Local Engineer Named New Face of Civil Engineering
Parsons Brinckerhoff Engineer Receives Honor from National Civil Engineering Society
Reston, Va.—Eduardo Maeyama has gained international experience improving communities early in his career. In recognition of his accomplishments, this 24-year-old was recently named a New Face of Civil Engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). An integral part of ASCE’s 2008 National Engineers Week (Feb. 15-21) celebration, the program promotes the achievements of young civil engineers by highlighting their contributions and impact on society.
In 2007, Maeyama was transferred to Parsons Brinckerhoff Middle East Limited in Dubai, where he was part of developing a proposal for a project on a zero carbon footprint community called the Masdar Initiative. He also joined the Global Village Development’s project management team working on a flagship project for of a three billion square-foot development. He designed and constructed issues concerning more than 20 stakeholders of multi-national and cultural backgrounds.
Maeyama has worked on projects with government agencies including the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) on infrastructure and transportation.
In addition to his work at Parsons Brinckerhoff, Maeyama is on the Emerging Green Builders Committee and is a member of Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi engineering honor societies.
Maeyama earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Bucknell University. He is a resident of Washington, DC.
ASCE’s top five New Faces of Civil Engineering were also submitted to the national New Faces of Engineering program run by the Engineers Week Foundation. This program includes representatives from the civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, industrial and manufacturing engineering professions. Selected New Faces profiles, including the top civil engineer chosen by the Engineers Week Foundation, will be featured in a USA Today ad during Engineers Week and will be profiled on the National Engineers Week Web site at www.eweek.org, as well as at www.discoverengineering.org.
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 146,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. For more information, visit www.asce.org