Many Thanks to our Sponsors
Gresham, Smith and Partners
Buchart Horn, Inc.
Cannon & Cannon
Allen & Hoshall
Barge Design Solutions, Inc.
ECS Southeast, LLP
Fisher & Arnold, Inc.
Pickering Firm, Inc.
Power Consulting Associates, Inc.
Ross Bryan Associates, Inc.
Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Bell & Associates Construction, LP| Brown & Caldwell
Burr and Cole Consulting Engineers, Inc. | C* Connect
Charles Blalock and Sons | Earl Dudley
Facility Systems Consultants, LLC
Fulghum, MacIndoe & Associates, Inc.
Garney Construction | Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
KS Ware & Associates, LLC | Linkous Construction
Sain Associates | SMPS Nashville
Terracon Consultants, Inc. | Varallo Public Relations
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc.
2018 Grand Iris Winner
Brown and Caldwell | Bush Brothers Process Water Reclamation Facility | Dandridge, TN | Bush Brothers & Company
The Process Water Reclamation Facility, improved the quality of land-applied irrigation water and reduced well-water consumption by reusing reclaimed process water for Bush Brothers & Company. The reuse capability provided more than 70 million gallons per year of raw water savings, with plans to increase to 100 million gallons. Innovative engineering included anaerobic, aerobic, physical separation, and membrane treatment of process water and complex biogas treatment components. Design-build produced a consistent team engaged from concept design to startup, providing accountability and enhanced collaboration. The project reduced Bush’s water requirements by 30 percent and provided increased reliability, flexibility, and effluent quality.
People’s Choice Award
S&ME, Inc. and Civic Engineering & IT, Inc. | Chattanooga’s Big Dig | Chattanooga, TN | City of Chattanooga
Chattanooga’s Big Dig, jointly submitted with Civic Engineering and Information Technologies, Inc. (Civic) won the People’s Choice Award and an Honor Award in the Environmental Category for large projects. Managed by Rick Bruce, PG, (S&ME) and Philip Nelson, PE, (Civic), the City of Chattanooga took action To prevent a catastrophic failure of their stormwater infrastructure and potential water contamination from a former landfill, the City requested Civic to redesign the storm conveyance in the historic St. Elmo area of the city. Civic developed a plan to re-route the existing storm infrastructure around the Wheland Foundary Landfill, and S&ME was contracted to develop a comprehensive Soil and Groundwater Management Plan for management of excavated materials, due to the history of area soil and foundry sand contamination. The new storm drainage is designed to accommodate a 100-year storm event for an 1,100-acre drainage area. The discovery of contaminated soils complicated the project and brought in additional stakeholders. The new infrastructure has been designed with expansion in mind to pave the way for future development of the area in conjunction with the planned extension of the Chattanooga Riverwalk.
Grand Award Winners
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