CSCE HONORS ENGINEERS AND FIRMS AT THE AQUA TURF CLUB
On May 22, 2018, the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE) recognized recent civil engineering achievements in Connecticut at its 11th Annual Achievement in Civil Engineering (ACE) Awards ceremony at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT. The following individuals, firms and projects were honored:
2018 Construction ACE Award and 2018 Structural ACE Award
Project: Reconstruction of I-95 over West River, New Haven and West Haven, CT
Applicants: WSP USA Inc. and Connecticut Department of Transportation
2018 Construction ACE Award of Merit
Project: Rehabilitation of Cedar Street Bridge over Amtrak, Newington, CT
Applicants: Alfred Benesch & Company, Connecticut Department of Transportation, VB Technologies Corporation, CME Associates and O & G Industries
2018 Structural ACE Award of Merit and 2018 Transportation ACE Award of Merit
Project: Replacement of the Saugatuck Island Bridge, Westport, CT
Applicants: GM2 Associates, Inc., Town of Westport & Saugatuck Island Taxing District, Terracon, Inc., and Blakeslee Arpaia Chapman (BAC)
2018 Transportation ACE Award
Project: Route 31 Reconstruction, Coventry, CT
Applicants: BSC Group-Connecticut, Inc., RED Technologies, LLC, Tectonic Engineering, GM2 Associates, VN Engineers, Inc., Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Town of Coventry
2018 Civil Engineering Educator of the Year - Shinae Jang, Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
2018 Civil Engineering Employer of the Year - Siefert Associates, LLC, Naugatuck, CT
2017-2018 President's Award - Gary Fuerstenberg, P.E., Town Engineer, Newington, CT
2017-2018 Benjamin Wright Award - Randall States, P.E.
Also at this event, CSCE announced the following slate of Executive Board Officers for 2018-2019:
President - David Chapman, P.E., Blakeslee Arpaia Chapman, Inc.
President-Elect - Omkar Jambotkar, P.E., WSP USA
Vice President - Benjamin Cote, P.E., Geopier Foundation Company
Secretary - Brianna Maljanian, WSP USA
Treasurer - George Gerard, P.E., WSP USA
Newsletter Editor - Scott Nolan, Milone & MacBroom
Director 1 - Christopher Beaulieu, P.E., Keville Enterprises
Director 2 - Hudson Jackson, Ph.D., P.E., Dipl-Ing, U.S. Coast Guard Academy
September 28 - 21st Annual CSCE Geotechnical Seminar - Topic: Rock Mechanics - NYS PDHs will be given at this seminar pending PIE approval.
The CSCE of the present is the result of a merger of two organizations that occurred 30 years ago. The Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers was founded in 1884, while the Connecticut Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers was founded in 1919. In 1958, the Section had 523 members. In 1955 (the nearest comparable year for reliable numbers), the Society had 1,033 members. The two organizations met separately until they merged in 1981, by mutual vote of membership, to become the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers Section of American Society of Civil Engineers or CSCE.