News : CHA Earns Four Awards in ACEC of New York's 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards

February 04, 2019

CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA) is pleased to announce it has earned four awards—one platinum, one gold, and two silver—in the ACEC New York 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards.

CHA has earned a Platinum Award in the water and storm water category for the Beaver Creek CSO Abatement and Flood Mitigation Program. The Albany Water Board has embraced a progressive approach that merges innovative technology with traditional grey strategies and green infrastructure practices. At the heart of the solution is a smart infrastructure network that uses a continuous monitoring adaptive control (CMAC) platform to proactively predict and manage wet weather flows.

The On-Site Energy Manager Program for Recycled Energy Development, LLC (RED-Rochester) was awarded a Gold Award in the energy category. As part of the NYSERDA On-Site Energy Manager Pilot Program, RED-Rochester contracted CHA to identify and implement energy management strategies and projects. In only 15 months, more than 100 energy projects were identified, with $1.4 million in estimated savings from projects implemented in the short-term.

CHA’s design of the Route 32 Mohawk River Bridge received a Silver Award. The bridge over the Mohawk River between Cohoes and Waterford, New York, was replaced with an 800-foot-long, five-span bridge, designed with historic aesthetic treatments resembling the original 1930s structure. Improved pedestrian facilities, new curbs and sidewalks, closed drainage improvements, improved access, and new streetscaping and landscaping were also included.

Replacement of the Bailey Avenue Bridges over Buffalo River and Cazenovia Creek received a Silver Award. While maintaining traffic during construction, this highly visible project replaced the structurally deficient bridges, eliminated channel constrictions to reduce flooding, improved the intersection south of the bridges, and enhanced this gateway to South Buffalo, New York.

Winners will be honored at the 2019 Engineering Excellence Gala in New York City on April 13, 2019.