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OBG and Honeywell recognized in ACEC NY 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards

OBG and Honeywell awarded for Onondaga Lake restoration program in Central New York

OBG has received two Diamond Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC NY) 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards. Each year, more than 60 member firms submit projects that are judged by a panel of industry experts on a rigorous set of criteria, which include complexity, innovation, and value to society.

As a strategic partner to Honeywell, both projects were completed in support of the sustainable remediation of the Onondaga Lake Superfund Site in Syracuse, New York, one of the largest and most complex programs in the country.

OBG received a Diamond Award in the Environmental category for the restoration of 400 acres of uncapped soda ash production tailings and other pollutants along the lake’s southwest shoreline and Nine Mile Creek’s shoreline. The project achieved hydrologic control of leachate generated by the site and discharged to adjacent water bodies.

This project included the creation of a 20-acre shoreline wetland complex that allowed Honeywell to meet compensatory wetland mitigation requirements and enhanced more than 6,000 feet of the Lake’s shoreline. More than 40,000 plants were installed, and approximately 60 species of fish, birds, and other wildlife have returned to the restored western shoreline

OBG also received a Diamond Award in the Special Projects category for the rehabilitation of 6,000 linear feet of stormwater culverts, up to 60 inches in diameter, as part of the lake cleanup and restoration project. OBG provided design and construction-phase support services for the innovative project, which included lining the culverts with cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) using ultraviolet (UV)-cured fiberglass liners. The liners created a water-tight seal that provided a long-term structural and sustainable solution to mitigate groundwater and seep discharges from the site located along the Lake’s southwestern shoreline.

This project supported Honeywell’s implementation of a unique technology and mitigate the potential for impacted groundwater to enter pipes and downstream water bodies, minimizing impacts to fish, wildlife, and community members. At the time of installation, this project was the largest diameter installation of UV-cured liner in North America.

As Diamond Award winners, both projects were also designated as finalists to represent ACEC NY in the national competition sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

Winners will be honored at the 51st Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala, which will take place at the Hilton Midtown in New York City on April 7, 2018. A full list of winning projects is available on the ACEC NY website.

ACEC New York
ACEC New York is a proactive coalition of 270 firms representing every discipline of engineering related to the built environment—civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, environmental, geotechnical—and affiliated companies. Our shared goals are to further the business interests of our membership, enhance the quality and safety of the environment we live and work in, and help ensure the vitality of our communities. For more information, visit www.acecny.org

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EnergyEnvironmentWater. For more than 70 years, OBG has specialized in engineering and problem solving, but the Company’s greatest strength is creating comprehensive, integrated solutions for its clients. OBG – There’s a way. For more information, visit www.obg.com.

Honeywell is a Fortune 100 software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally. Honeywell’s technologies help everything from aircraft, cars, homes and buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.