Mr. Patel was awarded, DART’s 1st “Workforce Diversity Advocate of the Year 2005” (for exemplary commitment to increasing diversity of the workforce within DART).
Mr. Patel was awarded the“Saturn Award 2012” by the Asian American Contractors Association of Texas (AACATX) for the “Most Valuable Member/Board Member of the Year”.
APEC is proud to share testimonials from public and private officials and professionals -
"They were always available to help, freely offering advice and counsel to all proposal team members. We often met daily, working to prepare what turned out to be a successful proposal"
Ivan Nicodemus, AVP Construction Services, Parsons Brinkerhoff (DART Blueline Expansion), Jun.2010
"APEC has been helpful in resolving issues to facilitate both design and construction schedule. They have provided guidance and engineering advice on issues related to design, construction and track work. They have shown a willingness to help resolve issues, and have demonstrated the ability to carry out their assignments in a timely manner. Their engineering judgment has been sound, and their work has been thorough, comprehensive and accurate."
Kurt Knebel, Project Director Austin Bridge & Road (DART Blueline Expansion), Jul.2010
"They have always been available to help us in need at a momentís notice. They have provided guidance and expert advice on numerous issues related to construction"
Nick Abay, Project Engineer Hensel Phelps Construction Company (Dallas Love Field Modernization Program), Jul.2010
"The principal of the firm has extensive experience on transit projects and they have provided invaluable guidance and expert advice on numerous issues related to Light Rail Transit (LRT) construction. APEC has helped our project tremendously in resolving non-conformance issues related to structural engineering and LRT construction. Their work has been a significant factor in our companyís success and meeting the project goals and milestones. APEC has assisted my office with project support services and was readily available to consult on many issues. APEC has always been very professional and dependable with the ability to complete work assigned to them on schedule. Their judgment as an engineering firm has surpassed my expectation and achieved approval of the clientís engineering peer reviews. Their work is thorough, comprehensive and accurate."
James Grady, Quality Control Manager Archer Western Contractors on DART Green Line (CMGC-01) , Jun.2010
"Notwithstanding DARTís subsequent reduction in its commitment to the project, you continued to provide invaluable assistance, to me as the owners (Fort Worth Transportation Authority) representative, through to award of the construction contract. I have also found you to be an invaluable DART contact, whenever I have needed to penetrate that organization on issues, not always concerned with engineering. I have appreciated your positive attitude."
Ken Frost, VP of Project Management Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The-T), Aug.2007
"Anuj - I wanted to again say how you have helped us with your participation in the peer review. Your comments and insights based on your expertise and years of direct experience will go along way to helping us avoid learning experiences of our own. If somehow we can ever repay the favor, please do not hesitate to call us."
Jim Edwards, P.E., Deputy Director/Chief Engineer Capital Projects, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA, May.2005
"As an engineer, Mr. Patel has been professional, enthusiastic, trustworthy, safety oriented and a diligent employee. His work is backed up by thorough and comprehensive research, which was also accurate. My staff and I are sorry to see him leave the company."
Frank S. Chuang, Ph. D., P.E., President & CEO L-C Associates, Inc. and Employer to Anuj Patel 1986 - 2001, .
"I have watched Mr. Patel grow professionally. He has alwsys demonstrated high levels of integrity and professionalism in his work. His accuracy is impeccable due to the thoroughness of his research and his attention to detail. Mr. Patel substantiates his ideas with relevant documentation and often makes recommendations that demonstrates sound judgment. His safety record is flawless, and he promotes safety in whatever environment he is working within."
James Green, Resident Engineer Baker Engineering NY, Inc., Oct.2001
"Mr. Patel has worked on several complex construction, engineering and inspection projects over the years. He began as a project inspector and has achieved the Resident Engineer position which he currently holds. He demonstrates the ability to complete all work assigned to him on schedule and could be counted on to carry out the assignments handed to him."
Mark Neri, Assistant Rail Administrator Bureau of Public Transportation, Connecticut DOT, Sep.2001
"Anuj - Your engineering skills were called upon often and you, without fail, responded. You have performed in an exemplary manner on several design and construction projects. Whether it was a quick-fix design to avoid construction delays, a review of plans and specs for a multimillion dollar project, or a structure inspection to assure our passengerís safety, you could be counted on to get it done expediently and accurately. Your advice and guidance and diligent work have been without question a large factor in the success of many of our projects"
Jack Donovan, P.E.-Transportation Supervising Engineer Connecticut DOT office of Rail, Oct.2001