Do you know a Professional Engineer who has made an outstanding contribution to the engineering profession in Florida? Each year, ACEC Florida honors excellence and achievement in engineering in the Sunshine State with the following awards. Take advantage of the opportunity to gain recognition for your firm and other individuals important to your business. We encourage your nominations for the following awards programs:

The ACEC Florida Engineering Excellence Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the consulting engineering profession through a comprehensive evaluation of projects by a distinguished panel of experts in related fields.  The top recipients at the state level proceed to the national competition administered by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), where they will compete for, among other awards, the coveted Grand Conceptor Award.

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida (ACEC-FL) annually recognizes outstanding achievement by its member firms in accomplishing Florida transportation projects. Firms are nominated for awards in seven project award categories:

  • Outstanding Major Project
  • Outstanding Design-Build or CM at Risk Project
  • Outstanding Roadway Project
  • Outstanding Bridge Project
  • Outstanding PD&E / Planning Project
  • Outstanding Environmental Project
  • Outstanding Special Project

Nominations for each award category may be submitted annually by each of the seven FDOT Districts, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, and by the Central Office. The ACEC Florida Outstanding Projects Awards Committee is comprised of FDOT and ACEC Florida representatives and selects the winner in each of the seven project categories.

Governor A.W. Gilchrist Award is presented to a Florida-registered professional engineer who has brought recognition to the profession through the public office and/or civic leadership with significant participation in ACEC Florida and other professional and technical activities and societies. Recipients can showcase their expertise, be seen as a pillar of the community, and be recognized by their peers for their professional contributions.

Deadline for submission: April 28, 2023

Recognizes the outstanding personal efforts of its recipient to advance the technical and professional practice of geotechnical engineering firms in Florida for a minimum of ten years.

Deadline for Submission: February 24, 2023

2022 ACEC Florida Larry Madrid GMEC Award Recipient
2022 ACEC Florida Larry Madrid GMEC Award Recipient Jay W. Casper, P.E.
Established in 2004, this award is presented annually and recognizes the non-DBE prime consulting firm that has made the most significant use of DBE sub-consulting firms.

2022 ACEC Florida | FDOT SBE/DBE Utilization Award Recipient
2022 ACEC Florida | FDOT SBE/DBE Utilization Award RecipientInwood Consulting, Inc.

The Professional Development Award recognizes employers of engineering personnel who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement and improvement of the engineering profession through employment policies and practices. It is presented to the nominated employer of engineering personnel who has made the most outstanding contribution to the advancement and improvement of the engineering profession through its employment policies and practices in accord with established professional practices as outlined in Guidelines to Professional Employment for Engineers and Scientists. Factors considered include indoctrination, conditions of employment, recruiting practices, utilization of personnel, encouragement of registration, compensation, professional development, and internal communications.

Deadline for submission: April 28, 2023

The College of Fellows is a distinguished class of engineers who have been selected by their peers as deserving recognition for exemplary contributions to the profession. Election to the College of Fellows is administered by the Fellows Committee, which coordinates all Fellows activities and programs.

2022 ACEC College of Fellows Recipient
2022 ACEC College of Fellows Recipient Rick Baldoccchi, PE
2022 ACEC College of Fellows Recipient
2022 ACEC College of Fellows Recipient Peter Moore, PE, LEED AP
2022 ACEC College of Fellows Recipient
2022 ACEC College of Fellows Recipient William E. Wilson, Jr, PE
The award, established in 2001, honors the individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to the development of the effective partnership that now exists between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the engineering consultant community.

2022 Ben Watts Partnership Award Recipient
2022 Ben Watts Partnership Award RecipientJW Hunter, PE

ACEC Community Service Award recognizes ACEC members for their accomplishments in community service. Winning individuals can:

  • Be recognized for your contribution to your community
  • Be seen as a leader in your firm
  • Will be submitted to the ACEC Community Service Award Competition

Deadlines for Submission
Florida Deadline: June 2, 2023
ACEC Deadline: June 23, 2023

The ACEC Florida Young Professional of the Year Award strives to promote the accomplishments of young engineers by highlighting their engineering contributions and the resulting impact on society. The award recognizes young, diverse and talented engineers who may also be entered in the annual National Engineers’ Week “New Faces of Engineering” competition, which includes a full-page USA Today advertisement highlighting accomplished young engineers from throughout the nation.

Deadlines for Submission
Florida Deadline: April 21, 2023
ACEC Deadline: May 5, 2023