DGS Honored by Engineers & Women in Transportation
The Department of General Services announced today that the Inland Empire Transportation Management Center project in Fontana has won the 2012 Excellence in Engineering award for new construction from the Structural Engineers Association of California.
Managed by the DGS Real Estate Services Division for Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol, the project delivered a building that’s used to monitor highway and freeway traffic in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. The complex was built to meet state building code requirements as an “essential services facility” able to remain operational during a natural disaster such as a major earthquake. The center was designed and built to achieve LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council; a first in the nation for a certified critical operations facility.
The Structural Engineers Association of California presents the award to projects demonstrating exceptional innovation and creativity in finding economic solutions to complex engineering problems.
In addition, the transportation management center project was recently honored with the 2011 Innovative Transportation Solution Award by WTS, an international organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the transportation industry.
Earlier this year, the project was recognized by the California Transportation Foundation.