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ACEC/MA announces Pare Corporation as a 2018 winner of Bronze Engineering Excellence Award
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.
Pare Corporation, with offices in Foxboro, was retained by the Stiles Lake Water District to develop a rehabilitation program to bring the 150-year-old Stiles Reservoir Dam into compliance with current dam safety regulations. This required completion of a full-depth excavation of the 40-foot high dam to replace the outlet, install a sheet pile cutoff wall, an internal drainage system and raise the top of the dam. Pare corrected the significant seepage and leakage issues through the embankment and enabled a re-impoundment of the lake. The project demonstrates how a dam can be upgraded to modern safety and resiliency standards while maintaining adjacent resource areas and retaining the aesthetic character of the original structure.
"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)