Raleigh, NC, November 18, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina (ACEC/NC) has selected Solutions-IES, Inc. as the recipient of a “Grand Award” for 2011. The ACEC/NC Engineering Excellence Award (EEA) is an annual competition that honors and recognizes engineering and surveying firms for projects that demonstrate the highest degree of achievement, value and ingenuity.
“This year’s winners represent the best engineering projects – executed by North Carolina firms,” says Kathryn Sawyer Westcott, executive director of ACEC/NC. “They exemplify the projects that propel the economy and enhance and safeguard our state’s quality of life.”
As part of their partnership with the Department of Defense (DoD), Solutions-IES made significant advancements in the field of perchlorate remediation. Through their research, development and publication of the protocol titled “Natural Attenuation of Perchlorate in Groundwater: Processes, Tools and Monitoring Techniques,” Solutions-IES validated a new sustainable approach to cleaning up an emerging contaminant.
“I am particularly proud of our engineers and scientists, who incorporated several innovative engineering tests to solve a complex problem,” says Ann Borden, President of Solutions-IES. “By proving the effectiveness of monitored natural attenuation for perchlorate cleanup, we reduced remediation costs by 50 to 65 percent for military and commercial installations worldwide, while protecting the health, safety and welfare of our citizens.”
Solutions-IES is a woman-owned 8(a) DB environmental engineering and geology consulting and remediation firm with 30+ professional staff and operations across the U.S. Solutions-IES was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. Since inception, the firm has developed annual revenues of $7 million from U.S. and international projects. Information about the firm’s range of capabilities and services is available at www.solutions.ies.com.
About American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina
The American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina (ACEC/NC) is a professional association of over 210 member firms in North Carolina, employing over 8,000 professional engineers, technicians and scientists. ACEC/NC is a member organization of the American Council of Engineering Companies in Washington D.C.
About American Council of Engineering Companies
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the national organization for state organizations and is the largest national association of engineering firms engaged in the independent practice of consulting engineering. ACEC has over 6,000 member firms in the 50 states, employing over 300,000 professionals, technicians, scientists and support personnel.