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DDI Named Best in State by ACEC Indiana

B&N’s Jason Mathias (far left) and Greg Rominger (far right) are joined by INDOT representatives Ed Spahr , Kent Blosser and Dustin Meyer to accept the ACEC Indiana Grand Award.

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana - A Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) project designed by B&N’s Indianapolis team received the 2016 Grand Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Indiana in the recent Engineering Excellence Awards competition.

This is the third year in a row a B&N-designed project has been chosen by ACEC Indiana as the Grand Award winner, which is considered one of the state's highest engineering honors.

"It is an honor to be recognized by ACEC. We are the first engineering firm in the state to win the Grand Award three years in a row, which is a testament to the engineering excellence and value added cost savings we strive to bring to every project," noted B&N Indianapolis District Director Scott Sondles, PE. "The award is especially significant as 2016 marks our 25th year of continuous service to communities and citizens across the state of Indiana."

Completed for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), the DDI - located in Fort Wayne - was the first to be designed and built in the state. It was designed to add traffic capacity and relieve congestion to support ongoing development in the area. With two hospitals nearby, the revamped interchange also improves access for emergency

This is the second "Best in State" award the DDI has earned. It previously was named "Civil Engineering Project of the Year" by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Indiana section.

Congratulations to INDOT and the entire project team on this recognition!

B&N also received the ACEC Indiana Grand Award in 2015 for the Milton-Madison Bridge Slide and in 2014 for the Broad Ripple Dam Rehabilitation.