ASCE Pittsburgh Section Awards

2019 Awards

ASCE Pittsburgh Section wants to recognize the projects, people, and employers for their achievements and contributions to the section and civil engineering practice in 2019. The awards will be presented at the Engineers Week Awards Banquet on February 15, 2020. We are accepting award nominations. Please review the categories for the awards we sponsor and if there is a project, person, or employer you feel deserves recognition please consider submitting a nomination for that award. The award descriptions and nomination requirements can be found by selecting the category below.

Email your nominations to Coreen Casadei (ccasadei@collectiveefforts.com) Chair of the Awards Committee or Sam Shamsi (sam.shamsi@gmail.com) President of ASCE-Pittsburgh.

Nominations are due January 6, 2020.


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.


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. 


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