The New Jersey Section takes great pleasure in announcing the Annual Civil Engineering Awards. These awards are to recognize local members for their contributions to the Civil Engineering field. If you wish to nominate someone, please read the rules and criteria (below) and then complete a nomination form available above.
Awards will be presented at the Annual Awards Dinner held on May 4th, 2018 at the APA Hotel in Woodbridge.
The New Jersey Section accepts nominations for the following award categories*. Any nominations should be submitted to the President of the Section no later than January 31 of each calendar year of the award. These awards are to recognize local ASCE members and non-members for their contributions to the civil engineering profession.
Civil Engineer of the Year
The Section's highest award is presented to an individual who is judged to have contributed substantially to the civil engineering profession. Criteria: ASCE Membership grade must be either Member, Fellow, Honorary or Life; Member in good standing with the New Jersey Section.
2017 Recipient: James Starace, PE - The Port Authority of NY & NJ
New Jersey Outstanding Civil Engineering Project of the Year
This award is presented for the outstanding civil engineering project recently constructed in New Jersey. The Award is presented to Project Owner, but the engineering design team and construction team will also be recognized. Criteria: A project of significant importance involving aspects of Civil engineering and design, constructed in New Jersey or involving substantial work within New Jersey if the project crosses State boundary lines and completed by the nomination deadline.
2017 Recipient: Garden State Parkway Shoulder Restoration and Improvements
Service to the People Award
Presented to an elected or appointed government official who has contributed substantially to the statues of the civil engineering professional by their public service. Criteria: Holds office in a jurisdiction which represents a geographical area including an area which corresponds to the boundaries of the NJ Section.
2017 Recipient: Mayor Richard Turner, Township of Weehawken, NJ
Government Engineer of the Year
This award is presented to an outstanding civil engineer in Government Service who has contributed substantially to the profession. Criteria: Member of ASCE NJ Section employed by local, state, or federal government.
2017 Recipient: Bill Wilson, PE, NJ Turnpike Authority
Excellence in Management
Presented to honor a business leader in the civil engineering field. Criteria: Must be affiliated with a New Jersey corporation that designs, manages, or constructs civil engineering projects.
2017 Recipient: David L. Richter, PE, Hill International
Young Civil Engineer of the Year
This award is presented to a young civil engineer who is judged to have contributed to the civil profession. Criteria: ASCE Membership grade must be Member or Associate; Member in good standing with the New Jersey Section; Must be 35 years of age or younger on February 1 of the year of the award.
2017 Recipient: Masoud Janbaz, Ph.D., EIT, Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
Educator of the Year
This award is presented to an outstanding educator who has contributed substantially to the field of civil engineering. Criteria: Must be affiliated with an educational institution located in the State of New Jersey
2017 Recipient: Professor Xiang Liu, Ph.D., Rutgers University
*Not all award categories may be presented each year.