The American Council of Engineering Cos. Colorado Chapter presented its 2013 Engineering Excellence Awards to member firms on Nov. 5 at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver.

Courtesy of Kiewit building Group
Grand Conceptor Award: ACEC/CO chose the Toyota Elephant Passage at the Denver Zoo for its overall best engineering award of the year.

Leading the pack as this year’s choice for the chapter’s Grand Conceptor Award was the new Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit at the Denver Zoo. All of the excellence award winners (first place awards) will move on to compete at the national level. This year’s winners are listed below.

Grand Conceptor Award/Excellence Award

The RMH Group

Building/Technology Systems Category

Toyota Elephant Passage, Denver Zoo, Denver


Excellence Award

M-E Engineers Inc.

Building/Technology Systems Category

University of Wyoming Visual Arts Facility, Laramie, Wyo.


Excellence Award

MKK Consulting Engineers Inc.

Building/Technology Systems Category

Denver Dept. of Human Services Eastside Services Building, Denver

Excellence Award

Figg Bridge Engineers Inc.

Structural Systems Category

U.S. 191 Colorado River Bridge, Moab, Utah

Excellence Award/Graphics Award

Merrick-McLaughlin Whitewater Design Group

Special Projects Category

Fish Passage Facilities at Hartland Dam on the Gunnison River, Delta, Colo.

Excellence Award