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2012 NCEES Engineering Award winners

Grandprize winner

The Florida Atlantic University Civil, Environmental, and Geomatics Engineering Department is the grand prize winner of the 2012 NCEES Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education. The award jury met May 31, 2012, in Clemson, S.C., to select the $25,000 grand prize winner.

The department received the prize for its submission, Dania Beach Nanofiltration Plant Expansion (PDF). For the project, students and the city of Dania Beach’s engineer collaborated with the city of Dania Beach to create a design for a new 2.0 mgd nano filtration process to complement the city’s existing 3.0 mgd conventional lime softening water treatment plant. The students took the project a step further by designing a LEED certified water treatment plant. On March 27, 2012, the new nano filtration plant officially opened, and the project team submitted documentation to become the first LEED Gold certified water treatment plant in the world.

The jury praised this project for incorporating many aspect of civil engineering and renewable energy.

Additional winners

The jury selected five additional winners to receive awards of $7,500 each:

Browse through all past award winners.

NCEES Engineering Award book

Download the NCEES Engineering Award book (PDF), a publication that highlights each year’s winning projects.