March 3, 2010
Reston, Va. — The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) has announced that Terence E. (Ed) Richardson is the recipient the 2010 Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) award for lifetime achievement in construction. The award will presented at the annual OPAL gala on March 25, 2010.
Richardson is a recently retired senior vice president and corporate manager of engineering with Bechtel Corporation. His career with Bechtel spanned 32 years, during which time he has held numerous positions. He previously served as president of Bechtel Civil Company and as executive vice president of Bechtel Systems Infrastructure, Inc. He has also served as president of the Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation.
Richardson began his career as a member of the U.S. Navy, serving as a nuclear officer in the Submarine Force. After leaving the Navy, he worked for United Engineers and Constructors before joining Bechtel where he has held senior leadership positions in four of Bechtel’s business units.
Richardson has a bachelor’s degree in Naval Engineering from the United States Naval Academy, a master’s degree in management engineering from George Washington University and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic Institute. He resides in Orinda, Calif.
Established in 1999, the OPAL awards recognize individuals for life-long contributions, accomplishments and achievements that have made significant differences in five areas of civil engineering: construction, design, education, government and management. Recipients in the four other categories include:
- Design—Man-Chung Tang, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE
- Education—David E. Daniel, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE
- Government—John W. Morris II, LTG (ret.), P.E., F.ASCE, NAE
- Management—Robert D. Nichol, P.E., F.ASCE
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Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 144,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. For more information, visit www.asce.org.
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