FDOT SR 968 / SW 1st Street Bridge Replacement Project Honored As ACEC-FL Grand Award Winner

December 7, 2021

H&H is honored that the SR 968 / SW 1st Street Bridge Replacement project will receive the Grand Award for Engineering Excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida (ACEC-FL). The award will be presented at the February 18, 2022 ceremony at The JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes. The project is one of eight vying for the Grand Conceptor Award, Florida’s overall best engineering project.

“We are excited to receive this award on behalf of the project team and owner, Florida District 6,” said H&H Principal Michael Sileno. “While a bridge replacement project that affects major downtown urban areas is never easy, the assistance we received from the community, numerous permitting agencies, including the City of Miami, Miami-Dade County, USCG, and the State Historic Preservation Office, made this project successful.”

Projects and studies are rated by a board of judges based on uniqueness and innovative applications; future value to the engineering profession; perception by the public; social, economic, and sustainable development considerations; complexity; and successful fulfillment of client/owners’ needs, including schedule and budget.

ACEC-FL annually recognizes outstanding achievements by its member firms in accomplishing Florida transportation projects. Firms are nominated for awards in seven project award categories: Outstanding Major Project, Outstanding Design-Build or CM at Risk Project, Outstanding Roadway Project, Outstanding Bridge Project, Outstanding PD&E / Planning Project, Outstanding Environmental Project, and Outstanding Special Project. Nominations for each award category may be submitted annually by each of the seven FDOT Districts, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, and the Central Office. The ACEC-FL Outstanding Projects Awards Committee is comprised of FDOT and ACEC-FL representatives and selects the winner in each of the seven project categories.

Congratulations to the entire team that worked on the project, including the project owner, Florida DOT.