The Project won a Grand Award for Engineering Excellence in the statewide 2011 Engineering Excellence Award competition sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee. The award was presented on March 8, 2011 during the ACEC of Tennessee awards banquet in Nashville before an audience of more than 250 engineers, business and civic leaders, and state, city, and county officials. PDC consultants, LLC and S&ME Inc. teamed together on this project.
The project overcame significant challenges during the design of the new Cleveland Municipal Airport, including gaining an individual Construction Stormwater Permit from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. This permit is one of the first in Tennessee requiring monitoring of stormwater discharges.