BOSTON– The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Arup as a winner of the 2018 Gold Engineering Excellence Awards for work on Northeastern University’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex.
The 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards were announced at the recent ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala with emcees Beth J. Larkin, PE, MBTA Assistant General Manager for Capital Delivery and Housamm (“Sam”) H. Sleiman, PE, CCM, MassPort Director of Capital Programs & Environmental Affairs.
Arup, with an office in Boston, was retained by Payette/Northeastern University to provide engineering and consulting services for the University’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. By using advanced energy modeling software and building information modeling in the early phases of the design process and by holding workshops with Payette and Northeastern, Arup empowered its client to make more informed design decisions and reach performance and sustainability goals. These goals required innovative solutions including an optimized building façade, cascade air system and chilled beam technology. Those solutions helped the new complex surpass the Massachusetts Stretch Energy Code, to achieve 33% energy-cost savings over code and 75% energy savings compared to typical laboratory performance.
“The awards honor this year’s most outstanding engineering accomplishments in Massachusetts,” said ACEC/MA President Michael J. Scipione, PE President and CEO of Weston & Sampson Engineering, Inc. “They are excellent examples of how engineers create projects that improve or lives and communities. Professional engineers are dedicated to providing quality infrastructure, providing safe and reliable water and energy, and making our buildings safe and energy efficient. We congratulate our winners on their exceptional achievements.”
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.