Fayetteville, AR. For the third straight year, McGoodwin, Williams & Yates, Inc. has been awarded the Grand Conceptor Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Arkansas (ACEC/A) during the Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet held at the Governors Mansion on March 17, 2011. Each year, one project in the state is selected by ACEC/A to win the Grand Conceptor Award.
The firm was honored for its work on the Bentonville Water Master Plan Study completed in 2010. “We are proud to have partnered with the city of Bentonville on such a worthwhile and challenging project,” said Brad Hammond, president of McGoodwin, Williams & Yates. “The study yielded a proactive 20-year working plan that recommends the most effective use of taxpayer money to accommodate growth while complying with new water quality regulations. In addition, the city now has a hydraulic model that can be used as a tool to analyze actual growth as it occurs in the future. ”
The firm’s previous Grand Conceptor Awards include: Site Improvements for the LEED GOLD Certified Beaver Water District Administration Center in 2010; and the Fayetteville West Side Wastewater Treatment Plant in 2009. Also, in 2006 in partnership with a partnering firm from California, McGoodwin, Williams & Yates also won the Grand Conceptor Award at the state level for the Beaver Water District Intake Structure and was recognized with an Honor Award at the national level.
Specializing in public projects since 1946, McGoodwin, Williams & Yates also merited category awards in recent years for the design of the Suspended Pedestrian Bridge at Devil’s Den; design of the Pauline Whitaker Parkway and Intersection Roundabout for the city of Rogers, Arkansas; the Benton Farm Lift Station for the city of Springdale, Arkansas; and the Water and Wastewater Master Planning Study also for the city of Springdale, Arkansas.