Ulteig Receives 2019 ACEC National Recognition Award

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) has presented Ulteig with a National Recognition Award, part of the ACEC 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition. It is a prestigious distinction honoring projects that have achieved top awards for excellence in state competitions. 

Ulteig won for the project “GIS Application Solution for Energy Distribution” for Alliant Energy in Iowa, who requested an in-field design methodology applied to their energy distribution upgrades across the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, area. By leveraging the latest location-based technology, Ulteig provided Alliant Energy with real-time access to data throughout the project. Ulteig developed an interactive Geographic Information System (GIS) applications to decrease survey and design time spent in-office. The results were a more collaborative and efficient distribution design service model for Alliant Energy, and decreased outage times for Alliant customers.

Team members on the award-winning project were:

Matt Thompson, Associate Project Manager; Tad Hase, Engineering Technician; Chuck Mathson, Senior Engineer; Jay Johnson, Technical Manager; Mike Schnetzer, Senior GIS Analyst; Dan Haglund, Distribution Design Supervisor; Joel Feik, Lead GIS Analyst; Keith Weatherby, Director of Project Services; Doug Kwater, Land Surveyor; Steven Poirier, Survey Technician; and Angie Boisjolie, Lead Engineering Technician.

Pictured above:

(Left) Hoss Tabrizi, Senior Vice President, Power Technical Services; Mike Farrell, Senior Vice President, Civil and Field Services; Jeff Heinemann, Technical Director, Substation; and Aaron Lauinger, Market Director – Transportation; in Washington, DC, at the national ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Gala to pick up Ulteig’s award on May 7, 2019.

(Right) Jeff Heinemann interviewed on the ACEC Awards red carpet.