An hour-long documentary produced by the American Council of Engineering Cos. of Colorado will premiere in Denver in February. The program, called “Colorado Engineers 2012,” promotes the value of engineering and how consulting engineers help create sustainable infrastructure.

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Colorado Engineers 2012 television program host and ACEC/CO President Eric Young with guest commentator Peter Binney, who examine the sustainable design practices of featured projects.

It will air on Comcast Entertainment Television (CET) at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1. ACEC/CO says the program “provides an inside look at how Colorado engineers restore pieces of history, become a part of history and create progressive infrastructure that directly impacts our quality of life.”

The fourth in an ongoing series carried by CET, the program was produced by ACEC/CO as a public service piece. It features infrastructure projects statewide, as well as one in Washington state, that were engineered by Colorado firms. The program examines project innovations and their impacts on the community as told by the engineers involved with the projects.   

Engineer Peter Binney with Aurora’s Merrick & Co., who managed development of the assessment and rating system for the new Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, offers an on-camera review of each project’s sustainable design practices from an industry and community perspective.

The program also features a segment on the human aspect of the recent paleontological find near Snowmass Village, where more than 5,000 prehistoric bones were discovered during excavation of the Ziegler Reservoir Expansion. What engineers discovered while working on the project surprised the entire team and the community—and brought worldwide exposure to the Colorado mountain resort.

“Colorado Engineers 2012” will air on CET again in May and be placed in the Comcast On Demand library for viewing. Visit for local listings or for program schedules.