Engineering award goes to Brookfield group for reservoir project

By Freeman Staff

March 7, 2018

A view from an aerial work platform used during the structural inspection and evaluation portion of raSmith’s work on the Sheboygan reservoir project.
Submitted photo

BROOKFIELD — raSmith has been granted a 2018 State Finalist award from the state chapter of American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) for a rehabilitation project of a water reservoir in Sheboygan.

The Taylor Hill water reservoir project was contracted to raSmith — a national, multi-disciplinary consulting firm — by Sheboygan Water Utility to determine whether the 87-year-old reservoir should be rehabilitated or replaced.

raSmith’s staff used traditional and contemporary equipment and methods to measure the reservoir’s issues and used spray paint to outline areas with deficiencies.

Ultimately, the team recommended the utility rehabilitates the structure and extend its lifespan by 25 years, according to a press release.

ACEC-Wisconsin chooses projects annually for their high level of quality and client satisfaction. The award ceremony will be held on March 23 at The American Club in Kohler.