The American Council of Engineering Companies of New York has selected the Ashokan Station Trailhead project for the 2021 Platinum Award in Category F: Waste and Storm Water. HVEA provided design services for a 52 space parking lot located adjacent to the Ashokan Reservoir. Due to the proximity to the reservoir and the size of the lot, HVEA designed an innovative stormwater system that utilized multiple standard practices in series to maximize stormwater quality and quantity controls, while still meeting the regulatory conditions of all involved agencies. Environmental permitting was also a challenge as there were multiple agency requirements and procedures.
The Engineering Excellence Awards are presented to projects that encompass both the public and private sector in the following categories: studies, research and consulting services; building/technology systems; structural systems; surveying and mapping technology; environmental; waste and storm water; water resources; transportation; energy; industrial and manufacturing processes and facilities; and special projects.
Winners will be honored at the Annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) Gala, which will take place at the Hilton Midtown in New York City on June 5, 2021. This event is co-sponsored by the ACEC New York Scholarship Fund, and in conjunction with the Gala, the scholarship program will award more than $50,000 to NYS engineering students. This event will also recognize the 100th anniversary of ACEC New York.