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OPAL Awards Gala

Mar 14, 2019

Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel

2800 South Potomac Avenue
Arlington , VA 22202

Mark your calendar for the 2019 celebration of Civil Engineering Leaders and Projects.

2018 OPAL Gala Leadership Award Winners OPAL leadership award recipients honored at 2018 OPAL Gala, pictured from L to R: Tom Smith, ASCE Executive Director; Sharon L. Wood/Education; William F. Brumund/Management; Kyle E. Schilling/Government; F. Dave Zanetell, Jr./Construction; and 2018 ASCE President Kristina Swallow.

Award Recipients

OCEA Finalists

  • 150 North Riverside, Chicago, IL
  • New United States Courthouse, Los Angeles, CA
  • OARS - OSIS Augmentation & Relief Sewer, Columbus, OH
  • Olympia Odos Motorway, North Peloponnese Coast, Greece
  • SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program - Northbound Off Ramp Bridge, Seattle, WA

OPAL Leadership Award Winners

  • Lt.Gen. Todd Semonite, P.E., M.ASCE - Construction - Commanding General, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Ronald Klemencic, P.E., S.E., F.EMI, F.ASCE - Design - Chairman and CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
  • Ross B. Corotis, Ph.D., P;.E., S.E., F.EMI, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE - Education - Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Paul D. Kovacs, P.E., M.ASCE - Government - Chief Engineering Officer, Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
  • Ewa Z. Bauer-Furbush, P.E., M.ASCE, NAC - Management - Chief Engineering Officer, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District

Charles Pankow Award for Innovation

  • The Autodesk BUILD Space Technology Center in Boston

Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research

  • Richard L. Tucker, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, NAC, NAE, Professor, the University of Texas at Austin

Nominations & Gala Information

Jane Moran Alspach
(800) 548-ASCE (2723)

Sponsorship Opportunities

OPAL Sponsorship Opportunities (.pdf)

Sponsor Commitment Form (.docx)

Sean Scully
Phone: (703) 295-6154 

Corporate Sponsors

Bank of America

Geico Sponsor


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