Engineering Enterprises Inc. wins ACEC-IL Award

By on February 25, 2012

Normal, ILL.—Fifty-one Illinois firms were recognized for excellence in engineering before an audience of over 300 engineers, clients and government officials at an Awards Luncheon held Feb. 3 at The Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal, Ill.

The firms were recognized for award-winning engineering projects in the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois’ 41st Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Competition. The competition recognizes outstanding projects designed by private practice engineering firms from the State of Illinois.

Engineering Enterprises, Inc. won a Merit Award for the project: “Virgil L. Gilman Trail Pedestrian Bridge,” which was completed for the Fox Valley Park District. The project goal was to eliminate the dangerous at-grade crossing of the Virgil L. Gilman Trail at Galena Boulevard in the City of Aurora. EEI worked closely with the district, permitting agencies and various sub-consultants to develop the final construction documents.

The final product was a 162-foot-long prefabricated weathering steel bridge erected on decorative abutments, a series of terraced retaining walls, extensive landscaping and other decorative site elements, including two large decorative sign panels on either side of the bridge. Merit Awards are given for projects worthy of recognition of the engineer and the owner/client for achieving engineering excellence.

Engineering Enterprises, Inc., founded in 1974, is a consulting engineering firm that provides planning, design and construction services for water, wastewater, transportation, stormwater and GIS to municipalities, counties and state agencies throughout Northern Illinois. For additional information, visit