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Kleinfelder Recognized on National Stage at ACEC National Convention Engineering Excellence Awards Gala

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

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Washington, D.C.—The Engineering Excellence Award Gala at the ACEC National Convention in Washington, D.C. was a huge success, with Kleinfelder bringing home awards for three prominent projects.‚Äč

Kleinfelder was recognized with a Grand Award for work on the Claude "Bud" Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant project.

Zeenat Chandrasekhar, SE (above, third from the left) of the San Diego Structural Group attended the ACEC National Conference and helped accept the Grand Award for the Carlsbad Desalination Plant during the Awards Gala, along with other project representatives from Poseidon (project developer) and Arcadis (lead designer).

"I was honored to accept the Grand Award for the Carlsbad Desalination Plant project with the rest of the project team," says Zeenat.  "Kleinfelder provided the structural design for all the structures in the plant, which is the largest seawater desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere and the first major seawater desalination plant on the West Coast, providing a steady source of drinking water--unaffected by drought or seasonal dry conditions--to San Diego County's 3.1 million residents."

Two other Kleinfelder projects received National Recognition Awards at the Gala: the Cross Border Xpress (CBX) and the Auto Center Drive Grade Separation.

The ACEC National Convention and Engineering Excellence Award Gala are highly anticipated each year, and this year in particular as it marked 50 years since the establishment of the Awards program. 


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