ACEC 2024 Engineering Excellence Awards

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Indiana has announced its 2024 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 Monticello – RCA Neighborhood Phase 2 Project – State Finalist Award

The RCA Neighborhood within the City of Monticello contained water mains, valves, and hydrants that were installed in the early 1900s and provided insufficient fire flows and caused frequent water main breaks. The project included the replacement of existing 4-inch water mains with 4,100 feet of new 6-inch water mains, including valves, hydrants, and water services.

City of Nappanee – Division A Airport Water Tank Improvements – State Finalist Award

The project included preliminary engineering, design, and construction of a new 600,000-gallon elevated storage tank, including 680 feet of additional 12-inch water main, altitude valve, cathodic protection, controls and instrumentation, and mixing system to meet the current and future needs of the City’s water distribution system.

Town of Leavenworth – Water Utility Improvements – State Finalist Award

Major leaks and deterioration of the Town’s 85-year-old elevated storage tank required immediate action and funding assistance to maintain service for 200 customers. The Town secured grants to install a reported, first-of-its-kind in the U.S., elevated glass-fused ground storage tank with a bolt-together steel support structure.

White County Commissioners – Town of Wolcott Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements – State Finalist Award

A collaboration between White County and the town of Wolcott to construct a new WWTP to support future population growth within the Town and economic development at the County’s Industrial Park. The project was funded by the White County Commissioners, the Economic Development Administration, and the United States Department of Agriculture.

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 a trusted leader in environmental engineering and consulting.

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