C&S projects win five ACEC New York awards

C&S Companies are proud to announce that we received five 2012 Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies New York Chapter.

ACEC-Lincoln-SupplyPlatinum Award—Lincoln Supply Building redevelopment. C&S designed the renovation of the abandoned Lincoln Supply Building on Syracuse’s Near West Side into a mixed residential and commercial space. The project required a total gut of the building including the roof, interior structure, and floors. Wood elements removed from the building were repurposed into furniture and other products. A new steel structure was constructed within the existing building walls. The renovated building is 100% electric and uses no on-site fossil fuels. The highly energy efficient building still maintains its vintage industrial look and contributes to the continuing revitalization of Syracuse’s west side. The project was certified LEED Platinum in 2012.

ACEC-Wildcat-RoadPlatinum Award—Wildcat Road over Wildcat Gully bridge replacement. Built in 1910, the original Wildcat Road bridge consisted of two riveted, steel Pratt trusses. The bridge, located in Livingston County, was closed in 2004 due to deterioration of the steel. C&S replaced the 100-year-old landmark with a 100-foot-long, single-span structure, accommodating two narrow lanes of traffic. The new bridge provides a structurally sound, stable, and maintenance-free crossing, improving the economic viability of the area.

ACEC-Syracuse-CreekwalkGold Award—Syracuse Creekwalk. The Syracuse Creekwalk is a 2.2-mile long urban trail within the City of Syracuse paralleling Onondaga Creek from the city’s core, to a natural setting at its terminus on the shore of Onondaga Lake. For many years, the creek and surrounding areas were underused and inaccessible to most residents and visitors. The Creekwalk encourages alternate modes of transportation and links important origins and destinations in the city with a safe, dedicated route separated from motorized vehicles. Public involvement was critical to the success of the project with periodic presentations and updates to involved parties, including the client, businesses, and city residents.

ACEC-SRC-ArenaSilver Award—Onondaga Community College SRC Arena and Event Center. C&S provided design and construction management services for the new arena and event center designed to hold 8,000 people. The center is an opportunity for the college to expand revenue generation by hosting events for the college and the surrounding community. The facility includes a running track and playing surfaces for sports such as volleyball, tennis, and basketball. Three walls of retractable bleachers and temporary floor seating also gave the college the ability to seat 6,500 spectators. The project also included a 4,500-square-foot fitness center.

ACEC-Fish-WildlifeSilver Award—Long Island National Wildlife Refuge visitor/administration building. C&S designed and provided construction management services for a new LEED Silver visitor center/administration facility for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The 17,000-square-foot building was designed for dual function as an exhibition and education space for the general public and administrative space for staff. The project incorporated recycled and regional materials and employed several alternative energy systems. A site master plan was also developed, which included educational exhibits, extension of the walking trails, and a fishing pier.

ACEC is the voice of America’s engineering industry. The more than 5,500 firms comprising the council’s membership are engaged in a wide range of engineering works that propel the nation’s economy, and enhance and safeguard America’s quality of life.