ACEC Engineering Excellence Award
The American Council of Engineering Companies Orange County Branch, held their Annual Project Awards lunch this past month. The Circle Way Storm Drain and Stairs Repair Project won an Engineering Excellence Award. AndersonPenna performed the Project Management and Construction Management for this project, including the work required to obtain a Coastal Commission permit. The project is a storm drain outlet shore-protection system, intended to be the solution to decades of worries, property damage and impacts from El Niño weather patterns. Historical storms have caused two slope failures, undermining foundations and washing away portions of homes, personal belongings and up to 55 feet of Crescent Bay coastline. The project included a new 60-inch storm drain outlet, erosion protection foundation, a new beach access stairway and upgraded lighting.