The American Council of Engineering Companies New Jersey (ACECNJ) selects CAIT to receive its 2019 Distinction in Industry Advancement Award for innovative products and exceptional transportation workforce training.

ACECNJ’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards—according to their website, “the Academy Awards of the engineering industry”— recognize and celebrate engineering achievements that demonstrate the highest degree of skill and ingenuity throughout the state. Engineering firms enter their most innovative projects and studies and a distinguished panel of judges determine the year’s most exceptional accomplishments.

ACECNJ’s goal for the Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition is to share with the engineering field, building industry, government officials, the media, and the general public, outstanding design and construction that bring value to local communities and society at large.

Each year a distinguished panel of judges representing a cross section of New Jersey’s industry, government, academia and media, assemble to rank the project submissions on engineering excellence. Projects entered into New Jersey’s EEA competition are rated on the basis of uniqueness and innovative applications; future value to the engineering profession; perception by the public; social, economic, and sustainable development considerations; complexity; and successful fulfillment of client/owner’s needs, including schedule and budget.

In addition, engineering firms have an opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of enlightened clients, and to recognize individuals for innovative thinking and leadership that make projects successful.

Winners at state-level Engineering Excellence Awards competitions are eligible for ACEC’s national Engineering Excellence Awards competition.

The award will be presented in March at the ACECNJ banquet.

February 2019

Three advanced technologies CAIT is advancing for infrastructure condition assessment

CAIT explores and invents cutting-edge technologies and methods for infrastructure condition assessment to prolong service life and train the future transportation workforce. (Top to bottom) Construction of the BEAST, the first accelerated testing facility for full-scale bridge systems. Using ground-based lidar for infrastructure mapping and VR. Combining teaching and research, CAIT is exploring soil-structure interactions with a team from University of Texas-Austin and their triaxial shaker, T-Rex. All photos ©Drew Noel Photography/Rutgers CAIT.