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ACEC/MA announces SMMA as a 2018 winner of Bronze Engineering Excellence Award for Winchester High
The 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards were announced at the recent ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala with emcees Beth J. Larkin, PE, MBTA Assistant General Manager for Capital Delivery and Housamm ("Sam") H. Sleiman, PE, CCM, MassPort Director of Capital Programs & Environmental Affairs.
SMMA, with offices in Cambridge, was retained by the Education Facilities Planning and Building Committee of Winchester High School to help transform the out-of-place 1970's brutalist building centrally located in a dense, downtown neighborhood with no excess land to construct a new school; the building was in an expansive floodplain with site settlement and contaminated soils and did not reflect the school's top 10 status and National Blue Ribbon credentials. SMMA faced many challenges with the project, including the need to design for settlement both under and around the building.
"The awards honor this year's most outstanding engineering accomplishments in Massachusetts,"
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) is the business association of the Massachusetts engineering industry, representing over 120 independent engineering companies engaged in the development of transportation, environmental, industrial, and other infrastructure. Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Boston, MA, ACEC/MA is a member organization of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) based in Washington, DC. ACEC is a national federation of 51 state and regional organizations. For more information on ACEC/MA, visit their website at www.acecma.org. ACEC/MA is undertaking an awareness campaign to educate the public on the many contributions engineers make (or the engineering innovations)