MKN & Associates, Inc. in Fresno was recognized for its work on the Valley Children’s Healthcare Rio Mesa Well and Pipeline Improvements Project in Madera. Photo via Glassdoor
Written by The Business Journal Staff
The American Council of Engineering Companies of California (ACEC California) has announced the 2020 recipients for its Engineering Excellence Awards, including three San Joaquin Valley projects headed by local companies.
The projects awarded were recognized for demonstrating an “exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement and value.” The two firms in Fresno were recognized with Merit Awards for projects in Madera and Bakersfield, while another Visalia firm received a commendation.
“California’s private sector engineers deliver strategic investments that are crucial to the state’s health,” said Brad Diede, executive director of ACEC California. “These firms’ partnerships with their private and public sector clients produce projects that help the people of California thrive.”
MKN & Associates, Inc. in Fresno was recognized for its work on the Valley Children’s Healthcare Rio Mesa Well and Pipeline Improvements Project in Madera. This project increases the hospital’s water supply capacity by converting a non-potable irrigation well to meet potable water standards and connecting the improved well to the hospital’s water distribution system. The project increased the water supply by nearly 50% and will aid in ongoing expansion.
Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group was also recognized for its work on the TCP Mitigation project in Bakersfield. Of the 63 groundwater drinking water wells operated by the City of Bakersfield, 38 were found to be contaminated by non-compliant levels of 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (TCP). New state regulations recently lowered the acceptable levels and additionally require water agencies to have sources treated within an aggressive three-month timeline.
Treatment had to be added to more than half of Bakersfield’s wells without affecting the level of water delivery commitments.
QK in Visalia also received a Commendation Award for its work on the use of drone technology in civil engineering and surveying with Kern County.
The winner of the Golden State Award, an honor bestowed on the best overall project, will be announced at the Engineering Excellence Awards dinner in February.