The American Council of Engineering Cos. of Colorado honored its 2012 Engineering Excellence Awards winners on Nov. 7 at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver. Excellence-level winners and the Grand Conceptor Award winner will be entered into the national ACEC competition early next year.

Photo courtesy of URS
Grand Conceptor Award: The Elwha River Restoration in Port Angeles, Wash., began with the passage of the Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act in 1992, determining that the river be restored to its natural condition and ecosystem.

The winning projects are:

Grand Conceptor Award

• The Elwha River Restoration Project, City of Port Angeles and Clallam County, Wash.

Firm: URS Corp., Client: National Park Service

Excellence Awards

• Georgetown Water Treatment System Improvements, Georgetown, Colo.

Firm: Frachetti Engineering Inc., Client: Town of Georgetown

• Mount Carmel Church Renovation, Trinidad, Colo.

Firm: CTL/Thompson Inc., Client: Kip Hampden Ltd.