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ACeC/MA announces VHB 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.
VHB, with offices in Boston, Springfield, Watertown and Worcester was retained by MassDOT and the MBTA to assist with the $45 million accelerated project, encompassing the replacement of four bridges along the future South Coast Rail (SCR) to improve freight service to the South Coast region and provide critical momentum for the SCR project. The project included construction of four bridges, elevated freight platform and loading docks, roadway and track upgrades. The most complex component was the replacement of the existing bridge over Route 18/Wamsutta Street/Acushnet Avenue in New Bedford. Due to short railroad closure windows, the 420-foot three-span Wamsutta bridge required the use of precast substructure elements and other accelerated bridge construction techniques.
"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)