Cherry Island Landfill Expansion Project Engineer Selected for AAEES Award

The Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) is proud to announce that the Cherry Island Landfill Expansion Project design engineer, Geosyntec Consultants, will be awarded the American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists (AAEES) Excellence in Environmental Engineering & Science (E3) Honor Award for design. The award will be presented at the Academy’s Annual Awards Luncheon held in Washington, DC at the National Press Club on April 25, 2013.

The Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Competition began in 1989 and exists to identify and reward the best of today’s environmental engineering. Its criteria define what it takes to be the best in environmental engineering practice: a holistic environmental perspective, innovation, proven performance and customer satisfaction, and contribution to an improved quality of life and economic efficiency. The competition is organized around the normal phases of development and implementation of environmental management projects and programs: research, planning, design, and operations and management.

The Cherry Island Landfill Expansion Project utilized intensive engineering analysis, monitoring and construction techniques encompassing an installation of 6.8 million linear feet of prefabricated vertical drains and a massive mechanically stabilized earthen berm. Critical to the design and the success of the project was the continuous monitoring and prediction of the on-going consolidation and strength gains of the subsoils. The project significantly extends the life of the landfill to serve New Castle County, while utilizing the landfill’s existing footprint and infrastructure.

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