NOvA Far-Detector Building receives national award

The American Council of Engineering Companies has selected the NOvA Far-Detector Building in Ash River, Minn., for a National Recognition Award. Photo: Steve Dixon, FESS

The NOvA Far-Detector Building in Ash River, Minn., has earned a National Recognition Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies 2013 Engineering Excellence awards competition.

This award is a prestigious distinction, demonstrating exceptional achievement in engineering. Earlier this year, the NOvA building received recognition at the state level.

The NOvA building’s award was based on its unique structural systems, providing a cost-effective method for spanning a clear distance of 63 feet while providing the equivalent of 10 feet of cosmic ray shielding.

"We give our wholehearted congratulations to the NOvA team, especially to the NOvA FESS team led by Steve Dixon,” said Deputy Director Young-Kee Kim.

The American Council of Engineering Companies will present the award in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., in April.