Press Release (ePRNews.com) - MEDFIELD, Mass. - Jul 05, 2017 - The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Weston & Sampson as a winner of its 2017 Silver Engineering Excellence Award for work on the Medfield Charles River Gateway – Comprehensive Soil, Sediment and Groundwater Redemption project.
The 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards were announced at the recent ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala with emcees Carol Gladstone, Commissioner of the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance and Commissioner Leo Roy of the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Weston & Sampson, headquartered in Peabody, Massachusetts was retained by the Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance (DCAMM) to implement comprehensive remediation to safely relocate and cap 30,000 cubic yards of asbestos fill from the banks of the Charles River and associated wetlands followed by restoration of ten acres of natural habitat to create the Charles River Gateway Park.
The culmination of collaboration among stakeholders, this is the largest floodplain restoration along the Charles and the first-in the-state DEP-permitted project for on-site relocation of a large volume of asbestos-containing fill. Restored to natural conditions, Charles River Gateway provides recreation amenities with breathtaking views of the river.
“The winning projects exemplify ingenuity and professionalism and represent the breadth of engineering’s contribution to our everyday lives,” said ACEC/MA President Mark S. Bartlett PE, Senior Associate at Stantec, Inc. “They are outstanding examples of how engineers connect communities, provide safe and reliable water and energy, and make our buildings safe and efficient. The professional engineers and their colleagues at our member firms are dedicated to working on quality infrastructure, which wouldn’t otherwise exist. These outstanding projects are but a few examples of the quality work designed by Massachusetts engineering firms.”
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