AWARDS WE HAVE WON

A testament to the quality of our work is reflected in the awards we have received for achievements in the field.

Our award winning experience includes both state and national level awards. Of particular note is the Palmetto Award, which is presented annually and represents the best engineering design project for the State of South Carolina, AEC is the only Small Firm to have won this prestigious award twice. In addition, AEC has been honored 5 times on a National level with awards for projects that we have designed, competing with engineering firms throughout the country.

  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of SC Engineering Excellence Award –  Palmetto Award
    • City of Cayce Wastewater Treatment Plant (2013)
  • Consulting Engineers of  SC (CESC)  Engineering Excellence Award –  Palmetto Award
    • City of Cayce Water Treatment Plant (2003)
  • Consulting Engineers of SC (CESC)  Engineering Excellence Award –  Grand Award
    • City of Cayce Water Treatment Plant (2003)
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence National Recognition Award
    • City of Cayce Wastewater Treatment Plant (2013)
    • City of Cayce Water Treatment Plant (2003)
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of SC Engineering Excellence Awards
    • East Richland County Public Service District 64-Inch Interceptor Sewer Line (2019)
    • City of Cayce Membrane Thickening (2014)
    • City of Cayce Wastewater Treatment Plant (2013)
    • City of Columbia Metro WWTP Effluent Diffuser (2007)
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of SC Engineering Excellence Small Firm Award
    • City of Cayce Wastewater Treatment Plant (2013)
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of SC Engineering Excellence Honor Award
    • City of West Columbia 22.5 MGD Water Treatment Plant Expansion (2008)
  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists (AAEES) Honor Award for Small Firms
    • City of Cayce Wastewater Treatment Plant (2013)
  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists (AAEES) Grand Prize Award for Small Firms
    • City of Cayce Membrane Thickening (2014)
  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists (AAEES) National Grand Prize for Design
    • City of Cayce Membrane Thickening (2014)
  • Tnemec Tank of the Year
    • City of Cayce People’s Choice Award (2018)
  • Municipal Association of SC (MASC) 2019 Municipal Achievement Award for Public Works

    • City of Cayce Avenues Waterline Replacement Project (2019)

Individual AEC Engineering Awards

  • Water Environment Association of SC (WEASC) Capital District Young Professional Award
    • Chris Waddell (2019)
    • Betsy (Malpass) Catchings (2007)
  • Water Environment Association of SC (WEASC) Young Professional Award
    • Chris Waddell (2019)
    • Betsy (Malpass) Catchings (2008)
  • Water Environment Association of SC (WEASC) Capital District Engineer of the Year Award
    • Bill Bingham (2012)
  • Water Environment Association of SC (WEASC) Water Environment Federation Arthur Sidney Bedell Award
    • Betsy Catchings (2016)

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