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Olsson wins prestigious ENR Award

By Linda Van Hoosen, Communications

Olsson Associates was recognized this week for its efforts following the destructive EF-5 tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri, on May 22, 2011. Olsson is the recipient of the Engineering News-Record (ENR) 2015 Midwest's Best Projects award in health care. The award was presented November 19 in Chicago.

The tornado destroyed lives, homes, and many buildings, including St. John's Hospital. Olsson was called into action to provide emergency engineering services for a new facility. Through Olsson's involvement, Mercy Hospital opened its doors in March 2015.

Jared Rasmussen, Olsson's project leader, saw the devastation first hand. He and his team were immediately involved in building Mercy Hospital and repairing other infrastructure damaged by the storm.

Olsson Associates is extremely proud to be a part of the Joplin community and to be a recipient of this award-winning project.

To watch a video about the project and award, click on the above image or here.
Olsson's ACEC Colorado Engineering Excellence Award shows win-win scenario

By Mary Sullivan, Communications

"Collaborative, personal, and innovative" were just a few words used by Fruita, Colorado, City Engineer Samuel Akins to describe his experience working with Olsson
on the city's Kokopelli Trail Survey Project, which used an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in an innovative way. Akins wasn't alone in his opinion when Olsson's work on the project won an American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Award for the Colorado region.

This is the first time in ACEC of Colorado's 45-year history that it has given an Engineering Excellence award to a UAS project.

Ballparks of America selects Olsson for 'ultimate experience' services

By Nancy Wichmer, Marketing

Billed as the "ultimate youth baseball experience," a proposed $24 million youth baseball facility, called Ballparks of America, will take over one of Branson, Missouri's, known landmarks. To help bring the project to fruition, Olsson will provide numerous engineering and design services for this one-of-a-kind baseball facility.