ACEC/MA announces BR+A as a 2018 winner of Silver Engineering Excellence Award

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NORWELL, Mass. - July 2, 2018 - PRLog -- The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named BR+A as a winner of a 2018 Silver Engineering Excellence Awards for work on Project Legacy, a 1,700,000 square-foot facility in New Orleans designed as "VA Mission Critical."

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.

BR+A, with offices in Boston, was retained by Southeast Louisiana Veterans Care System to assist in the design of a critical care facility for veterans; the goal was to have the capability to remain fully operational for five days upon the complete incapacitation of public utilities, while maintaining thermal comfort for patients and registering 30% more energy efficient than code requires.  The project's main mission – to provide the highest level of care and compassion for veterans – was met by the state-of-the-art healthcare environment, with Project Legacy setting new standards for patient-centered care, resiliency and sustainability.

"The awards honor this year's most outstanding engineering accomplishments in Massachusetts," said ACEC/MA President Michael J. Scipione, PE President and CEO of Weston & Sampson Engineering, Inc. "They are excellent examples of how engineers create projects that improve or lives and communities. Professional engineers are dedicated to providing quality infrastructure, providing safe and reliable water and energy, and making our buildings safe and energy efficient. We congratulate our winners on their exceptional achievements."

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 ACEC/MA is undertaking an awareness campaign to educate the public on the many contributions engineers make (or the engineering innovations) in everyday life through their hash tag #EngineeringGoFigure. To Follow us on Twitter:  @ACECMA

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