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  • ACEC/MA Announces Tighe & Bond as a winner of Bronze Engineering Excellence Award for their work on the East Main Street Water Treatment Plant in Middleborough, MA

    Published on October 13, 2020

    MIDDLEBOROROUGH, MA :The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Tighe & Bond as a winner of their 2020 Bronze Engineering Excellence Award for their work on the East Main Street Water Treatment Plant in Middleborough, MA.

    The 2020 Engineering Excellence Awards were recently announced and will be celebrated at the 2021 ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala. The awards celebrate innovation, ingenuity, and excellence in engineering achievement.

    The East Main Street Water Treatment Plant is a sustainable and economic success that reduces the levels of iron and manganese contaminants in the Town of Middleborough’s drinking water supply. Tighe & Bond’s innovative design and application of a biological filtration is helping set a new standard of how the industry can address drinking water treatment. With the completion of this project, Tighe & Bond has now designed three out of the four operating biological water treatment plants in New England. The continued use of biological water treatment throughout New England and the country will help fulfill a need in the waterworks industry to provide more sustainable alternative solutions for water treatment.

    Tighe & Bond is a growing, well-established, employee-owned, engineering and environmental consulting firm with 400 employees. A Top 10 New England ENR design firm, Tighe & Bond was recognized by Civil Engineering News and Zweig Group as one of the Best Firms to work for in the country. Our team of engineers, scientists, planners, and other professionals provide creative solutions for critical challenges that impact buildings, sustainability, water resources, the environment, and climate change from eleven offices across Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and New York. The firm offers employees an inviting mid-size company culture, and an opportunity to develop a rewarding career that can have an impact on the environmental development of the Northeast region.

    “The Engineering Excellence Awards program recognizes engineering firms for projects that demonstrate a high degree of achievement, value and ingenuity,” said Jenn Howe, President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts and Principal and Vice President at SMMA, Symmes Maini & McKee Associates. “Entrants are rated by an independent panel of judges from the architectural community, the construction industry, academia, the media, and the public sector on the basis of uniqueness and originality; future value to the profession and perception by the public; social, economic and sustainable development considerations; complexity; and successful fulfillment of the client/owner’s need, including schedule and budget. We congratulate them and thank them for their contributions to improving the quality of our everyday lives.”