Tectonic Wins 2019 ACEC NY Platinum Award for Solar Design Project

Tectonic is honored to receive a Platinum Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of New York for one of their architecture and engineering projects in the 52nd Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Competition.

At the annual ACEC-NY Engineering Excellence Awards Gala, to be held on April 13, 2019, Tectonic will receive the prestigious Platinum Award by the ACEC of New York for the Cornell University Tech Campus Sustainable Solar Design Project in the 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards Competition.

As a subconsultant to the solar project developer, EnterSolar, structural engineering services were performed for rooftop solar array installations on “The Bridge Building” and “The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Center”, at the new Cornell Tech campus at Roosevelt Island in NYC. The buildings are amongst the largest net-zero energy buildings in the United States, with all its power generating through a variety of site-specific strategies to reduce energy demand and utilize renewable energy. The 850kW system is comprised of over 2,200 solar modules, including innovative solar racking, inverter and data monitoring technology.

For over 50 years, ACEC-NY honors firms for their design achievements of superior skill and ingenuity. These awards help publicize the many significant contributions consulting engineers make to the built environment throughout the world.