HR Green Earns Engineering Achievement Awards
The Iowa chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) has honored HR Green, Inc. with its Engineering Excellence Awards program (EEA). The chapter awarded Engineering Achievement awards to three recent HR Green projects in the state of Iowa.
In the Transportation category, HR Green was recognized for two projects. The Outer Drive Extension Project in Sioux City involved relocation of 7,000 feet of railroad, and construction of a new 912-ft. bridge spanning the CN/IC Railroad and the Floyd River. The McCollister Road Bridge Project in Iowa City involved construction of a new bridge to span the Iowa River. The new bridge features river overlooks with seating for hikers, bicyclists and anglers.
In the Water category, HR Green was recognized for its design of a new Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Facility for the City of Fort Madison. Reverse Osmosis (RO) is a membrane technology that produces drinking water of exceptionally good quality. With a capacity of five million gallons per day, the new facility is the largest RO facility currently operating in Iowa, and provides greatly improved security and flood protection compared to the century-old facility it replaced. In addition to designing the new facility, HR Green helped the City obtain more than $3 million in funding for the project. On June 21, the award was presented to Mayor Steve Ireland, with special thanks and appreciation to the Fort Madison City Council and the hard work and efforts of the entire City water department, most especially Larry Dinwiddie in helping make this project a success.