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ids awarded four honors by the Orange County Engineering Council (OCEC)
February 11, 2012

IDS Group received significant recognition by the OCEC Board of Directors at the Honors and Awards Banquet in Huntington Beach held on February 23, 2012. Attended the top-tier of the region’s engineering firms, the Board recognized IDS’ outstanding contributions in structural engineering for project successes and excellence of staff achievements. Awards included:

  • “Engineering Project Achievement” Award for the John Wayne Airport Parking Structure ‘C’ – the first use of Buckling Restrained Braces (BRB) technology in a parking structure in the United States
  • “Project of the Year” Award for serving as the structural-engineer-of-record for the $543 million John Wayne Airport Improvement Program – the largest public project to-date in the County of Orange
  • “Young Engineer” Award to Victor Mercado, SE, a senior structural engineer with more than ten years of design and analysis experience for the public sector
  • “The James E. Ballinger Engineer of the Year” Award to Said Hilmy, PhD, SE and principal of the firm, for his outstanding contributions to the structural industry, including holding two patents for the inventions of cost-effective seismic energy dissipation systems

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