Industry Rankings

Brown and Caldwell is a private, employee-owned firm that consistently appears in key industry rankings.

Industry Rankings

Brown and Caldwell is a private, employee-owned firm that consistently appears in key industry rankings.

Current ENR ranking

Top 500 Design Firms – No. 41
Top 200 Environmental Firms – No. 34
Top 30 All-Environmental Firms – No. 4
Top 20 Design Firms in Sewer and Waste – No. 5
Top 20 Design Firms in Water – No. 12
Top 20 Design Firms in Haz. Waste – No. 19
Top 20 Wastewater Treatment – No. 14
Top 100 Pure Designers – No. 25

Awards

Brown and Caldwell projects and people are frequently recognized for innovation and service, including recent honors from national organizations.

2019 Design-Build Excellence Award

  • RM Clayton Water Reclamation Center Headworks
  • Design Build Institute of America Southeast

2019 Design-Build Excellence Award, Best Industrial Process Project

  • Bush Beans Process Water Reclamation Facility
  • Design Build Institute of America Southeast

2019 Project of the Year Award

  • Hawaii Society of Professional Engineers, Maui Chapter

ACEC Georgia Engineering Excellence Honor Award

  • RM Clayton Water Reclamation Center Headworks
  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia
Best Water/Stormwater Project

  • American Council of Engineering Companies Idaho Chapter
Project of the Year Over $3M

  • American Public Works Association Rocky Mountain Chapter
ACEC Tennessee Grand Iris Award

  • Bush Beans Process Water Reclamation Facility
  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee
Best Overall Project

  • North and South Complex Water Quality Improvements
  • DBIA Rocky Mountain Region
EBJ Business Achievement Awards Project Merit: Water Quality

  • Environmental Business International
National Excellence Award

  • RM Clayton Water Reclamation Center Headworks
  • Design-Build Institute of America
National Grand Award

  • Dixie Drain Phosphorus Removal Facility
  • American Council of Engineering Companies
National Merit Award

  • Bush Beans Process Water Reclamation Facility
  • Design-Build Institute of America
National Project of the Year (Environment)

  • Dixie Drain Phosphorus Removal Facility
  • American Public Works Association
National Project of the Year (Environment)

  • Chambers Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion
  • American Public Works Association
Public Works Project of Year Environmental $5 to $25M

  • American Public Works Association Southern Arizona
Engineering Excellence Award

  • Chambers Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion
  • American Council of Engineering Companies
National Recognition Award

  • American Council of Engineering Companies
13 Million Hours Award

  • National Safety Council
Award of Merit in the Water/Environment Category

  • Val Vista Water Main Rehabilitation
  • Engineering News Record Southwest
Best Project Water/Environment

  • Biosolids and Cogeneration Expansion and Improvements
  • Engineering News Record Mountain States
Engineering Excellence Award

  • Biosolids and Cogeneration Expansion and Improvements
  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Utah
Occupational Excellence

  • National Safety Council
Safety Leadership Award

  • National Safety Council
U.S. Water Prize

  • New Class A Biosolids and Energy Facility at Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • U. S. Water Alliance
Award of Merit in the Water/Wastewater Category

  • Oakley Station Separation Sewer Project
  • Design-Build Institute of America
Construction Project of the Year, NFM

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
Industry Leader Award

  • National Safety Council
Most Outstanding Project of the Year

  • Associated General Contractors of Utah
Most Outstanding Wastewater Project

  • Utah Construction & Design
Project of the Year

  • Cogeneration System Upgrade
  • Design-Build Institute of America Florida Region
Project of the Year RunnerUp

  • Trenchless Technology
Award for Excellence in Innovation

  • Biological Nutrient Removal Pilot Facility
  • Water Environment Research Foundation
Excellence in Engineering Honor Award for Research

  • Biological Nutrient Removal Pilot Facility
  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists
Industry Leader Award

  • National Safety Council
National Excellence in Construction Award

  • Associated Builders and Contractors
Safety+Health Magazine Recognition: CEOs who

  • National Safety Council
 

Award for Excellence in Innovation

  • Water Environment Research Foundation

Award of Merit

  • Indian Head Wastewater Treatment Plan Upgrades
  • Design-Build Institute of America

Best of California

  • Engineering News Record

Industry Leader Award

  • National Safety Council

LEED® Silver Certification

  • Indian Head Wastewater Treatment Plan Upgrades
  • U.S. Green Building Council

Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award

  • American Society of Civil Engineers

ACEC National Recognition Award

  • American Council of Engineering Companies

Engineering Excellence Award

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia

Engineering Excellence Gold Award

  • American Council of Engineering Companies

Environmental Achievement Award

  • National Association of Clean Water Agencies

Excellence in Engineering Grand Award

  • New Class A Biosolids and Energy Facility at Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

Excellence in Engineering Grand Prize

  • Lake Oswego Interceptor Sewer
  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

Excellence in Engineering Honor

  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

Excellence in Environmental Engineering Award

  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

Global Honour Award in Planning

  • New Class A Biosolids and Energy Facility at Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • International Water Association

Industry Leader Award 

  • National Safety Council

LEED® Platinum Certification for the Environmental

  • U.S. Green Building Council

Local Outstanding Engineering

  • American Society of Civil Engineers Seattle Section

Project of the Year, Environment, More than $75 Million

  • Lake Oswego Interceptor Sewer
  • American Public Works Association

Sacramento Project of the Year

  • Construction Management Association of America

Southern California Project Achievment Award

  • Trickling Filter/Solids Contact System Design and Implementation
  • Construction Management Association of America

Waste/Wastewater Honorable Mention

  • Construction Management Association of America

Arizona Project of the Year

  • Val Vista Water Main Rehabilitation
  • American Public Works Association Southern Arizona

Best Municipal Renovation Project

  • Val Vista Water Main Rehabilitation
  • Associated General Contractors

Best of California 2011

  • Lake Oswego Interceptor Sewer
  • Engineering News Record

ENR California Award of Merit in Civil Works/Infrastructure

  • Lake Oswego Interceptor Sewer
  • Engineering News Record

Grand Award for Best Project of 2010

  • Lake Oswego Interceptor Sewer
  • Associated General Contractors

Municipal & Industrial Division Project of the Year

  • Lake Oswego Interceptor Sewer
  • Plastics Pipe Institute

New Install of the Year

  • Trenchless Technology

Northern California Project Achievement Award

  • Construction Management Association of America

Project Achievement Award in th eWater/Wastewater $10 million category

  • Construction Management Association of America

Southeast Project Achievement Award

  • Construction Management Association of America

Best Civil/Public Works Project

  • Johns Creek Environmental Campus
  • McGraw Hill Construction Southeast Construction

Best Overall Design Build Project in the SoutheastGreater Applications and Innovations Technology Local Government Award

  • Johns Creek Environmental Campus
  • Design-Build Institute of America Southeast

Best Water Wastewater Project Greater than $25 Million

  • Johns Creek Environmental Campus
  • Design-Build Institute of America

Clean Water Project of the Year

  • Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona

Engineering Excellence Award

  • Littleton/Englewood Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado

Engineering Grand Award

  • Littleton/Englewood Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • American Council of Engineering Companies

ENR Best of the Best

  • Johns Creek Environmental Campus
  • Engineering News Record

Gold Safety Award

  • Johns Creek Environmental Campus
  • Liberty Mutual

Grand Award

  • Johns Creek Environmental Campus
  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia

Grand Awards in Two Categories

  • Lake Townsend Raw Water Intake and Pumping Station
  • American Council of Engineering Companies North Carolina

Industry Leader Award

  • National Safety Council

Innovation Award

  • Massachusetts Municipal Association

Project Merit Award

  • Johns Creek Environmental Campus
  • Environmental Business Journal

Sacramento Project of the Year Award

  • American Public Works Association

Southern California B.E.S.T. Project of the Year Award

  • American Public Works Association

Project Merit Award Water/Wastewater

  • Lake Townsend Raw Water Intake and Pumping Station
  • Environmental Business Journal

Engineering Excellence Award

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia

Honor Award

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota

Project Innovation Awards, Superior Achievement Award and Applied Research Winner

  • Biosolids Flow-Through Thermophilic Treatment Design and Implementation
  • International Water Association

Beautification Award

  • San Francisco Beautiful

Engineering Excellence Award 

  • Biosolids Flow-Through Thermophilic Treatment Design and Implementation
  • American Council of Engineering Companies

Phoenix Award

  • U. S. Environmental Protection Agency

Best of 2006 Award

  • McGraw Hill Construction Southeast Construction

Design-Build Institute of America Southeast Award

  • Design-Build Institute of America Southeast

Engineering Excellence Award 

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Hawaii

Engineering Excellence Award 

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Hawaii

Engineering Excellence Award

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Texas

Excellence Award in the Water Over $15 Million Category

  • Design-Build Institute of America

Honor Award

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota

Outstnading Civil Engineering Achievement Award Large Project Catgory

  • American Society of Civil Engineers Georgia Section

Silver Award

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington

Award of Excellence

  • American Public Works Association of Georgia

Grand Conceptor Award

  • Biosolids Flow-Through Thermophilic Treatment Design and Implementation
  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia

National Honor Award

  • Biosolids Flow-Through Thermophilic Treatment Design and Implementation
  • American Council of Engineering Companies

Outstanding Achievement Award

  • American Concrete Institute of Georgia

Phoenix Award

  • Former Power Plant Remediation
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Project of the Year Award

  • American Public Works Association of Sacramento

Associate Award

  • California Association of Sanitation Agencies

Engineering Excellence Award

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia

Most Unique, Innovative, and/or Dynamic Projects in Northern California

  • Real Estate and Construction Review

Plant of the Year Award

  • U. S. Environmental Protection Agency

Engineering Excellence Award

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia

Region 5 Performance Award

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Honor Award

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia

Honor Award

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia

Merit Award 

  • American Institute of Architects

Honor Award

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia

Design Awards

  • San Diego Metro

Honor Award

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Oregon

Honor Award

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado

Grand Award

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Oregon

Engineering Excellence Award

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado

Engineering Excellence Award

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Utah

Engineering Excellence Award

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado

Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award

  • American Society of Civil Engineers California

Honor Award for Engineering Excellence

  • Consulting Engineers Association of California

Plant of the Year Award

  • California Water Pollution Control Association Redwood Empire Section

Plant of the Year Award

  • California Water Pollution Control Association Redwood Empire Section