Tighe & Bond Wins ACEC/NH Silver Award for Engineering Excellence
Two New Water Storage Tanks Improve Water Supply Reliability for Manchester, NH
Tighe & Bond, a leading Northeast engineering and environmental consulting firm received a Silver Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Hampshire (ACEC/NH) for two new 6.5-million-gallon concrete water storage tanks that have improved the City of Manchester’s water reliability. This project was frequently in the public spotlight since the Manchester Water Works is New Hampshire’s largest water utility.
ACEC/NH presented the award to Tighe & Bond during its luncheon on March 16 at the Puritan Backroom in Manchester, NH. This annual competition and event recognizes recently completed engineering projects that epitomize quality, innovation, value, and client satisfaction.
The City of Manchester’s existing 20-million-gallon earthen berm reservoir, which was constructed in 1870, needed an upgrade. To provide a safer and more secure water supply, as well as improve overall water quality, Manchester chose to replace the existing reservoir with two new 50-foot tall, 6.5 million-gallon wire-wound prestressed concrete water storage tanks.
Tighe & Bond designed an alternative layout for the two new tanks, which shortened the construction schedule by six months. It also reduced the engineering and construction cost by approximately $300,000, and lessened the construction impact on abutters. In addition, Tighe & Bond provided permitting and construction administration for this fast-track construction project. The design and construction phase engineering services were performed out of Tighe & Bond’s Portsmouth, New Hampshire office.