Crosstown Bridge earns Prestigious Honor


Crosstown Bridge

Content provided by American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida.


The American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida (ACEC-FL)’s Engineering Excellence Awards acknowledges Florida engineering firms for their innovative applications and elaborate projects. This year, eight Grand and seven Honor awards will be presented at the 2022 ACEC-FL Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet being held February 18, 2022 at The JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes. One Grand Conceptor award winner will be chosen from the grand awards as the overall best engineering project from the state of Florida and the recipient will be announced during the banquet.

The City of Port St. Lucie's Crosstown Parkway bridge project was honored with a Grand Award for Structural Systems.

All Grand award winners may can participate nationally in the 2022 American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Award competition known as “the Academy Awards of the engineering industry.”

The ACEC-FL Public Relations Committee selected an illustrious board of judges representing government, transportation, education, environmental/water resources, geotechnical, public works, and real estate/land development. The judges included: JC Arteaga, AIA, NCARB, CBO,CGC, TBI,BCO, LEED AP BD+C, DBIA, HNTB Corporation; Ron Beladi, Neel-Schaffer, Inc. Curtis Burkett, PE LEED AP, City of Daytona Beach; John Ehrig, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, HHCP; Will Hawthorne, PE, Central Expressway Authority; Enit Medina, PE, Pevida Highway Designers; Courtney Page, PE, Pevida Highway Designers; Garit Poire, MS. Eng, EI, ENV SP, Turner Construction Company and Terry Puckett, PE, former Florida Department of Transportation District I and VII.

The judges rated projects and studies based on 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/owners’ needs, including schedule and budget. A special thank you to ACEC-FL Public Relations Chair Jennifer Nix-McGerald of Element Engineering Group, Inc. for helping facilitate this competition.

GRAND Winners:

RS&H, Inc.
Crosstown Parkway Extension Design-Build
Client: City of Port St. Lucie Public Works Department
Category C: Structural Systems

AECOM Technical Services, Inc.

Selmon Extension
Client: Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority
Category C: Structural Systems

Chen Moore & Associates
Horizonal Directional Drilling of 7 miles of 54” & 48” Redundant Sewer Forcemain through Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Client: City of Fort Lauderdale
Category F: Water & Stormwater

Halff Associates, Inc.
Client: City of Tallahassee
Category H: Transportation

Hardesty & Hanover

SW 1st Street Bridge Replacement

Client: Florida Department of Transportation
Category C: Structural Systems

C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area
Client: South Florida Water Management District
Category G: Water Resources

Patel, Greene and Associates, LLC
Resurface Polk Parkway MP 0.00 to MP 8.00
Client: Florida Department of Transportation: Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise
Category H: Transportation

WGI, Inc.
Turnpike Widening from Osceola Parkway to Beachline Expressway
Client: Turnpike Enterprise
Category H: Transportation