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Forensic Engineering Award

Adopted by ExCom on October 23, 2011

The TCFE Forensic Engineering Award, established in 1988, recognizes individuals who have made substantial contributions at the national or international level to the discipline of forensic engineering. This is the highest honor bestowed by TCFE, and it is not necessarily awarded every year. It may be awarded posthumously. Recipients must be of high moral character and personal integrity. 



Examples of reasons for bestowing this award include:

  1. For leading an investigation of the highest quality for a high profile event
  2. For lifelong achievements in advancing the science or art of forensic engineering
  3. For significant contributions to the growth and stature of forensic engineering

Nominations will be considered by the Awards Committee, which consists of the three immediate past chairs of TCFE, and is chaired by the immediate past chair. In the event that a position becomes vacant, ExCom shall fill the position by appointment. The Committee will make its recommendation for the award to the ExCom, whose decision shall be final.

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 (max)

You can submit your nomination electronically to, or by mail to:

ASCE Honors and Awards
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA 20191