ASCE seeks nominations for 2006 outstanding projects, leaders

Nominations for its 2006 Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Awards and 2006 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award now being accepted...

Aug 5th, 2005


RESTON, VA -- The American Society of Civil Engineers is seeking nominations for its 2006 Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Awards and 2006 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award. The OPAL Awards honor professional civil engineers for lifelong contributions in five categories -- public works, construction, management, design and education. The OCEA Award recognizes projects on the basis of their contribution to the well-being of people and communities, resourcefulness in planning and design challenges, and innovations in materials and techniques. The awards will be presented at the seventh annual OPAL Awards gala on April 26, 2006, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

Established in 1999, OPAL Awards recognize and honor five outstanding civil engineering leaders whose lifetime accomplishments and achievements have made significant differences in: innovation and excellence in civil engineering design; construction of civil engineering projects and/or programs; demonstrated administrative skills leading to the completion of significant public works projects and/or programs; demonstrated excellence in furthering civil engineering education; and demonstrated exceptional management skills in his/her professional career. OPAL Awards nomination entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 15.

Established in 1960, the OCEA Award honors the project that best illustrates superior civil engineering skills and represents a significant contribution to civil engineering progress and society. Honoring an overall project rather than an individual, the award recognizes the contributions of many engineers. Previous winners include the relocation of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, John F. Kennedy International Airport and the World
Trade Center Towers. Five finalists will be announced. OCEA Awards nomination entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2005.

Founded in 1852, ASCE represents more than 137,000 civil engineers worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society. ASCE celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2002. For more information about the awards, nomination criteria and procedures, and entry forms, please visit www.asce.org/opal/index.cfm.

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