SAM, Inc. Receives National ACEC Engineering Excellence Award

Austin, TX – May 1, 2012 – Surveying And Mapping, Inc. (SAM, Inc.), a nationally recognized provider of geospatial data solutions, has received a national Honor Award in the 2012 Engineering Excellence Awards Competition held by the American Council of Engineering Companies. The competition has been held since 1967 to honor and recognize outstanding achievements within the engineering community for the top 24 engineering projects each year.

SAM, Inc. was recognized for a project that utilized mobile LiDAR mapping to support streetscape improvements for downtown Austin’s historic Sixth Street. The project was performed for the City of Austin Public Works Department. The award was given jointly to SAM, Inc. and the City of Austin.

A distinguished panel of 25-30 judges representing industry, government, academia, and media selected the winning projects based on uniqueness, originality, technical merit, value to the engineering profession, complexity and how successfully the projects met the needs of the client.

The award was presented at a gala event held during the ACEC National Conference in Washington D.C. on April 17, 2012. The president of SAM, Inc., Samir "Sam" G. Hanna, attended the event with other executives of the firm to accept the award. The Director of Public Works for the City of Austin also attended the ceremony.

SAM, Inc. is proud to have been recognized with this award for engineering excellence. We are committed to delivering the highest quality geospatial solutions and look forward to providing these for other engineering clients and programs in the future.

Photo caption:  Shown above, left to right, accepting the ACEC award: City of Austin Director of Public Works, Howard Lazarus, PE; SAM, Inc. Senior Vice President, Michael R. Hatcher, RPLS; and SAM, Inc. President, Samir "Sam" G. Hanna, RPLS.

About Surveying And Mapping, Inc.
Founded in 1994, SAM, Inc. is a leading provider of complete geospatial data solutions with advanced surveying and mapping technologies. SAM, Inc. offers land surveying, airborne, mobile and terrestrial LiDAR scanning, digital aerial mapping, subsurface utility engineering, and geographic information system (GIS) services. The firm’s wholly owned subsidiary, SAM-Construction Services, Inc. (SAM-CS, Inc.), also offers a full suite of construction phase services. SAM, Inc. is one of the fastest growing land surveying and aerial mapping companies in North America and has recently experienced unprecedented growth driven by the electric utilities and oil and gas industries. The company has invested several million dollars in surveying and mapping technology and continues to be an industry leader in advancing geospatial technology expertise. The firm is able to develop innovative and cost-effective final products through routine integration of data across their service disciplines and continuous investment in training and new technologies. SAM, Inc. combines its experience, qualifications, and resources to solve the most challenging problems and deliver the best value, all in-house. For more information, visit