ASCE Pittsburgh Section Awards

2019 Award Winners Announced!

ASCE Pittsburgh Section recognizes projects, people, and employers for their achievements and contributions to the section and civil engineering practice in 2019. These awards were presented at the Engineers Week Awards Banquet on February 15, 2020. 

  • Civil Engineering Achievement Award: State 6219 Section 020 (US 219) - PennDOT District 9, LR Kimball, Joseph B Fay Company, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.
  • Award of Merit: Poplar Street Storm Sewer Installation Project - Green Tree Borough, PennDOT, ALCOSAN
  • Civil Engineer of the Year: Michael Lichte, PE – ALCOSAN
  • Journalism Award: Jamie Martines - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
  • Professor of the Year: Dr. Sean Qian – CMU
  • Young Civil Engineer of the Year: Jefferson Argyros, PE – Arcadis
  • Young Government Civil Engineer of the Year: Gregory Braun, PE – USACE Pittsburgh District
  • Employer of the Year: American Geotechnical & Environmental Services

For more information on the awards, please see the awards criteria:

Student Awards Foundation

Applications for the 2019-2020 SAF awards are Due January 10th. Hard copy and electronic submissions accepted.  See Application Form for details. 

2018 Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the 2018 Award winners!  ASCE Pittsburgh Section Awards were presented as part of our Engineers’ Week celebration in February 2019! Click on the award title for information on award criteria and past awardees. 

Civil Engineering Achievement Award

Liberty Bridge Project - Owner: PennDOT District 11-0, Prime Consultant: HDR, Prime Contractor: Joseph B Fay Company

Awards of Merit

Route 30 Landslide Remediation - Owner: PennDOT District 11-0. Prime Consultant: Gannett Fleming, Prime Contractor: Golden Triangle Construction Company

Sustainability Award

Centre & Herron Green Stormwater Infrastructure Project - Owner: Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, Prime Consultant: Wood Group, Prime Contractor: Vigliotti Landscape & Construction.

Employer Recognition Award

Not presented in 2018

Service to People Award

Sandie Egley, Beaver County Commissioner

Journalism Award

Ed Blazina, Transportation Writer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Michael A. Gross Meritorious Service to the Pittsburgh Section

To learn more about Michael A. Gross, please see this article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Not presented in 2018

Professor of the Year

Professor Costa Samaras, PhD, LEED, FE - Carnegie Mellon University

Young Government Civil Engineer of the Year

Not Presented in 2018

Government Civil Engineer of the Year

George Gardner, PE, PLS - Mine Safety and Health Administration

Young Civil Engineer of the Year

Sylvia Yunlin Sun, PE. - i+icon USA

Civil Engineer of the Year

David Adam Dzombak, PhD, PE, BCEE, DWRE, NAE - Carnegie Mellon University

Distinguished Civil Engineer Award

William Trimbath, PE

Additional photos from the event and the event program can be downloaded.

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