Event Detail

G. Brooks Earnest Technical Lecture Award Dinner

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

James H. Anspach, PG, Dist.M.ASCE has been  selected by the Cleveland Section of the ASCE as the 2019 recipient of the G. Brooks Ernest Technical Lecture Award.  The award is named for the late G. Brooks Ernest who served as President of ASCE National and President of Fenn College (now known as Cleveland State University‚Äôs Washkewicz College or Engineering).  Dr. Brooks was a graduate of, and a faculty member of, the Case Institute of Technology (now known as Case Western Reserve University).    This award is given annually to an outstanding individual of national or international prominence who demonstrates leadership and inspiration in the education of engineers. 

The event will be held at the City Club of Cleveland on October 24.  The City Club of Cleveland is a vibrant, dynamic, and diverse forum for citizens and thought leaders interested in understanding and discussing the issues and ideas that shape the region, nation, and the world.


Jim Anspach

Jim Anspach, P.G. (r), Dist.M.ASCE

Jim Anspach is a Distinguished Member of ASCE, having been involved with the Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute in a number of roles, including Founding Governor and President in 2018.  He has been leading and developing the subsurface utility engineering and utility engineering professions for over 40 years.

Mr. Anspach currently acts as Global Senior Principal and Senior Fellow/Director for Cardno, Inc. (which is transitioning to T2 Utility Engineers in November), for which he has been employed since 2013.  His prior work experience includes over 37 years holding executive positions for Anspach Consulting, Global Infrastructure Services L.P., So-Deep, Inc., and Heath Consultants.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry from Penn State University.

More about Jim can be found at his LinkedIn page, and more still from Jim himself should you attend the GBE Award Dinner, where he will be relating his personal journey as a practitioner, researcher, and educator in defining the uncertainty of existing conditions and the role of the engineer in defining, judging, and using that uncertainty for risk-based project decisions in a lecture titled "Seek and Ye Shall Find."


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Registration & Social Hour

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm - Dinner

7:15 pm - 8:15 pm - Award Presentation & Lecture

8:30 pm - Adjourn


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Craig Hebebrand, P.E.