Bonaparte Awarded the 2018 Karl Terzaghi Lecture Award
April 12, 2017 -- Dr. Rudolph Bonaparte, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, NAE, F.ASCE from the Georgia Section has been selected by the Geo-Institute to present the 2018 Karl Terzaghi Lecture "For his more than 30 years of continuous efforts to advance the state-of-the-practice in the design and performance assessment of waste containment systems." This award was established by the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division (now the Geo-Institute) of the Society and it was instituted by the Board of Direction on October 10, 1960.
Alabama Section Awarded the 2017 Outstanding Section Civil Engineer Advocate Team of the Year
Pictured (L to R): Ben Russell, Joe Meads, Shelia Montgomery-Mills, ASCE President Norma Jean Mattei, Lawren Pratt, Brad Williams, and Kate Leonard
March 15, 2017 -- At the Awards Dinner of the 2017 ASCE Fly-In, the Alabama Section was awarded the “2017 Outstanding Section Civil Engineer Advocate Team of the Year.” The Section was recognized for their advocacy efforts on the State and National level for the past 15 months, including raising awareness about dam safety needs, efforts in protecting QBS language, organizing a Legislative Drive-in at Montgomery, and the development of the 2015 Alabama Report Card. The award was presented by the Society President Norma Jean Mattei.
Georgia Section Members Receive Construction Institute Awards
Mohammad Ilbeigi, A.M.ASCE (GA Tech, Atlanta, GA) – Lead Author, Baabak Ashuri, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE (GA Tech, Atlanta, GA) – Co-Author, and Soheil Shayegh, S.M.ASCE (GA Tech, Atlanta, GA) – Co-Author have been selected by the Construction Institute to receive the 2017 Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize for the paper, “Price Adjustment Clauses and Submitted Bid Prices for Major Asphalt Line Items in Highway Projects,” published in Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, May 2016. The Construction Institute Committee was intrigued by their study into the effectiveness of price adjustment clauses as a strategy to reduce costs for construction owners. The award will be officially presented at the 6th CSCE/ASCE/CRC International Construction Specialty Conference in Vancouver, Canada, May 31-June 3, 2017.
2017 Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize Winners
Mohammad Ilbeigi, A.M.ASCE (GA Tech, Atlanta, GA) – Lead Author
Baabak Ashuri, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE (GA Tech, Atlanta, GA) – Co-Author
Soheil Shayegh, S.M.ASCE (GA Tech, Atlanta, GA) – Co-Author
December 19, 2016 -- Prof. Charles M. Eastman, Aff.M.ASCE, from the Georgia Section was selected by the Computing Division to receive the 2017 Computing in Civil Engineering Award “For extraordinary leadership in the advancement of computing in civil engineering through academic research, project application, and Society service.”
Hussin Awarded the 2017 Wallace Hayward Baker Award
December 2, 2016 -- Mr. James D Hussin, P.E., M.ASCE, from the Florida Section was selected by the Geo-Institute Board of Governors to receive the 2017 Wallace Hayward Baker Award. In selecting Mr. Hussin for this award, the committee particularly noted his unique contribution towards the development of soil mixing technologies, applications of vibro-ground improvement, and service to the GI and ASCE.
Bomar Awarded the 2016 William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award
July 5, 2016 -- Upon the recommendation of President Mark Woodson, the Executive Committee has selected Marsha D. Anderson Bomar, M.ASCE from the Georgia Section, to receive the 2016 William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award “For her outstanding example to women as a leader in the civil engineering profession, her contributions and service to the field of transportation, and her commitment to the community and those it serves.”
Watson Awarded the 2016 Samuel Arnold Greeley Award
February 10, 2016 -- Mr. Brian Watson has been receive the 2016 Samuel Arnold Greeley Award “For co-author of the paper “Modeling the Factors Controlling Phytoplankton in the St. Louis Bay Estuary, Mississippi and Evaluating Estuarine Responses to Nutrient Load Modifications,” Journal of Environmental Engineering, March 2015.”