ACEC/MA announces Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. as a 2018 winner of Silver Engineering Excellence Award

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BOSTON - July 6, 2018 - PRLog -- The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. as a winner of a 2018 Silver Engineering Excellence Awards for design work on Boston University's Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering.

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.

Thornton Tomasetti, Inc., with offices in Boston, was part of the team retained by Boston University to design the school's Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering, a 170,000 square-foot state-of-the-art building housing researchers, scholars and staff working on new technology.  The need for a flexible, interdisciplinary research environment to accommodate current research and offer adaptable space for future exploration, combined with the unique characteristics of the building presented numerous structural challenges throughout the design and construction process.  Thornton Tomasetti and the entire design team addressed and solved these challenges to ultimately deliver an outstanding, sustainable project on time and within budget.

"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 our 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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