ASCE has selected the five finalists in the 2013 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award competition. The Executive Committee of ASCE’s Board of Direction approved the selections on August 28—including the 2013 OCEA winner—but the winner will not be announced until the 2013 Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) gala, which will be held on March 21 in Arlington, Virginia, at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel. The five OCEA finalists will be presented with awards of merit trophies during the gala before the winner is announced.
The five 2013 OCEA finalists are My Waterway@Punggol—SingaporeFirst Man-Made Waterway, located in Punggol Town, Singapore, and submitted by the Housing & Development Board of Singapore; the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery, located in Anchorage, Alaska, and submitted by HDR Alaska, Inc.; Lake Oswego Interceptor Sewer
, located in Lake Oswego, Oregon, and submitted by the City of Lake Oswego; the Brightwater Treatment Plant
, located in Woodinville, Washington, and submitted by the CH2M HILL/Brown and Caldwell Team; and the Alvarado Water Treatment Plant Ozone Upgrade and Expansion Project, located in San Diego and submitted by Malcolm Pirnie, the water division of ARCADIS.
The OCEA jury convened by conference call on July 11. Voting members of the jury were David G. Mongan, P.E., Pres.08.ASCE, chair; Kathy J. Caldwell, P.E., F.ASCE; Dale Jacobson, P.E., BCEE, F.ASCE; James R. Harris, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE; John Murphy-Teixidor; Mike Anderson; and Mike Wolterbeck.
Established in 1960, the OCEA Award recognizes a project that makes a significant contribution to both the civil engineering profession and society as a whole. Honoring an overall project rather than an individual, the award recognizes the contributions of many engineers.
Complete descriptions of the OCEA finalists will be published in the September issue of ASCE News