Since 1967, U.S engineering firms have entered their most innovative projects and studies in ACEC's annual Engineering Excellence Awards program (EEA) - "the Academy Awards of the engineering industry" - which honors the year's most outstanding engineering accomplishments.
Projects from throughout the world are rated on the basis of uniqueness and innovative applications; future value to the engineering profession; perception by the public; social, economic, and sustainable development considerations; complexity; and successful fulfillment of client/owner's needs, including schedule and budget.
City of Rogers Engineer, Lance Jobe accepted the category award for Large Water Resources on the Pleasant Ridge Bank Stabilization project. The Grand Conceptor and Small Water Resources awards were presented for Mercy Trailhead and the Special Projects award conferred for the Rogers Aquatic Center.
Pictured from left to right: Pleasant Ridge Bank Stabilization - Kale Farmer (FTN), Travis Scott (FTN), Lance Jobe (Rogers) - Winner in the Category of Water Resources (Large)
Mercy Trailhead - Tom Oppenheim (CEI), Jacob Shy (CEI), Delia Haak (IRWP), Brent Massey (CEI) - Grand Conceptor Award and winner in the Category of Water Resources (Small)
Aquatics Center - Daniel Ellis (CTA), Greg Lindley (Parks Commissioner), Jim Swearingen (CTA), Matt Crafton (CTA) - Winner in the Category of Special Projects (Large)