Morrison-Maierle receives three ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards

The Montana Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) recently awarded Morrison-Maierle with three 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards for projects in the transportation, structural systems, and building/technology categories. Design teams from the firm’s offices in Bozeman, Missoula, and Helena

Morrison-Maierle employee-owners were on hand to receive their awards at the 2019 Montana ACEC Engineering Excellence banquet in Helena. Pictured from left to right are Cory Kesler, Scott Bell, Nate Menuez, Eric Weber, Brian Aschim, and Phill Forbes.

accepted the awards for their work on these projects.

The firm’s Bert Mooney Airport Terminal project incorporated many cost-saving engineering measures that helped create a new terminal that now meets all security and safety measures while honoring Butte’s rich history with structural and architectural elements throughout the building. Morrison-Maierle worked with Butte-native, Paul Powers, who is the president/CEO of The KPA Group of San Francisco and Markovich Construction, a Butte contractor.

In the structural systems category, Morrison-Maierle received top honors for the Cabinet Gorge Bridge. Located in the far northwest corner of the state, this project was challenged with deep water, steep slopes, and mid-way through the project, the team encountered a very hard, house-sized boulder that required a unique design and construction methods to build the bridge. Morrison-Maierle worked with Dick Anderson Construction of Helena on this project.

One of Morrison-Maierle’s projects for Montana State University also received an award for its Rendezvous Dining Pavilion. This $18.5 million project received top honors in the building/technology systems category. A LEED-certified building, this project incorporates mechanical, electrical, and structural engineering solutions for the state’s largest dining facility that serves 7,000 people a day.