BSC wins at 2024 ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala

Pictured left to right: Tahlya Cuevas, Kelly O’Neill, Matt von Wahlde, 
Sam Offei-Addo, Sean Ewald, Lee Curtis, and Deb Azer.

Several BSC team members had the pleasure of attending the ACEC Massachusetts’ 2024 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on March 28th at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston. The ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Competition recognizes engineering achievements that demonstrate the highest degree of merit and ingenuity. This year two of BSC’s projects were honored for their outstanding engineering achievements. The award-winning projects are described below.

Infrastructure Improvement Project – Dunstable, MA

BSC, led by Sam Offei-Addo and Kellan Lewis, served as the prime consultant for a roadway safety and infrastructure improvement project on Main Street (Route 113) in Dunstable, a critical commuter route with historic and cultural significance. Facing challenges such as horizontal sight distance limitations, substandard roadway cross-sections, and failing infrastructure, the project aimed to enhance safety while preserving the area’s village character and historic features.

The scope of work included pavement widening, construction of the town’s first sidewalk, ADA-compliant pedestrian ramps, culvert replacement, and landscape enhancements. Despite complexities such as proximity to a historic cemetery and protected wetlands, BSC successfully completed the project, earning an ACEC/MA Bronze Award. The project’s success lies in its ability to deliver modern transportation amenities while respecting the area’s heritage and environmental sensitivity, all while keeping the roadway operational throughout construction.

Massachusetts Trial Court – Land Court Division

Geonetics, led by Matt von Wahlde, developed and deployed a new data management tool for the Massachusetts Trial Court – Land Court division. The purpose of this tool was to assist the Land Court division in managing their business processes related to the ownership, development, and use of real property. Geonetics created a system that provided an automated workflow tool to improve the tracking and maintenance of the court’s operations.

The project was initiated due to the inadequacy of the existing legacy data management solution, which no longer met the client’s needs. The primary goal was to enhance the automation and access to public information while integrating the system efficiently. One of the most significant challenges faced during the project was migrating legacy data and documents into a new environment while ensuring compliance with Massachusetts Trial Court cyber security standards. The project was recognized with an ACEC/MA Bronze Award.