Project News

Fixing the Problem at the Source – the Pipestone Water Treatment Plant

The City of Pipestone faced a series of issues with both their water and wastewater treatment systems. The ground water supply used for drinking water contained elevated levels of Gross Alpha, a radionuclide regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency and Minnesota Department of Health as a potential carcinogen. The existing facility, constructed in 1919, had no treatment capabilities and was limited in its ability to be modified due to being a historical site.

City of Bloomington Awarded APWA-MN Project of the Year Award

The American Public Works Association (APWA) – Minnesota Chapter recognized the City of Bloomington at the annual conference on November 22. The Penn American Stormwater Storage project received the Project of the Year award for their work to develop a linear storage system that combined retention and conveyance of the runoff while mitigating the impact to Upper and Lower Penn Lake.

Rejecting Echo Chambers for Project Success

So often we find ourselves in one echo chamber or another, whether professionally or socially. In the context of the civil engineering field, the echo chamber can be a shared frustration with another engineer over how some architect approaches form over function, comfort in what worked the last time versus a different directive, or some seemingly crazy idea a planner thinks is best for the ‘placemaking’. At the same time, specialization of roles has heightened over time.

Award Winning Project

ACEC Iowa Engineering Achievement Awards

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Iowa recognized a few of our clients with Engineering Achievement Awards in Transportation, Water/Wastewater, and Special Projects. Congratulations to Spencer, Ames, and Cedar Rapids!




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ACEC North Dakota recognizes North Dakota State College of Science

The American Council of Engineering Companies of North Dakota recognized the North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) with the 2018 Engineering Excellence Award in Special Projects for their Infrastructure improvements. This $13 million project, which improved utility infrastructure and addressed pedestrian, ADA, parking, and traffic movement, was completed over the course of three construction seasons.