ACEC 2016 National Recognition Award Winner:
Firm Name: HNTB Corporation
Project Name: SunRail Phase 1
Project Location: DeBary to Orlando, Florida
Client Name: Florida Department of Transportation District 5
Since its opening in May 2014, SunRail has proved a practical alternative to I-4, the region’s main thoroughfare. The initial 31 miles of Phase 1 of the SunRail Commuter Rail System serve passengers at 12 different stations across eight different cities in Central Florida, from DeBary in the north to Sand Lake Road in the south. On average, 3,700 Central Floridians ride the train per day.
Phase 1 work included construction of track, signals, crossings, bridges, stations with associated parking lots, security systems, and an operations center. Phase 2 is scheduled to begin shortly, connecting an additional four communities to the southern terminus.
The project is one of 151 being recognized by ACEC from throughout the nation and the world as preeminent 2016 engineering achievements. All winners—including 16 Honor Awards, eight Grand Awards and the prestigious “Grand Conceptor Award” for the year’s most outstanding overall engineering achievement—will be celebrated at the upcoming Engineering Excellence Awards Dinner and Gala, a black-tie event to be held Tuesday, April 19, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., as part of the 2016 ACEC Annual Convention.