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Airport Canopy Wins American Council of Engineering Companies Platinum Award

Airport Canopy Wins American Council of Engineering Companies Platinum Award

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced that Monroe County has received a Platinum Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of New York for the new Entrance Canopy installed the ROC Airport. The award, given in the category of Transportation, was accepted by representatives from Passero Associates at the 52nd Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala yesterday in New York City.

“On behalf of our great Airport team and all of our incredible project partners, we are honored to accept this Platinum Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies,” said Dinolfo. “Our new Airport Canopy is an engineering marvel, constructed of 420 tons of American-made steel under a state-of-the-art resilient fabric that covers an amazing 75,000 square feet. In fact, by using all U.S. steel, we supported 150 more American jobs alone during the canopy construction. This is now the fifth award we’ve won for our Airport project and I couldn’t be more proud of our public and private sector partners who got the job done in such an amazing way.”

The Engineering Excellence Awards are presented to projects that encompass both the public and private sector in various categories. Over 60 member firms submitted projects judged on a rigorous set of criteria, including complexity, innovation and value to society. Installed at the roadway entrance to the ROC Airport, the ROC Terminal Entrance Canopy provides passengers with shelter and light between the terminal and the parking garage, serving as the Gateway to all that Monroe County has to offer. All steel used in the canopy project was manufactured in the USA, supporting an additional 150 jobs. The canopy is constructed of 420 tons of American-made steel under a tensile membrane fabric covering 75,000 square feet.

“This new terminal entrance canopy replaced a 30-year old, weathered, 30,000 square foot canopy that mainly covered the sidewalk,” said Greg Topping, Northeast Aviation Director of Passero Associates. “In addition, the new canopy increases protection and coverage from the elements and adds complementary systems that serve to improve safety while adding visual interest and sustainability to the Airport.”

This is the fifth award the ROC Renovation project has received to date. Others include: 2018 Most Innovative Small/Medium Airport in the Nation (American Association of Airport Executives); 2018 Advocacy Award (Hearing Loss Association of America); 2018 Structural Project of the Year Award (American Public Works Association – Genesee Valley Chapter); 2018 Project of the Year Award – Structures for the Gateway to Monroe County (American Public Works Association – New York Chapter).