SIA Solutions (SIA) was honored to receive the Small Business Excellence Award in Architectural & Engineering (A/E) Design Services from the Kentucky Chapter of The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). This award recognizes a small business firm that has exhibited excellence in A/E design services over the past year. SIA was nominated for their Navigational Waterway Mat Sinking Technology Development Project.

Dr. Srini Neralla, CEO of SIA accepted the award at the Kentuckiana Post Small Business Workshop and Federal Forum held in downtown Louisville, KY held on 29 January 2020. Also, in attendance were April Vance (Principal, Federal Services, Stantec), Will Bynum (Senior Principal, Stantec) and Sarah-Emma Watkins (Assoc. Project Manager, SIA).

SIA is leading a team of cross-functional engineering experts to design, build and test an automated, articulated concrete mat sinking barge in support of the USACE mission to maintain navigational waterways critical to U.S. national security. The team includes: the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), Bristol Harbor Group, Inc, and the American Bureau of Shipping Group, Inc. The final Full Width Robotic System (FWRS) will provide a more cost efficient and safer automated process that will improve the USACE’s capability to stabilize critical navigation waterways and ensure that they are available to complete the DoD mission.