EEI Wins ACEC-IL Award

Fifty-one Illinois firms were recognized for excellence in engineering before an audience of over 300 engineers, clients and government officials at an Awards Luncheon held February 3, 2012 at The Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Normal. The firms were recognized for award-winning engineering projects in the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois' Forty-First Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Competition. The competition recognizes outstanding projects designed by private practice engineering firms from the State of Illinois.

Engineering Enterprises, Inc. (EEI) won a Merit Award for the project: "Virgil L. Gilman Trail Pedestrian Bridge" which was completed for the Fox Valley Park District. The project goal was to eliminate the dangerous at-grade crossing of the Virgil L. Gilman Trail at Galena Boulevard in the City of Aurora. EEI worked closely with the District, permitting agencies and various sub-consultants to develop the final construction documents. The final product was a 162 foot long prefabricated weathering steel bridge erected on decorative abutments, a series of terraced retaining walls, extensive landscaping and other decorative site elements including two large decorative sign panels on either side of the bridge. Merit Awards are given for projects worthy of recognition of the engineer and the owner/client for achieving engineering excellence.