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ACEC/MA announces Tighe & Bond, Inc. as a 2018 winner of Bronze Engineering Excellence Award
The award was for their work on the Winchell Reservoir Dam Removal project.
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.
Tighe & Bond, with offices in Westwood, Westfield, Worcester and Pocasset, was retained by the City of Westfield, Massachusetts to provide funding application assistance, engineering permitting and construction phase services for the project. The Winchell Reservoir Dam, constructed in 1899 and located in Granville, Massachusetts, served as a water supply for the City of Westfield, but ceased in this capacity during the 1950s. The project goal was to fast-track dam removal to improve public safety, save taxpayers money in costly repairs and recurring engineering inspections and restore the historic area's riverine ecology. The project was designed, permitted and construction completed within 211 days to meet the Dam and Seawall Repair and Removal Grant Program deadline; the grant paid for 75% of the project cost.
"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)