continued revitalization of the neighborhood.
All 146 National Recognition Award winners will be honored as preeminent 2013 engineering achievements at the black-tie Engineering Excellence Awards Gala—known as the "Academy Awards of the engineering industry"—to be held Tuesday, April 23 at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. Each award winner is also eligible for one of EEA's top 24 awards—16 Honor Awards, 8 Grand Awards and the prestigious "Grand Conceptor Award" for the year's most outstanding overall engineering achievement.
Judging for the top awards took place in February, conducted by a nationwide panel of more than 30 engineers, architects, government representatives, media members, and academics. Awards criteria included uniqueness and originality, technical innovation, social and economic value, complexity, and success in enhancing the practice of engineering. All top award winners will be announced shortly before the Gala, except the Grand Conceptor Award winner—which is chosen from the eight Grand Award winners and only revealed the night of the Gala.
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the business association of America's engineering industry, representing more than 5,000 independent engineering firms and more than 500,000 professionals throughout the U.S. engaged in the development of America's transportation, water and energy infrastructure, along with environmental, industrial and other public and private facilities. Founded in 1909, ACEC is a national federation of 51 state and regional organizations.
Story ran in the Owners, Developers & Managers / Design-Build section on 03/12/2013