By Ryan Duffy, Communications Fellow

We are thrilled to report that bronze-level Sponsor Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) received the 2016 Gold Engineering Excellence Award from The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA). This award was for their work on the China Pavillion Expo at the 2015 Milan Expo held in Milan, Italy.  The Expo was themed “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” and focused on sustainability and agriculture. 

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger was the structural engineer and consulted on the schematic building enclosure design for China Pavilion. The pavilion celebrates the Expo's theme, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” by focusing on sustainability and the coexistence of nature and city. The structure's 4,000-sq-m undulating roof transitions from sharp angles on its northern side replicating the urban skyline, to flowing curves on the southern side symbolizing China’s rolling landscape. 

ACEC/MA President David Vivilecchia said: “The winning projects exemplify ingenuity and professionalism and represent the breadth of engineering’s contribution to our everyday lives”. “They are outstanding examples of how engineers connect communities, provide safe and reliable water and energy, and make our buildings safe and efficient. The professional engineers and their colleagues at our member firms are dedicated to working on quality infrastructure, which wouldn’t otherwise exist. These outstanding projects are but a few examples of the quality work designed by Massachusetts (and Rhode Island) engineering firms.”

See more about SGH on their website.

Photos taken from SGH's website. 

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