- June 19, 2019
-- The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Nitsch Engineering as a silver award winner for Engineering Excellence for their work on MIT's North Corridor in Cambridge, MA.
The North Corridor project provided the opportunity to reinforce MIT's position as a leader in campus sustainability and stewardship for stormwater, landscape ecology, and resilience. A vision of a landscaped student space made the site an ideal fit to serve as a pilot project for the implementation of existing stormwater management strategies and a testing ground for unique tools formulated in the Landscape Ecology Plan. Nitsch Engineering's innovation in designing a flexible landscape filter – a unique modification of the bioretention basin technique – reduced drainage to the City system using a design that could be manipulated around complex urban utilities. Nitsch Engineering has Massachusetts offices in Boston, Worcester and Lawrence.
The 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards were announced at the recent ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala with special guest emcees Jonathan L. Gulliver, Highway Administrator at MassDOT and Frederick A. Laskey, Executive Director of MWRA.
"Each year we gather to celebrate and recognize engineering firms for projects that demonstrate innovation and excellence,"
said Michael J. Walsh, PE, President of ACEC/MA and Vice President of CDM Smith. "We congratulate our winners who work tirelessly throughout the year to advance the goals and values of our organization and the industry."
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
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