HDR Earns State 2021 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards

ACEC Engineering Excellence Award

Several HDR projects received 2021 Engineering Excellence Awards from multiple state chapters of the American Council of Engineering Companies. The state chapters each recognize the winning project teams and clients at local awards ceremonies throughout the fall, winter and spring.

The state-winning projects advanced to the national ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards competition, which culminates with the announcement of national award winners at the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on June 17. The gala, which recognizes the year’s most remarkable engineering achievements, is part of the 2021 ACEC Annual Conference.

The winning projects include:




  • I-29 Improvements in Sioux City – Grand Place Award
  • I-80 / I-380 BIM Bridges – Honor Award
  • Iowa City to North Liberty Rail Study – Engineering Excellence Award



  • *City of Columbus Wastewater Treatment Plant Facility Design – Honor Award
  • *Platte River Recovery Program Cottonwood Ranch Broad-Scale Recharge Project Honor Award
  • *Metropolitan Utilities District Florence Water Treatment Plant Chemical Building Rehabilitation – Honor Award
  • *Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Expansion and Renovation – Honor Award
    (building/technology systems category)
  • *Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Expansion and Renovation – Honor Award
    (structural systems category)
  • *Union Pacific Railroad Falls City Emergency Bridge Repair – Honor Award
  • 26th & Q Street Bridges – Merit Award

New Jersey

  • *Basin 5 & 6 Clarifier Rehabilitation – Honor Award
  • Cross Harbor Freight Program – Distinguished Award

New York

  • *Cross Harbor Freight Program – Diamond Award
  • Big Data, Traffic Signals Oversight – Platinum Award
  • Atlantic Avenue Extension and Gateway Park Construction – Gold Award
  • Nostrand Avenue Station Rehabilitation – Gold Award
  • Atlantic Avenue Safety Improvements, Phase 1 – Silver Award

North Carolina

  • *I-40 Business Reconstruction – Honor Award





  • *West Riverside Energy Center – Best in State Award

*denotes project advanced to national competition