ACEC 2023 Engineering Excellence Awards

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Indiana has announced its 2023 Engineering Excellence Awards. Commonwealth Engineers is grateful for our continued partnerships with communities who strive daily to demonstrate exceptional degrees of innovation, complexity, achievement, and value through the design and implementation of their public works projects!

City of Crown Point – Water Utility Master Plan Improvements – Merit Award

The City of Crown Point’s Master Plan Improvements Project included two ground storage reservoirs, repair and rehabilitation to existing facilities, a new pumping station, controls, valves, and a bulk water fill station. In this project, the City qualified for over $4 million in “forgivable” funding from the SRF-IFA for Service Line Replacements.

Town of Newburgh – Lift Station No. 2 Sub Basin Recalibration Study – State Finalist Award

The Town of Newburgh’s proactive approach results in over $8.8 million in capital improvement project savings. The Lift Station 2 sub-basin recalibration study proves that proper planning and maintenance of facilities can lead to resounding effects that are good for the utility and the ratepayer.

City of Shelbyville – Meridian Park Detention Basin – State Finalist Award

With historical flooding, and complex constraints to resolve, the City of Shelbyville invested in detailed hydraulic and hydrologic analyses, calibrated to actual local storm events and flood elevations, to select and complete a project based on capital cost and flood reduction risk for low-income residential owners.

Commonwealth Engineers, Inc. (CEI) – Headquartered in Indianapolis, CEI also has offices in Crown Point, Evansville, Fort Wayne, and South Bend, Indiana as well as Bowling Green, Kentucky. Since 1974, CEI has been committed to being the most comprehensive environmental engineering and consulting firm. For additional information, visit or call (317) 888-1177.

ACEC Indiana is a professional trade association representing the business interests of the civil engineering profession and offers professional knowledge and services to enhance the quality of life for every citizen in Indiana. Professional Engineers design roads and bridges, clean water and wastewater systems, structures, mechanical and electrical systems, redevelopment of brownfields, and more. For more information about the organization, visit