AWARDS

NOMINATIONS

Awards will be presented at the Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch (MLAB) Annual Awards Dinner. The Awards Committee is composed of professional civil engineers who are ASCE MLAB Board Members members from both public and private sector. The award selection is a competitive process. Be sure to present your entry in the most complete and thorough manner possible.

 

We recommend typing out your responses in a Word Document before entering on the website to ensure your work is saved. The Awards Committee will review all entries once the application period is closed, and will reach out to all entries if they were selected or not. You can expect to hear from us towards late June/early July.

The information and images submitted may be used for promotional purposes by ASCE.

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

GENERAL CRITERIA

  1. Individual Awards are given to an outstanding candidate for work accomplished between January 1, 2019 to December 31 2019. 

  2. The Awards Committee is composed of professional civil engineers who are ASCE MLAB Board Members from both public and private sector. The award selection is a competitive process. Be sure to present your entry in the most complete and thorough manner possible.

  3. We recommend typing out your responses in a Word Document before entering on the website to ensure your work is saved. The Awards Committee will review all entries once the application period is closed, and will reach out to all entries if they were selected or not. You can expect to hear from us towards late June/early July.

  4. The information and images submitted may be used for promotional purposes by ASCE.

Outstanding Civil Engineering Student


1. This award recognizes the outstanding achievements of an ASCE Student Member from one of the five MLAB University Student Chapters. 2. The nominee must be an active Student Member of ASCE MLAB in the spring of the year the award is given or the fall of the previous year. 3. The nominee must be enrolled in an ABET accredited Civil Engineering program in the spring of the year the award is given or the fall of the previous year.




Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Public Sector


1. This award is given on the basis of outstanding engineering achievement. Consideration shall be given to the Engineer that has exhibited professional achievement and has made significant impact to the field of civil engineering. This impact may be through professional activities, ASCE involvement, research and innovative engineering solutions. 2. This award is intended to be awarded to individuals employed by a public organization. 3. The nominee for this award shall be a Registered Professional Engineer and be a member of ASCE MLAB.




Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Private Sector


1. This award is given on the basis of outstanding engineering achievement. Consideration shall be given to the Engineer that has exhibited professional achievement and has made significant impact to the field of civil engineering. This impact may be through professional activities, ASCE involvement, research and innovative engineering solutions. 2. This award is intended to be awarded to individuals in the private sector. 3. The nominee for this award shall be a Registered Professional Engineer and be a member of ASCE MLAB.




Outstanding Civil Engineer in Innovation or Research


1. The nominee for this award shall be a member of ASCE MLAB.




Outstanding Civil Engineer in Legislative Activities


1. This award is intended to recognize the efforts of an ASCE Member who is engaged in local, state and/or national legislative activities to further advance the interests of the Society and of the civil engineering profession in legislative activities through legislative and / or public involvement and outreach. 2. Consideration shall be given to the Member who has exhibited professional achievement through legislative activity and who has made significant impacts in legislative activities. This impact may be through professional activities, legislative outreach, member coordination, and other legislative related activities that address the Society’s goal of involvement in local, regional and national legislative activities. 3. The nominee for this award shall be a Registered Professional Engineer and be an active member of ASCE MLAB.




Outstanding Civil Engineer in Community Service


1. This award is given on the basis of outstanding service. Consideration shall be given to the Engineer that has exhibited professional achievement and has made a significant impact to the community and ASCE. This impact may be through committee involvement, and political and social involvement. 2. This award is intended to be awarded to individuals engaged in service beyond the field of Civil Engineering. 3. The nominee for this award shall be a member of ASCE MLAB.




Outstanding ASCE Branch Officer


1. The award is given annually to an outstanding ASCE Branch Officer within MLAB. This award is intended to recognize dedication, hard work and ingenuity that Section officers provide to ASCE. Consideration shall be given to the Section Officer who has exhibited exceptional leadership, management, service, or innovative ideas to their Section. 2. The nominee for this award shall be a Registered Professional Engineer. 3. The nominee shall be a member of ASCE. 4. The nominee must be a current and active Board Member of MLAB




Outstanding YMF Officer


1. The award is given annually to an outstanding ASCE Younger Member Forum Officer within MLAB. This award is intended to recognize dedication, hard work and ingenuity that YMF officers provide to ASCE. Consideration shall be given to the YMF Officer who has exhibited exceptional leadership, management, service, or innovative ideas to their YMF. 2. This award is intended to be given to an individual who is an ASCE Younger Member (defined as 35 or younger as of January 1, 2020. 3. The nominee for this award shall be a Registered Professional Engineer or have an Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate and be actively pursuing licensure as a Registered Professional Engineer. 4. The nominee shall be a member of ASCE and currently on the ASCE LA YMF Board.




Outstanding ASCE Life Member


1. The award is given annually to an outstanding ASCE Life Member. This award is intended to recognize the current efforts of active Life Members who have contributed to the advancement of our Society and its members by devoted service to the Region, Section, Branch, Life Member Forum, Younger Member Forum and/or Student Chapter. 2. The nominee for this award shall be a Registered Professional Engineer and be a member of ASCE MLAB. This award is intended to recognize the current efforts of active Life Members who have contributed to the advancement of our Society and its members by devoted service to the Region, Section, Branch or Life Member Forum. 3. Include nominee’s ASCE involvement over time and nominee’s other professional activities.




Outstanding ASCE Faculty Advisor


1. The award is given annually to an outstanding faculty person who supports ASCE student chapters and civil engineering students within MLAB. This award is intended to recognize faculty contributions to civil engineering students and their activities. 2. The nominee must be active with ASCE students at an ABET accredited Civil Engineering program at a University located within the MLAB geographic area (California) for the year of 2019. Nominee may be faculty member or a lecturer. 3. Describe the nominee’s involvement with the Student Chapter of ASCE and/or civil engineering students.




Outstanding ASCE Practitioner Advisor


1. The award is given annually to an outstanding Practitioner Advisor to an ASCE Student Chapter located within MLAB who supports the ASCE student chapter and/or civil engineering students. This award is intended to recognize Practitioner Advisors’ contributions to ASCE Student Chapters and their activities. 2. The nominee must be active with ASCE Students in MLAB for the year of 2019.




Outstanding Younger Civil Engineer


1. This award recognizes a younger civil engineer who has exhibited professional achievement and has made significant impact to the field of civil engineering. This impact may be through professional activities, ASCE involvement, research and innovative engineering solutions.The award recipient shall be the person, in the judgment of the Awards Committee, who has best demonstrated these traits and has brought distinction upon himself/herself, ASCE and the field of civil engineering. 2. Specific Criteria -This award is intended for ASCE Younger Members, who are members age 35 years or younger as of December 31, 2020. -The nominee for this award shall have at a minimum an Engineer in Training certificate and actively pursuing licensure as a Registered Professional Engineer. -The nominee must be a member of ASCE. 3. Required Nomination Information -Describe any of the nominee’s professional achievements, leadership, management abilities and/or exceptional dedication and service and state how this has brought distinction upon himself/herself, ASCE and/or the field of civil engineering -Describe the nominee’s ASCE involvement. -Provide any other information regarding the nominee to be considered for this award.




Excellence in Journalism


1. This award is given on the basis of how well the individual a) fairly covers all sides of the civil engineering project or issue; b) accurately describes the civil engineering project or issue; c) effectively explains how the project or outcome of the issue benefits the company or region; d) clearly shows the civil engineer’s role; e) includes the most knowledgeable civil engineering experts; and f) advances public knowledge and understanding of civil engineers, issues, and the profession. 2. Only reporters from general (nontrade) publications are eligible. The publications must be national, regional or local. 3. News stories must be published a) in English; and b) primarily in North America. 4. If a story is co-authored, at least one writer must be a fulltime journalist. 5. Required Nomination Information: -Please include a copy of the article(s). -Describe the nominee’s contributions to the civil engineering profession or the understanding of the importance of civil engineering infrastructure and related issues through journalism. -Provide any other information regarding the nominee to be considered for this award.




State Legislator of the Year


1. The nominee must be a local, state or federal legislator elected to public office and representing the constituents of ASCE in the geographic area they are nominated. 2. This award is intended to recognize the efforts of the legislator that further advances the civil engineering interests of ASCE and the civil engineering profession, including the public's understanding of the role of civil engineers, and advocacy and support for the funding of civil engineering infrastructure and the welfare of the public.




Lifetime Achievement Award


1. This award recognizes an ASCE member who, through their innovative efforts and long-term involvement, have advanced or significantly contributed to the field of civil engineering. 2. Consideration shall be given to the member who has exhibited professional achievement and has made significant impact to the field of civil engineering. This impact may be demonstrated in both professional activities, ASCE involvement and community involvement. 3. The nominee for this award shall be a Registered Professional Engineer and a member of ASCE MLAB. 4. Describe any achievements or recognitions the nominee has received in the field of civil engineering. This should include a description of the nominee’s ASCE involvement.




Advocate in Infrastructure


1. The nominee must be advocating infrastructure for the constituents of ASCE MLAB.




Outstanding Organizational Manager in Leadership


1. This award recognizes a civil engineer in the role of management who has demonstrated outstanding leadership to their respective organization. This award is intended to recognize leaders that go above and beyond to inspire and develop those under their care. 2. The nominee for this award shall be a member of ASCE MLAB.




Outstanding Digital Influencer


1. This award recognizes a civil engineer that, through their creativity and dedication, positively promoted civil engineering through their social media and other digital media platforms. 2. The nominee for this award shall be a member of ASCE MLAB.




Outstanding Civil Engineer in Emergency Response


1. This award recognizes a civil engineer that demonstrated outstanding work in the face of natural disasters. This award is intended to recognize engineers in the front lines of LA County’s recent crisis’ such wildfires, homeless response, and earthquakes. 2. The nominee for this award shall be a member of ASCE MLAB.




Outstanding Professor or Lecturer


1. The award is given annually to an outstanding professor or lecturer who supported student learning, made innovations in research, or made significant contributions to the civil engineering profession through leadership or other initiatives. 2. The nominee must be active at an ABET accredited Civil Engineering program at a University located within the MLAB geographic area (California) for the year of 2019.





SPECIFIC CRITERIA

PROJECT AWARDS

GENERAL CRITERIA

  1. Awards are given on the basis of projects completed between January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. Strong projects are those considered to be innovative, serving our communities, involving advanced technology, and/or sustainable in nature.

  2. A project can only be nominated once but you can nominate as many projects as you’d like

  3. The project must be within the geographical boundaries of the Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch which is defined as LA County. If you have a project outside of LA County, you could consider applying for our individual awards instead.

  4. Projects that include Innovative Sustainable or Advanced Technological approaches will be given additional points during project awards consideration

Airports and Ports


Recognizes projects whose primary focus is on the development, redevelopment and improvement of airports or marine ports design and construction, and that showcases advances and/or innovation. This includes implementation of new methods, improvements on existing methods, and/or incorporation of emerging technology.




Architectural Engineering


Recognizes projects where the primary design elements are in the the architectural engineering fields. Architectural engineering also refers to building engineering and includes the disciplines of structural engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and building architecture. The project should demonstrate unique applications of engineering principals and technology to building design and construction, and to advance the field of architectural engineering to achieve visionary architecture.




Bikeways and Trails


Recognizes projects whose primary focus is improvement of or implementation of new bikeways and/or multi-use trails (pedestrians and bicycles) that improve and promote community connectivity and encourage non-motorized transportation.




Bridges


Recognizes projects whose primary focus is on bridge design/construction that showcase advances and/or innovation. Projects include vehicular, rail and pedestrian bridges as well as bridge stability retrofits. This includes implementation of new methods, improvements on existing methods, and/or incorporation of emerging technology.




Community Improvement


Recognizes civil engineering projects with the primary goal of improving the community. These projects may include education elements, art displays and murals, water / play features and community gathering spaces such as plazas and community centers.




Construction Project


Recognizes projects which utilized exceptional or innovative construction methods and/or outstanding project management, design and construction methods to overcome challenges and successfully complete a construction project. This includes implementation of new methods, improvements on existing methods, and/or incorporation of emerging technology.




Energy Project


Recognizes energy related projects where innovation and unique design improved the state of the practice for energy-related engineering. This includes implementation of new methods, improvements on existing methods, and/or incorporation of emerging technology.




Environmental Engineering


Recognizes projects which demonstrate significant design / construction achievements in the field of environmental engineering, including projects that improve water quality, restore / enhance natural habitats and marine environments, protect sensitive species, restore / provide for migratory fish passage, remediate contamination, and where innovation improved the state of the practice for environmental engineering. This includes implementation of new methods, improvements on existing methods, and/or incorporation of emerging technology.




Flood Management


Recognizes projects whose primary purpose is flood management and flood protection and that showcases advances and/or innovation in the management of flood plains, addressing historical flood issues or emergency flood repairs and related improvements to the benefit of the environment and downstream lands and communities. This includes implementation of new methods, improvements on existing methods, and/or incorporation of emerging technology.




Geotechnical Engineering


Recognizes projects where the primary purpose of the project is related to geotechnical engineering, and which demonstrates innovation and improved the state of the practice for geotechnical engineering. This includes implementation of new methods, improvements on existing methods, and/or incorporation of emerging technology.




Historical Renovation


Recognizes projects whose primary focus is on the renovation/restoration design and construction of an historical civil engineering project, building, structure or facility. The project may include architectural elements and various engineering disciplines.




Parks and Recreation


Recognizes projects whose primary focus is improvement of or creation of new parks & recreation elements that provide value and benefit to the community.




Roadway and Highway


Recognizes projects whose primary focus is on roadway/highway design/construction for vehicular transportation or multi-modal transportation, and which showcases advances and/or innovation in design. This includes implementation of new methods, improvements on existing methods, and/or incorporation of emerging technology.




Seismic Retrofit


Recognizes projects whose primary focus is on seismic retrofit design and construction of existing buildings and infrastructure, and which showcases advances and/or innovation in design. This includes implementation of new methods, improvements on existing methods, and/or incorporation of emerging technology.




Small Project


Recognizes projects with a final construction cost that is less than or equal to $2.5 million, and where significant innovation improved project progress or streamlined complex logistics to provide a substantial benefit to the community or owner. This category includes a wide variety of project types described by the other project award categories.




Structural Engineering


Recognizes projects whose primary focus is on structural and seismic design and construction, and which showcases advances and/or innovation in the field of structural engineering. This includes implementation of new methods, improvements on existing methods, and/or incorporation of emerging technology.




Sustainable Engineering


Recognizes projects whose primary focus is to: promote broad understanding of economic, environmental, political, social, and technical issues and processes as related to sustainable development. This category includes projects that: advance the skills, knowledge and information necessary for a sustainable future; improve habitats, natural systems, system flows, and the effects of all phases of the life cycle of projects on the ecosystem; advocate economic approaches that recognize natural resources and our environment as capital assets; promote multidisciplinary, whole system, integrated and multi-objective goals in all phases of project planning, design, construction, operations, and decommissioning; promote reduction of vulnerability to natural, accidental, and willful hazards to be part of sustainable development; and promote performance based standards and guidelines as bases for voluntary actions and for regulations in sustainable development for new and existing infrastructure.




Transportation


Recognizes projects whose primary focus is on transportation design / construction that showcases advances and/or innovation. This category includes all modes of transportation (roads, freeways, rail, transit, multi-modal, transportation maintenance facilities, etc.), implementation of new design / construction methods, improvements on existing methods, and/or incorporation of emerging technology.




Water Project


Recognizes projects where the primary purpose is the supply, storage and conveyance of potable and / or recycled water, and which demonstrate innovation and improved the state of the practice for water supply and delivery projects. This includes implementation of new methods, improvements on existing methods, and/or incorporation of emerging technology.




Water/Wastewaster Treatment


Recognizes projects where the primary purpose is the treatment of water or wastewater, and which demonstrate innovation and improved the state of the practice for the water / waste water treatment industry. This includes implementation of new methods, improvements on existing methods, and/or incorporation of emerging technology.




Applied Mapping Technology


Recognizes projects that utilize digital mapping technology such as drone use, GIS, and/or GPR This includes implementation of new methods, improvements on existing methods, and/or incorporation of emerging technology.




Big Data


Recognizes projects that utilize big data to aid in a civil engineering project that demonstrates increased efficiency, safety, and/or reliability to their projects. This includes implementation of new methods, improvements on existing methods, and/or incorporation of emerging technology.




Telecommunication Project


Recognizes projects where the primary purpose is telecommunications infrastructure that utilize emerging technologies such as 5G or fiber optics, increased quality of service, or implemented novel deployment. This includes implementation of new methods, improvements on existing methods, and/or incorporation of emerging technology.




Operations & Maintenance


Recognizes projects where the primary purpose is operations and maintenance of existing infrastructure that improved overall asset value and performance. This includes implementation of new methods, improvements on existing methods, and/or incorporation of emerging technology.





SPECIFIC CRITERIA

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