Latham Firm’s Innovative Site Design Supports Major New Industrial Facility
WASHINGTON, DC (March 5, 2012)—C.T. Male Associates, P.C., of Latham, N.Y., has earned national recognition for engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 46th annual Engineering Excellence Awards for the GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fab 8 chip processing facility in Malta, N.Y.
Before the world’s most advanced semiconductor processing facility could begin creating hundreds of jobs for area residents, C.T. Male prepared the topographically challenging 222-acre site for the complex of specialized manufacturing and administrative buildings, roads, and support infrastructure.
Utilizing advanced modeling and design technology, the project team turned the site into an efficient, environmentally sound campus that can be easily adapted for expansion as demand for GLOBALFOUNDRIES products and technology increases.
The project is among 147 engineering projects from throughout the nation recognized by ACEC as preeminent engineering achievements for 2011. Judging for the Engineering Excellence Awards—known as the “Academy Awards of the engineering industry”—took place in February, conducted by a panel of more than 30 engineers, architects, government representatives, media members, and academics. Criteria for awards include uniqueness and originality, technical innovation, social and economic value, complexity, and success of the projects in meeting goals.
All winners, including the top 16 Honor Awards, eight Grand Awards and the prestigious “Grand Conceptor Award” for the year’s most outstanding overall engineering achievement, will be recognized at the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala, to be held Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the business association of America’s engineering industry, representing more than 5,000 independent engineering firms and more than 500,000 professionals throughout the United States engaged in the development of America’s transportation, water and energy infrastructure, along with environmental, industrial and other public and private facilities. Founded in 1909 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., ACEC is a national federation of 51 state and regional organizations.