2023 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
ACEC/L is pleased to announce it will once again host a competition to recognize engineering firms for projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement and value. The EEA competition celebrates the outstanding achievements of the profession. All recipients will be eligible to submit their project to the National ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards.
Any firm engaged in the private practice of consulting engineering or surveying in the state of Louisiana is eligible to enter the awards program whether or not the firm is an ACEC of Louisiana member. Projects may have been executed anywhere in the world, but a substantial role must have been completed by personnel in a Louisiana office. A project may be entered only once in any category. There is no limit to how many different projects a firm may enter.
Studies, Research and Consulting (Category A) or Surveying and Mapping Technology projects (Category D) must have been publicly disclosed by the client between November 1, 2020 and August 1, 2023. Construction of projects (Categories B through L—with the exception of D) must have been substantially completed and ready for use between November 1, 2020 and August 1, 2023. However, only projects ready for use between November 1, 2021 and October 31, 2023 will be eligible to be submitted for the national EEA competition. Entry into the ACEC National level requires completion of a separate project notebook and photographic panel, in accordance with ACEC National guidelines.
ENTRY DEADLINE - Online entry submission must be completed by: Friday, September 29, 2023 (midnight).
FEE - $500 entry fee per project for ACEC of Louisiana members; $1,000 entry fee per project for non-ACEC of Louisiana members.
AWARD DECISIONS ARE FINAL- Entries will be judged on the basis of overall engineering excellence. Entries will also be judged on the basis of the work performed by the entering firm only and according to the rating guidelines.
RESEARCH OR CONSULTING SERVICES - Entries in Category A (refer to page 5 for category listing) must be accompanied by a supplementary REPORT containing findings, graphs, drawings and other material as applicable.
Grand Winners. Winners will be selected from the eligible submissions by vote of the judges.
Honor Awards. Honor Awards will be given to those projects worthy of recognition by the judges.
Grand Conceptor Award. A Grand Conceptor Award will be selected from the eligible Grand Winners. This will not be announced until the Awards Ceremony.
All Grand and Honor Awards are eligible to progress to the National ACEC EEA Competition, at the firm's expense. ACEC National rules and submission criteria may differ from ACEC of Louisiana’s. Visit: https://www.acec.org/resource/2024-call-for-entries/ for details.
Awards will be presented to the firm and owner/client at the Engineering Excellence Awards Ceremony to be held the evening of March 14, 2024 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
**Additional awards may be ordered at the winner’s expense.
DATES TO REMEMBER
July 14, 2023 Call for Entries sent out.
July 16, 2023 Online Entry & Instructions now available on website.
September 29, 2023 Online entry submission must be completed by midnight.
Early November 2023 Project judging held.
November 13, 2023 Louisiana award recipients notified and announced.
January 5, 2024 ACEC National EEA Competition deadline - ACEC Louisiana Grand & Honor Award recipients eligible to send projects directly to ACEC National.
March 14, 2024 Louisiana Engineering Excellence Awards Ceremony to be held the evening of March 14, 2024 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
May 14, 2024 ACEC National Awards Presentation & Gala in Washington D.C. during the Annual Convention.