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2015 OPAL Awards

 

Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL Awards)

Established in 1999, these prestigious awards recognize and honor outstanding civil engineering leaders whose lifetime accomplishments and achievements have made significant differences in one of five categories: Construction, Design, Education, Government, and Management. For more information on these winners visit .

The 2015 OPAL Winners are:

Andrew K. Phelps

 

Andrew K. Phelps, P.E., M.ASCE

Construction

Principal Vice President & Manager of Operations, Bechtel Mining & Metals.

 

 
Edward J. Schmeltz

 

Edward J. Schmeltz, P.E., F.ASCE

Design

Senior Vice President, Director of Maritime & Special Projects, AECOM Technology.

 

Bernard Amadei

 

Bernard Amadei, Ph.D., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE

Education

Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder and Founder of EWB-USA.

 

Thomas D. Rust

 

Thomas D. Rust, P.E., M.ASCE

Government

Vice Chairman, Pennoni Associates and Virginia House of Delegates member

 

Nicholas DeNichilo

 

Nicholas DeNichilo, P.E., M.ASCE

Management

President & CEO, Hatch Mott MacDonald

Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research

The Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research was established in 1996 in honor of Henry L. Michel, Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Civil Engineering Forum for Innovation (CEFI), formerly the Civil Engineering Research Foundation. 

    

The 2015 Michel Award Winner is:

Anil K. Kar, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE

ASCE Excellence in Journalism Award

The ASCE Excellence in Journalism Award was instituted in 1994 to recognize journalists for outstanding coverage of the issues involving clean water, transportation, the environment and other public works projects and enhance the public’s understanding of civil engineering.

   

The 2014 Journalism Award Winner is:

Mary Helen Berg

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