Black & Veatch Professional receives ACECC achievement award

July 6, 2007
Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, announced today that Bob Crist, Associate Vice President of the company's global water business, has been awarded the Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council's (ACECC) Award for Achievement for his contributions to the progress of international civil engineering. Crist was nominated for the award by the American Society of Civil Engineer's (ASCE) Society Awards committee...

ST. LOUIS, MO, June 28, 2007 -- Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, announced today that Bob Crist, Associate Vice President of the company's global water business, has been awarded the Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council's (ACECC) Award for Achievement for his contributions to the progress of international civil engineering. Crist was nominated for the award by the American Society of Civil Engineer's (ASCE) Society Awards committee.

"Not only is Bob an outstanding leader within Black & Veatch, he is a global leader in upholding the high ethical standards in the engineering and construction industries," said Dan McCarthy, President and CEO of Black & Veatch's global water business.

Crist, as Chairman of the ASCE's Global Principles for Professional Conduct Committee, has been instrumental developing ethical standards and guidelines for civil engineers. Through Crist's leadership, the committee was able to develop zero-tolerance policies and standards for bribery, fraud and corruption that have been implemented worldwide through ASCE and its associated organizations. In his role, Crist works with institutions such as the World Bank and Transparency International in the fight against bribery, fraud and corruption.

ACECC awards were conferred at the Fourth Civil Engineering Conference in the Asia Region (4th CECAR) meeting in Taipei, Taiwan, on June 26.

Black & Veatch is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company specializing in infrastructure development in energy, water, telecommunications, management consulting, federal and environmental markets. Founded in 1915, Black & Veatch develops tailored infrastructure solutions that meet clients' needs and provide sustainable benefits. Solutions are provided from the broad line of service expertise available within Black & Veatch, including conceptual and preliminary engineering services, engineering design, procurement, construction, financial management, asset management, program management, construction management, environmental, security design and consulting, management consulting and infrastructure planning.

ASCE, the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers and the Japan Society of Civil Engineers created the Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council beginning in 1998 for the purpose of coordination of mutual actions regarding the civil engineering professionals in the early decades of the 21st century. It encourages worldwide participation of professional organizations of societies and institutions. The ACECC now consists of, including its three founding institutions, eight institutions including; the Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering, Engineers Australia, Korean Society of Civil Engineers, the Mongolian Association of Civil Engineers and the Vietnam Federation of Civil Engineering Associations.

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