American Council of Engineering Companies of Oregon

Engineering Excellence




WHAT IS ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE?
The Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition recognizes engineering firms for projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement and value. The EEA program was created by ACEC to increase the public's perception of what engineers REALLY DO. The public relations and marketing value of your firm's participation in the ACEC Oregon and ACEC National Engineering Excellence Awards program is outstanding.

For more than 50 years engineering firms have entered their most innovative projects and studies in competitions conducted by state member organizations (MOs). After participating in the ACEC Oregon EEA program, firms are then eligible to participate in the ACEC National competition. 

A distinguished panel of judges is convened to select the best engineering projects based on criteria such as uniqueness and/or innovative application of new or existing techniques; future value to the engineering profession and enhanced public awareness/enthusiasm of the role of engineering; social, economic and sustainable development considerations; complexity; and successful fulfillment of client/owner's needs, including schedule and budget. 


AWARDS
Judges spend a day evaluating and discussing the projects before selecting the Project of the Year, Grand Award and Honor Award winners. Best in Category Awards are also offered, but ONLY if there are 5 or more entries in a category AND at the judges’ discretion. Also, projects with a Total Construction Budget of $3 million or less are eligible for the Small Project Award
 
Additionally, a People’s Choice Award will be awarded based on which display panel is voted the favorite by those in attendance at the Engineering Excellence Awards dinner. 


Entrants into the ACEC Oregon EEA competition may advance to ACEC National's design competition in Washington, D.C.

CALL FOR ENTRIES

2018 PROJECT OF THE YEAR 
Anderson Perry & Associates, Inc. 
Crooked River Wetlands for City of Prineville



More about Anderson Perry's winning project + newsletter story & photos of 2018 Engineering Excellence winners

Click here for the
2018 Engineering Excellence Awards magazine published by the DJC. 

2018 Engineering Excellence Award winners (one page) 

Slideshow of all the 2018 entries featuring each project's display panel 
 
 

 
"We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then,
is not an act,
but a habit."

--Aristotle

ENTER YOUR FIRM'S PROJECT FOR 2019!
Bring public attention to the outstanding work performed by engineering and land surveying firms through services to clients, state and society by entering ACEC Oregon's Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition.

ELIGIBILITY: Any firm engaged in the private practice of consulting engineering or surveying is eligible to enter the awards program whether or not the firm is an ACEC or ACEC Oregon member. 


Projects entered in the competition may have been executed anywhere in the world. Entries must have been substantially completed and ready for use between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2018.


ACEC Oregon
ENTRY DEADLINES & DATES TO REMEMBER for 2019 EEA


Mon, October 8, 2018
Intent to Enter deadline

Wed, November 7, 2018
Final Entry deadline

Thurs, November 15, 2018
Judging of Entries

Wed, January 16, 2019
Awards Dinner


Entry Fees for 2019:
  • $600 members 
  • $2,000 non-members  

Questions?
Contact mwebber@acecOregon.org or call (503) 292-2348. 

ACEC NATIONAL
EEA ENTRIES
For more info about the
ACEC National EEA competition,
click here