Clark Nexsen Receives Engineering Excellence Honor Award from ACEC Virginia

Clark Nexsen project team members Lee Hopson and Rich Clark accepting a 2019 ACEC Virginia Honor Award for Engineering ExcellenceClark Nexsen received an Honor Award at the 2019 ACEC Virginia’s Engineering Excellence Awards Gala held February 7 for the Central Vehicle Wash Facility (CVWF) at the Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facility Complex at Fort Leonard Wood in Kansas City, Missouri. As the Architect/Engineer of Record, Clark Nexsen team members Lee Hopson and Rich Clark accepted the award for the Environmental, Stormwater, and Water Resources category. Entries were judged based on a variety of innovative factors such as overall engineering excellence, complexity, exceeding client needs, social, economic, and sustainable design considerations, as well as its future value to the engineering profession.

“We’re consistently surprised by the ingenuity displayed in the projects of firms throughout the Commonwealth. These projects make a noticeable difference in our communities,” said Nancy Israel, Executive Director of ACEC Virginia.

Sustainability is a key component in LEED Silver certified facilities. The CVWF reduces an enormous water demand with a highly economical and recyclable system of nearly 8 million gallons of water recycling.

Impermeable liner installation

An impermeable liner is installed under the 4-acre wetland to prevent stormwater from entering the underlying karst topography.

An ecological system of retention will prevent degradation of sub-surface geology in the Karst land composition. Built on a challenging 59-acre site, the new facilities provide the Army with operational, equipment, training, and readiness support, reducing vehicle maintenance costs and improving soldier morale and retention.

Operation of the Central Vehicle Wash Facility

About ACEC Virginia
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia is the state’s largest engineering firm association in the state, comprised of more than 85 engineering firms representing every discipline of engineering related to the built environment — civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, environmental, geotechnical — and affiliated companies. ACEC Virginia’s shared goals are to further the business interests of the membership, enhance the quality and safety of the environment and ensure the vitality of communities in Virginia.