GS&P Wins Two ACEC Ohio Engineering Excellence Awards

Environmental Services Projects Receive Honor Awards

April 05, 2017   |   Columbus,  Ohio   |   Awards

Gresham, Smith and Partners is proud to announce the firm recently received two awards at the 2017 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Ohio Chapter Engineering Excellence Awards. GS&P-designed Port of Portland Integrated Stormwater Master Plan and T.F. Green Deicer Management System were recognized with Honor Awards at a luncheon on March 9 at the Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center in Columbus. 

“We are honored to have been recognized by our industry peers for work we have done on behalf of our clients that shows achievement, value and ingenuity,” commented John Lengel, P.E., ENV SP, executive vice president at Gresham, Smith and Partners. “Our environmental services team is passionate about creating design solutions that have a positive impact on our communities and for our clients, and I congratulate both project teams on these well-deserved awards.”
 
The Port of Portland Integrated Stormwater Master Plan, completed by GS&P in 2015, was one of the most ambitions stormwater master planning efforts ever attempted by an owner of airport and marine port facilities. The comprehensive project covered more than 6,000 acres of Port of Portland property, requiring extensive coordination between GS&P and the Port’s operations, maintenance, safety, environmental, development, engineering, finance, legal and asset management departments to define their stormwater management issues and needs. GS&P reviewed the stormwater infrastructure data, stormwater characteristics and regulatory standards, before developing stormwater flow and quality models, asset management plans, stormwater design standards and stormwater master plans.
 
The T.F. Green Deicer Management System was completed by GS&P in 2015 for the Rhode Island Airport Corporation. Using GlyCASTTM simulation modeling, GS&P developed a more efficient management system for airplane deicing fluids. The design solution utilizes anaerobic bacteria to break down the fluid and reuses it as fuel for the treatment facility’s boiler system. One of only four like it in the world, the innovative treatment facility reduces natural gas usage by 95 percent and better protects the nearby Buckeye Brook ecosystem.
 
GS&P’s Environmental Services staff has decades of experience helping clients comply with environmental regulations and tackle complex environmental management challenges. The team offers expertise with airports, municipal and state governments, ports and industrial facilities, working side-by-side with clients to develop solutions that improve and protect their bottom line.
 
The Ohio Chapter of ACEC is a state-wide, non-profit organization comprised of member firms that provide engineering services for all types on construction and environmental improvement projects. The organization’s mission is to enhance the economic and regulatory climate for private engineering companies and assist member companies in improving their business management practices. 

“We are honored to have been recognized by our industry peers for work we have done on behalf of our clients that shows achievement, value and ingenuity. Our environmental services team is passionate about creating design solutions that have a positive impact on our communities and for our clients, and I congratulate both project teams on these well-deserved awards. ”

John Lengel, P.E., ENV SP, executive vice president, GS&P
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