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Grand Rapids, MI –  On March 10, FTCH was presented the Engineering Merit Award for work on the $16.5 million Marquette Municipal Service Center at this year’s American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) Excellence Awards ceremony at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.  

As a part of a design/build team with Gundlach Champion, FTCH was retained by the City of Marquette to plan, design, and construct their replacement Municipal Service Center. As the largest municipality in the Upper Peninsula, the City of Marquette knew their building needs were larger than most and needed contractors that would be able to provide a state-of-the-art facility that was done on time, within budget, and completed to the satisfaction of the entire community. FTCH and Gundlach Champion’s partnership proved to be the right fit showing determination, attention to detail, and the communication skills to get the job done right.

 

Additional awards for FTCH included Firm of the Year, the Engineering Honorable Conceptor Award for FTCH’s work on the St. Louis Water Supply Replacement, and the Surveying Honorable Conceptor Award for FTCH’s work on the City of Wyoming Second Intake Survey.

 

ACEC/M “recognizes outstanding efforts of professional design firms to solve clients’ needs through exceptional projects, and offers the opportunity to showcase the year’s best engineering and surveying achievements to an audience of peers, clients and decision makers at all levels.”

 

“The knowledge and expertise that filled the room on Saturday was astounding! The projects engineered by private sector firms have a profound effect on the quality of life for all Michigan residents. Their efforts result in quality roads and bridges, safe drinking water, and a clean environment for people to live, work and play,” said Ronald Brenke, PE, ACEC/M Executive Director.