ITD projects receive state engineering awards
Two ITD construction projects were among those honored recently in statewide competition by the Idaho chapter of a national engineering organization.
The Karcher Interchange project in Nampa was awarded first place in the Structural Systems Category and U.S. 95 Setters to Bellgrove highway reconstruction/realignment project in northern Idaho was first in the transportation category.
Awards were announced recently by the Idaho affiliate of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). W&H Pacific received the honor for ITD’S Karcher project while CH2MHILL claimed the award for the U.S. 95 project.
The latter also received a Grand Conceptor Award, the engineering organization's premier award because of its unique nature and the innovative solutions used to complete the project. It also was a finalist in national ACEC competition.
Any engineering or surveying firm is eligible to submit entries in the Idaho Engineering Excellence Competition, but projects must have been designed in Idaho. Construction projects must have been “substantially” completed and ready for use between Nov. 1, 2005, and Oct. 31, 2007
Awards were presented during an April luncheon.