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ACEC/MA announces WSP as a 2018 winner of Bronze Engineering Excellence Award for project at MIT
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.
WSP, with offices in Boston, was retained by MIT to provide services for the renewal and two-phase renovation of the school's 100-year-old Building 2, home to the Departments of Mathematics and Chemistry. As part of the well-known historic Main Building Group, the renovation is not the only first for this building; for the first time in campus history, a new floor was added to the existing iconic building. Design and engineering features were carefully decided to ensure the building's exterior was minimally altered; all changes resulted in improved energy and therefore a LEED Gold certification from the USGBC.
"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)