ACEC/MA Names Jacobs as 2019 Bronze Award Winner

HUDSON and BOSTON, MA, Aug 26, 2019 – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Jacobs as a 2019 bronze award winner for engineering excellence for their work on the Washington Street (Route 85) Over the Assabet River Bridge Replacement.

Working closely with MassDOT, the Town of Hudson, and local businesses, Jacobs Engineering Group pioneered the use of new construction methods and materials that delivered a completed bridge with a roadway closure of only 85 days, 20 days sooner than the pre-negotiated outage length. These included the use of Northeast Extreme Tee (NEXT) precast beams for the bridge superstructure and Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) for field-cast closure pours. This project not only solved the critical needs of Hudson and the region ahead of schedule, but proved the efficacy of UHPC application for future bridge projects throughout Massachusetts. An international firm, Jacobs has Massachusetts offices in Boston and Bourne.

The 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards were announced at the recent ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala with special guest emcees Jonathan L. Gulliver, Highway Administrator at MassDOT and Frederick A. Laskey, executive director of MWRA.

“Each year we gather to celebrate and recognize engineering firms for projects that demonstrate innovation and excellence,” said Michael J. Walsh, PE, president of ACEC/MA and vice president of CDM Smith. “We congratulate our winners who work tirelessly throughout the year to advance the goals and values of our organization and the industry.”


The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) is the business association of the Massachusetts engineering industry, representing over 120 independent engineering companies engaged in the development of transportation, environmental, industrial, and other infrastructure. Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Boston, MA, ACEC/MA is a member organization of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) based in Washington, DC. ACEC is a national federation of 51 state and regional organizations.

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