Minneapolis, MN – January 29, 2016 – Clark Engineering received two 2016 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Honor Awards, one Grand Award, and the Grand Conceptor Award at the 49th Annual ACEC/MN Awards Banquet on Friday, January 29, 2016. The event was held at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. The awards banquet recognizes engineering firms for projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement and value.
The projects selected are based on uniqueness and/or innovative application of new or existing techniques; future value to the engineering profession and perception by the public; social, economic, and sustainable development considerations; and successful fulfillment of client/owner’s needs, including schedule and budget.
The Como Pedestrian Bridge Restoration received an Honor Award. The historic Como Park Bridge, better known as “the bridge to nowhere,” is more than 110 years old. Before the bridge was restored, it was a crumbling deserted bridge. With concrete falling away and continuous vandalism, it was eventually fenced off to visitors. Upon investigation, the bridge structure was much more stable than initially thought. That given, Clark Engineering provided structural input to not only able to keep the bridge from collapsing, but restored it and its functionality while creating a landmark for visitors.
ACEC also presented Clark Engineering with an Honor Award on the new Alexandria High School in Alexandria, Minnesota. The 283,000 square foot grade 9-12 high school facility opened for students September 2, 2014 after a two-year construction schedule. The new high school accommodates 1,400 students on its 167-acre campus with two three-story academic wings and 36 classrooms, 12 learning spaces for small and large groups, science labs, technology and engineering lab, art rooms, media center, performing arts wing, commons and collaboration areas, stadium, athletic fields and 1000-seat auditorium.
Clark Engineering received the Grand Award and the Grand Conceptor Award for the Kandiyohi County-Landfill Leachate Treatment Plant in New London, Minnesota. Clark Engineering launched a landmark project with Kandiyohi County delivering Clark Technology’s patent-pending technology, the LeachBuster® that will filter out hazardous chemicals and other contaminants from landfill discharge (known as ‘landfill leachate’). Project partners on this project included Clark Technology and Apex Efficiency Solutions.
“We are excited to have these projects recognized at the ACEC/MN Awards Banquet. Clark employees are always using their knowledge and expertise, to discover and innovate new ways to improve our environment, communities, and overall health and safety,“ says Abi Assadi, President/CEO of Clark Engineering.
About Clark Engineering:
Clark Engineering is an experienced multi-disciplinary engineering and technology firm with over 75 years of dedication to meeting the needs of government institutions, developers, consultants, contractors, industrial manufacturers and others worldwide. Clark Engineering provides expertise in civil and structural engineering, survey and renewable energy and resource recovery technologies, project development, project management, and architectural design.