Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania

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Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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ESWP’s Award Winners Announced!

ESWP Award Winners

The Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) is pleased to announce the winners of our 2017 Awards of Distinction!  The awards, along with the William Metcalf Award presented to J. Fred Graham, will be presented at ESWP’s 135th Annual Engineering Awards Banquet on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Westin [Convention Center] Hotel. Guest speaker is Jimmy Krenn, with Master of Ceremonies Rick Sebak. More information and reservations can be found here.

Engineer of the Year

Thomas E. Donatelli, P.E.

Currently Vice-President, Operations Manager/ Construction Services for Michael Baker International and former Director of Public Works for Allegheny County

 

 

 

 

 

Projects of the Year

Transportation Category

Beechwood Boulevard (Greenfield) Bridge Replacement

The Greenfield Bridge Project offered a unique opportunity to implement state-of-the art design practices while creating a landmark structure at the entrance to one of Pittsburgh’s most historic parks. This setting encouraged an innovative, context sensitive design that embraced the bridge’s role as not just a transportation facility, but as a part of the community. The reuse of architectural elements from the previous bridge in the new design reestablished the bridge as a grand entrance to the park. Additionally, innovative design concepts allowed the steel arch and floor system to be erected in just one weekend closure of the underlying Interstate.

Owner:  City of Pittsburgh

Designer:  HDR

Constructor:  Mosites Construction

 

Commercial Category

Union Trust Building

The 11‚Äźstory Union Trust Building was built in 1915 and 1916 by coal and steel magnate Henry Clay Frick on a full block of downtown Pittsburgh. The Flemish‚ÄźGothic Union Trust originally opened to much fanfare as a multi‚Äźlevel shopping arcade with 240 shops on the lower levels and 700 offices above. The Commercial 667,000 square foot Office Building costs $36 million to renovate.

Owner:  The Davis Companies

Architect: Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel (PWWG)
MEP Engineer: CJL Engineering
Structural Engineer: Atlantic Engineering Services
Construction Manager: Mascaro Construction

 

Industrial/Energy Category

Shell Early Works Project

In 2017, the joint venture of Trumbull Energy Services and Mascaro completed the largest oil and gas project in the Commonwealth, the construction of the Shell  Corporation’s 400-acre ethylene cracker plant in Monaca, PA. This is the first multi-billion dollar petrochemical plant investment associated with the Marcellus and Utica shale formations.  We successfully moved 7 million cubic yards of earth, built 2 bridges, constructed 4 large retaining walls, and installed over 48,000 feet of underground piping while seamlessly deploying crews working around the clock. In addition, we are constructing a rail terminal, parking garage, and control building onsite as well
as an off-site parking facility.

Owner:  Shell Corporation

Owner’s Rep:¬† Jacobs Engineering

General Contractors:  PJ Dick / Mascaro

 

Sustainability Category

Frick Environmental Center

The Frick Environmental Center is a new environmental education facility located in Frick Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The project is the first Living Building Challenge-targeted facility that is both municipally owned and free and fully open to the public.

Owner:  Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

General Contractor: PJ Dick

Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Others: H.F. Lenz Company, LaQuatra Bonci Associates, Barber & Hoffman, Nitsch Engineering, Atelier Ten, Ram-Tech Engineers (this includes design and engineering consultants.)

 

Innovative Category

PennDOT’s Innovative Public-Private Partnership CNG Transit Fueling (P3) Program

In 2016, Larson Design Group (LDG) teamed with Trillium CNG to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a program of CNG fueling stations in Pennsylvania. The stations will supply locally sourced compressed natural gas (CNG) to more than 1,600 public-transit buses at 29 agencies across the Commonwealth to save fuel and operational costs at a net zero development cost to taxpayers.

Owner:  PennDOT

Contractor:  Trillium CNG

Designer:  Larson Design Group

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