Grand Conceptor IMEG project featured in Engineering Inc.

The IMEG-designed Denver Water Operations Complex Redevelopment — winner of the 2021 National ACEC Engineering Excellence Grand Conceptor Award — is featured in the summer issue of ACEC’s Engineering Inc. magazine.

The national Grand Conceptor Award honors the year’s most outstanding engineering achievement. The award was announced June 17 during ACEC’s Virtual EEA Gala, with IMEG receiving the top honor from among 15 other Grand Award-winning projects from across the U.S. 

“The Denver Water Operations Redevelopment project is a breathtaking example of sustainable design that showcases how the engineering industry is constantly innovating to raise the bar on environmentally friendly design,” said ACEC President and CEO Linda Bauer Darr. “ACEC congratulates the professionals at IMEG Corp. and all of this year’s winners for demonstrating true engineering excellence.”

IMEG provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering and design services, as well as building performance analysis for the redevelopment, which included a 186,000-sf LEED Platinum, net-zero energy and “One Water” administration building; 7,400-sf LEED Gold wellness building; 15,400-sf LEED Gold renovation of the historic 3-Stones building, and a 155,000-sf parking structure. 

The project’s many challenging goals for energy and water efficiency, water reuse, and zero on-site carbon emissions required many intricate campus-wide solutions, such as the implementation of the One Water concept, which uses the right water for the right use and minimizes consumption through efficiency whenever possible. 

The Denver Water Operations Complex Redevelopment also received the 2021 ACEC Colorado Grand Conceptor Award. 

Watch the award announcement and project video and read the project case study.