Awards

Region 8 Members Receive Society Awards Recognition


July 2017

 

  • Albert J. Clemmens, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE, Tempe, AZ, was recognized by EWRI with the 2017 Service to the Academy Award
  • Hamid Moradkhani, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE, Portland, OR, was recognized by EWRI as an AAWRE Diplomate
  • Mark W. Woodson, P.E., L.S., D.WRE., ENV SP, F.ASCE, former ASCE President, Flagstaff, AZ, was also recognized by EWRI as an AAWRE Diplomate
  • Ms. Courtney L. Davis, P.E., M.ASCE has been selected by the ASCE Executive Committee to receive the Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement. The Oregon section also congratulates her and recognizes her service to the advancement of the profession, high technical competence, high character and integrity, and leadership in the development of younger member attitudes toward the profession.

Fifteen undergraduate civil engineering student members of ASCE are looking forward to the next term with the well-deserved boost of a Society scholarship. Two of the recipients are from student chapters within Region 8!  Our student winners are:

  • Nicholas J. Hossley, S.M. ASCE (Oregon State University), Samuel Fletcher Tapman ASCE Student Chapter Scholarship
  • Sierra A. Jensen, S.M. ASCE (University of Utah), Samuel Fletcher Tapman ASCE Student Chapter Scholarship

 

June 2017

 

  • Dr. Menzer Pehlivan, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE from the Seattle Section has been selected by the Executive Committee to receive the 2017 ASCE President’s Medal “For her outstanding contributions to promoting awareness of the engineering profession, her selfless commitment to service, her dedication to advancing diversity in engineering, and her inspirational message for a new generation to Dream Big.”
  • Mr. Gregory E. DiLoreto, P.E., P.L.S., D.WRE, Pres.13, ASCE from the Oregon Section has been selected by the Executive Committee to receive the 2017 William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award “For his steadfast service as ASCE President during release of the 2013 Report Card on America’s Infrastructure; Chair of the 2017 Report Card; and, tireless public advocate for solutions to the nation’s infrastructure investment gap, including sustainable infrastructure.”
  • Ms. Susan Mukai, P.E., M.ASCE from the Hawaii Section has been selected by the Committee on Younger Members to receive the 2017 Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement “For professional achievement in service to the advancement of the profession, evidence of technical competence, high character and integrity, and contributions to public service outside their career.”

 

May 2017

 

  • Dr. Jeffrey B. Bradley, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, President and CEO of WEST Consultants, has been awarded the Environmental and Water Resources Institute's 2017 Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award. The EWRI award committee's selection was based upon Dr. Bradley's engineering solutions provided in the arid U.S. and his "significant contributions during a stellar 40-year career in the areas of hydraulics, hydrology and sedimentation, especially involving debris flow effects on alluvial fan flooding and bridge scour." This annual award, established first in 1986, is particularly focused on noteworthy contributions especially applicable to arid or semi-arid climates. Dr. Bradley was a founding member of the EWRI Board of Directors and EWRI 2002 President. He was also a founding President of AAWRE. Dr. Bradley will be receiving his award at the EWRI Watershed Council Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 24th at the Congress in Sacramento, CA.
  • Ms. Amanda Tanaka, P.E., M.ASCE from the Hawaii Section Younger Member Forum has been selected by the Committee on Younger Members to receive the 2017 Younger Member Group Award for small groups “For outstanding professional, technical, social, outreach, and community service activities on behalf of the Hawaii Section.”
  • Mr. Roger M. Millar, Jr., P.E., F.ASCE from the Tacoma-Olympia Section has been selected by the Committee on Advancing the Profession to receive the 2017 Outstanding Public Official Award “For the sound, innovative application of engineering principles and ethics to transportation problems with an emphasis on quality of opportunity, sustainability, and the improvement of quality of life for the residents of Washington State.”
  • Mr. Cal F. Bearman, P.E., M. ASCE of the Seattle Section has been selected by the Committee on Younger Members to receive the 2017 Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement “For professional achievement in service to the advancement of the profession, evidence of technical competence, high character and integrity, and contributions to public service outside their career.” In selecting Cal for this award, the committee particularly noted his development of Young Professionals Panels to enhance the Seattle YMF’s university outreach.

 

April 2017

 

  • Tor Anderzen, P.E., M.ASCE from the Alaska Section has been selected as the Outstanding Advocacy of the Year Award Winner. The award recognizes an individual Key Contact, as well as an ASCE Section or Branch who has made sides in engaging their member(s) of Congress and/or state legislators on ASCE's Priority Issues and actively promoted the Key Contact ProgramTor has been very involved in ASCE advocacy efforts in recent years, and was especially active over the past year. He has not only built relationships with his legislators at the state and federal level, but he was also the champion for the Report Card for Alaska's Infrastructure that was prepared in 2016. He recently became on the ASCE's "State Advocacy Captains" and has worked to further engage other ASCE members though this role by supporting and promoting the Key Contact Program. 
  • Dr. Mickhall V. Chester, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE from the Phoenix Branch of the Arizona Section has been selected by the Committee on Technical Advancement to receive the 2017 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize "For his pioneering work in the area of lifecycle effects on infrastructure decisions and for resilient infrastructure for extreme events."
  • Dr. Steven L. Kramer, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE from the Seattle Section has been selected by the Society Awards Committee to receive the 2017 Norman Medal "For the paper, 'Empirical Model for Estimation of the Residual Strength of Liquefied Soil,' Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, September 2015."
  • Ms. Courtney L. Davis, P.E., M.ASCE from the Seattle Section has been selected by the Committee on Younger Members to receive the 2017 Edmund Friedman Award for Professional Achievement "For professional achievement in service to the advancement of the profession, evidence of technical competence, high character and integrity, and contributions to public service outside of their career."

 

March 2017

 

  • R. Paul Giroux, Dist. M.ASCE from the Southwest Washington Branch of the Oregon Section has been selected by the Construction Institute to receive the 2017 Roebling Award "For his contributions to construction engineering as a builder of significant bridges such as the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge and Oakland Bay Bridge and as a construction engineering historian, chronicling the achievements of past construction engineers like the Roeblings."
  • Imanuel Aswandi of the Utah Section has been named Discover E Volunteer Honoree by ASCE National. This award recognizes Imanuel's contributions as a member of the Utah Section Younger Member Forum "For his efforts to 'give back' to his community."

 

February 2017

 

  • Dr. Rollin H. Hotchkiss, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE from the Utah Section has been selected by the Environmental and Water Resources Institute to receive the 2017 Hydraulic Structures Medal “For his numerous achievements and contributions to the hydraulics structures engineering profession in the areas of culverts hydraulics, low-head dam operations and reservoir sedimentation throughout a most distinguished, dedicated research career.”
  • Jeffrey B. Bradley, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE from the Oregon Section has been selected by the Environmental and Water Resources Institute to receive the 2017 Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award “For his significant contributions during a stellar 40-year career in the areas of hydraulics, hydrology and sedimentation, especially involving debris flow effects on alluvial fan flooding and bridge scour.”
  • Howard P. Thomas, P.E., P.Eng., F.ASCE from the Oregon Section has been selected by the Technical Council on Cold Regions Engineering to receive the 2017 CAN-AM Civil Engineering Amity Award “For his outstanding forty-year career specializing in cold regions’ engineering and task management, particularly public and private projects in Alaska and Canada encompassing a wide variety of engineering, regulatory compliance, and project management challenges.”
  • Jeffrey Berman, A.M.ASCE and Laura N. Lowes, A.M.ASCE, receiving along with their co-authors the 2017 Moisseiff Award “For the paper, ‘Full-Scale Pseudodynamic Testing of Self-Centering Steel Plate Shear Walls'.” 

 

Award Goals


  • Recognize outstanding achievement at the regional level
  • Identify strong candidates for the Society awards
  • Foster expanded public recognition of civil engineering achievements

Note: ASCE Region 8 covers the flowing states and sections: Alaska, Arizona, Columbia Section, Hawaii, Inland Empire Section, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Seattle Section, Southern Idaho Section, Tacoma-Olympia Section, Washington and Utah

 

Region 8 2016 Nomination Forms


2016 Engineer of the Year

In one of the following categories: Design, Education, Construction, Management or Government

For more information download the 2016 Engineer of the Year form. 

***Deadline April 1, 2017***

 

2016 Project of the Year

In one of the following categories: Greater than $10 Million or Less than $10 Million

(Project must have been completed in the 2016 Calendar Year)

For more information download the 2016 Project of the Year form. 

***Deadline April 1, 2017***

 

Previous Award Winners and Honorable Mentions


2015 Award Winners


2015 Awards Announcement

2015 Engineer of the Year

     Terry Little, P.E., PTOE/Southern Idaho Section

2015 Project of the Year (<$10M):  

     Winner: Parametrix and the Idaho Transportation Department - I-8 Meridian Road

     Interchange/Southern Idaho Section

2015 Project of the Year (>$10M): 

     Winner: Yogi Kwong Engineers, LLC - Steam Bank Bluff Protection and

     Stabilization Project Riverside Apartments; Hilo, Hawai'i/Haw


2014 Award Winners and Honorable Mentions


2014 Awards Announcement

2014 Engineer of the Year

     David R. Butzier, P.E./Southern Idaho Section

2014 Project of the Year (<$10M): 

     Winner: Kennewick ASR/Columbia Section

     Honorable Mention: Hana Highway/Hawai'i Section

2014 Project of the Year (>$10M): 

     Winner: Highway 16 Extension/Southern Idaho Section

     Honorable Mention: South Park Bridge Replacement/Seattle Section


2013 Award Winners and Honorable Mentions


2013 Awards Announcement

2013 Engineer of the Year

     Jon Young/Hawai'i Section

2013 Project of the Year (<$10M):  

     Winner: Wyoming St - Silver Park/Montana Section

     Honorable Mention: Glasgow WTP/Montana Section

2013 Project of the Year (>$10M): 

     Winner: Honoapi'lani Hwy Realignment/Hawai'i Section

     Honorable Mention: Sonoran Blvd/Arizona Section

     Honorable Mention: Cordes Junction Interchange/Arizona Section


2012 Award Winners and Honorable Mentions


2012 Awards Announcement

2012 Engineer of the Year

     Winner: Karl Obergh, P.E./Arizona Section

     Honorable Mention: Colin Maynard/Anchorage Section

2012 Project of the Year (<$10M):  

     Winner: US 95 San Creek Byway/Inland Empire Section

     Honorable Mention: Lockwood Sanitary Sewer Phase 1/Montana Section

2012 Project of the Year (>$10M): 

     Winner: Big Fork WWTP Membrane Bioreactor Upgrade/Montana Section

     Honorable Mention: Cavaliere Park/Arizona Section

 

 

 

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