Engineering News Record’s Mountain States (ENR) recently announced the winners of its 2015 Best Projects competition, and two Morrison-Maierle projects came out on top. The City of Great Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant won in the Water/Environment category and Jabs Hall, College of Business, Montana State University won the Higher Education/Research category.
ENR Mountain States measures engineering projects in Utah, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. A panel of eight judges from all areas of the industry—architects, GCs, consultants, academics and engineers—select winners in each of categories. The project awards began in 2000.
The City of Great Falls WWTP selected HDR and Morrison-Maierle to provide design and construction for a project requiring upgrades to meet future ammonia limits and disinfection requirement.
Montana State University was gifted $25 million from Jake Jabs, a Montana native and Montana State alumnus, to completely fund construction of the building and other programs. In addition to many innovative architecture and engineering decisions, this project is unique because it uses 52, 500-foot-deep geothermal wells which helps meet MSU’s energy reduction goals. Click here to learn more.