The annual ASCE Outstanding Projects And Leaders awards honor five civil engineers for career achievements in each of five categories: construction, design, education, government, and management. This year’s winners will be recognized Oct. 25 at the OPAL Gala during the ASCE 2022 Convention in Anaheim, California.

And now, presenting the OPAL recipients for 2022:

In construction, Susan Hou, M.Eng, P.E., PMP, M.ASCE, regional project manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission – for innovation and excellence in construction of civil engineering projects and programs.

In design, Raymond P. Daddazio, Eng.Sc.D., P.E., F.EMI, M.ASCE, senior consultant and former president, Thornton Tomasetti – for innovation and excellence in civil engineering design.

In education, Gholamreza Mesri, Ph.D., M.ASCE, Ralph B. Peck Professor of geotechnical engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – for demonstrated excellence in furthering civil engineering education. 

In government, Lloyd C. Caldwell Jr., P.E., M.ASCE, former Director of Military Programs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – for demonstrated leadership of public sector projects and programs.

In management, Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., Dist.D.NE, Hon.D.WRE, NAE, Dist.M.ASCE, founder and former chief executive officer, Digital Water Works Inc. – for exceptional management skills in his professional career.