FORT WORTH, Texas – The award-winning structural and civil engineering firm JQ has garnered two more industry honors during the recent 2013 Topping Out Awards ceremony held at the Trinity Grove in Dallas, Texas, according to managing principal Stephen H. Lucy, P.E.

The firm was recognized for its outstanding engineering work performed on the Dallas Independent School District’s (DISD) Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Middle School, a 192,000 sf 3-story facility designed to meet The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) goals to provide the best possible learning environment with the smallest environmental impact. JQ also earned first place for its work on the Tarrant County College Trinity River East Campus, a 144,000 sf four-level multi-building facility, seamlessly carved into the south side of the Trinity River Bluff. Construction cost was $203 MM.

The project team for the DISD Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Middle School included the architecture firm Perkins+Will and general contractor Rogers-O’Brien Construction, among others. The project team for the Tarrant County College Trinity River East Campus included Bennett Benner Pettit Architects + Planners and general contractor Austin Commercial, among others.

According to Thomas L. Scott, P.E., LEED ® AP and JQ principal in Fort Worth, “The Topping Out Awards serve a dual purpose: to recognize project excellence and to raise money for a good cause. We are proud to have been on the winning teams that were recognized for these highly competitive awards.”

Established in 2007, JQ’s Fort Worth office has been engaged in many high profile projects, among them: the Tarrant County College District’s Trinity River East Campus, Texas Christian University’s Amon G. Carter Stadium, Tarrant County Civil Courts Building, Bell Helicopter headquarters, and Tarrant Regional Water District’s Integrated Pipeline project.

The JQ Dallas office, established in 1994, has completed many landmark projects, among them: The Joule Hotel, Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe restoration/expansion, Main Street Garden, University of Texas at Dallas Student Services Building, UT Southwestern Medical Center University Hospital, Dallas Water Utilities Eastside Water Treatment Plant Expansion, and the award-winning NYLO Dallas South Side Hotel.