Engineering Excellence



History of Engineering Excellence Competitions

In coordination with our national affiliate, ACEC, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri (ACEC/MO)holds an annual project competition. Our goal is to recognize the quality engineering design that member firms can produce and tell our membership and the public about this engineering quality design.

We adopt the rules for entry that are annually dictated by ACEC, except that we require only notebooks for judging. Our state deadline for project entries is in mid October, with judging in mid-November. Projects winners going on to the national competition are required to complete a panel to illustrated the projects unique features and have a deadline of early January.

A panel of judges for the ACEC/MO competition is chosen from outside the membership to carefully consider the entries. Judges are carefully considered and selected from various sectors including construction, education, architecture, government and media.

Our annual awards banquet highlighting the state winners is in February either in St. Louis, Kansas City or Columbia. The ACEC award banquet is held in April in Washington, D.C.


Panel of Judges – EEA Competition

Mr. Ed Andres
Radmacher Brothers Excavating
Mr. Tony Reinhart
Ford Motor Company
Mr. Phillip E. Borrowman, P.E.
Retired – ACEC/MO Past Chairman
Mr. Jeff Vandel
North Kansas City, MO Schools
Mr. Robert M. Koenig, AIA, CHC
Mr. Kevin Ward
Federal Highway Administration
Ms. Cynthia Newsome 41 Action News


2018-19 Engineering Excellence Committee

Ozzy Bravo, Chair, Terracon Consultants, Inc.
Marc Alper
, Alper Audi, Inc.
Todd Chandler, Cribb Philbeck Weaver Group
Jason Dohrmann, HR Green, Inc.
Chris Harker, Alfred Benesch & Company
Vicki LaRose, Civil Design, Inc.
Dan Meckes, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.
Mel Millenbruck
, Etegra, Inc.
J.C. Murray, AECOM
Tawn Nugent, TREKK Design Group, LLC
Mike Odrowski, CDM Smith
Raymond Okuagu, Premier Engineering Consultants, LLC
Andrew Potthast, HNTB Corporation
Jon Robison, GeoEngineers, Inc.
Jeff Smith, HNTB Corporation
Derek Vap, HNTB Corporation
Todd Welz, Quigg Engineering Inc.