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CAN-AM Civil Engineering Amity Award Rules



CAN-AM Civil Engineering Amity Award

This award was established by ASCE in April 1972 by the initiative and endowment of James A. Vance, Hon.M.ASCE. The objective of the CAN-AM Civil Engineering Amity Award is to give recognition to those civil engineers who have made outstanding and unusual contributions toward the advancement of professional relationships between the civil engineers of the United States of America and Canada.

I.    The award is made annually to a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) or the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) for either a specific instance that has had continuing benefit in understanding and good will, or a career of exemplary professional activity that has contributed to the amity of the United States of America and Canada.

II.    Each Section and Branch of ASCE shall be entitled to enter the name of one nominee annually. The CSCE shall also be invited to nominate an individual who meets the criteria for the award. These names, and supporting documents, will be assembled by the Executive Director of ASCE and referred to the judging committee.

III.    The annual recommendation as to the recipient, if any, of this Award shall be made by the Awards Committee of the Technical Council on Cold Regions and approved by the ASCE Executive Committee.

IV.    One award is made each year unless the achievement upon which the award is based is considered to be the contribution of more than one person. No one shall receive the honor, or any portion thereof, more than once.

V.    The award shall consist of a medal and cash prize determined annually by and subject to the approval of the Executive Committee of the ASCE Board of Direction based on the income from the award endowment. If the award is presented for a group accomplishment, the lead recipient shall receive the medal and cash prize. All other recipients shall receive only a certificate.

VI.    The award shall be presented annually, at an appropriate meeting of ASCE or of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) if the recipient resides in Canada and is a member of CSCE. The presentation shall be made at an appropriate general function conducted during the course of such convention.

To nominate, submit the following:

  • A cover letter, signed by the nominator
  • An Official Award Nomination form  
  • The nominee's CV or biographical information
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

Electronic submissions are encouraged to by November 1. Paper submissions are also accepted, in which case one copy of the complete nomination package should be received by the Honors and Awards Program at the ASCE headquarters: 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191-4400.

Click here for a list of past award recipients