Achievement in Civil Engineering (ACE) Awards

Please join CSCE at the 13th Annual Achievement in Civil Engineering ("ACE") Awards program where CSCE will honor the planning, design, and construction achievements of Connecticut Civil Engineers. These Awards will commend projects on which significant engineering expertise or innovation was exhibited and distinguish these projects, and thereby honor the overall contributions of numerous engineers and other team members. 

CSCE invites engineering firms to submit an application and participate in this Awards event where CSCE will honor the design and construction achievements of Connecticut Civil Engineers. 

2020 ACE Awards Project Application

Nominations will also be accepted for the following ASCE Connecticut Section Individual Civil Engineering Awards.

Benjamin Wright Award Civil Engineer of the Year (Public or Private) Young Civil Engineer of the Year (Public or Private) Civil Engineering Educator of the Year Employer of the Year

2020 Individual Civil Engineering Award Nomination Form

These awards will be presented at the ACE Awards, and will recognize ASCE/CSCE members for their outstanding contributions to the Civil Engineering profession. 

If you would like to help support CSCE by sponsoring the ACE Awards, please click on the following link to see the various sponsorship levels:

2020 ACE Awards Sponsorship Form

To register to attend the ACE Awards or to sponsor the ACE Awards, please click on the following link:



What happened last year?

May 21, 2019 – 12th Annual Achievement in Civil Engineering (ACE) Awards

Thank you to all who helped make the 2019 ACE Awards possible, including our sponsor, WSP, and CSCE volunteers like:
2018-2019 CSCE President David Chapman, P.E., Blakeslee Arpaia Chapman, Inc., who managed the evening's activities
Younger Members Committee President Jodi Greene, P.E., WSP, who helped with set-up, registration, and clean-up
Past CSCE President Bob Gomez, P.E., VN Engineers, who assembled and managed the project slide show
2019-2020 CSCE Treasurer Scott Nolan, E.I.T., Milone & MacBroom, who helped make the slide show possible 
Past CSCE President Ron Nault, P.E., Luchs Consulting Engineers, LLC/ DeCarlo & Doll Architects/Engineers, who assembled and provided the Event Sponsorship Board
2019-2020 CSCE President-Elect George Gerard, P.E., WSP, who helped with set-up and financial obligations
2019-2020 CSCE President Ben Cote, P.E., Geopier Foundation Company, who helped manage the evening's activities & clean-up and provided closing remarks
ASCE Region 1 Director Anthony Cioffi, P.E., and ASCE Region 1 Governor, Danielle Spicer, P.E., who provided an informative overview of ASCE's latest initiatives and ran the swearing in ceremony for the 2019-2020 CSCE Executive Board Officers
Without sponsors and volunteers like those above, the ACE Awards and other CSCE events would not be so enjoyable or successful!
On May 21, 2019, the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE) recognized recent civil engineering achievements in Connecticut at its 12thAnnual Achievement in Civil Engineering (ACE) Awards ceremony at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT. The following individuals, firms and projects were honored:

2019 Civil Engineering Educator of the Year - John Greenleaf, Ph.D., Quinnipiac University

2019 Civil Engineer of the Year - Roy Merritt, P.E., H.W. Lochner

2019 Young Civil Engineer of the Year - Jodi Greene, P.E., WSP

2019 President's Award - Brianna Maljanian, P.E., WSP

2019 Benjamin Wright Award - David Jacobs, P.E., University of Hartford


2019 Civil Engineering Employer of the Year

2019 Small Project ACE Honorable Mention
Project: Great Hill Tunnel and Pipeline Restoration Project 
Team Members: South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority, Tighe & Bond, McMillen Jacobs Associates, Merco, Inc., and Xylem/TradeMark Contractors, LLC 
2019 Small Project ACE Award of Merit
Project: CTDOT Rocky Hill Repair Facility
Team Members: Kleinfelder, Connecticut Department of Transportation, NV5, ART Engineering, and Rizzo Corporation 

2019 Small Project ACE Award
Project: Replacement of the Bassett Road Bridge #03120 over I-91
Team Members: GM2 Associates, Inc., MIG Corporation, GEI Consultants, Inc., the Connecticut Department of Transportation, and CME Associates 
2019 Large Project ACE Award of Merit
Project: The Lofts at Ponemah Mills 
Team Members: GNCB Consulting Engineers, P.C., OneKey, LLC, and Jose Carballo Architecture
2019 Large Project ACE Award
Project: The Hartford Line Station Design 
Team Members: The Connecticut Department of Transportation, Michael Baker International, Inc., TranSystems, VN Engineers, Inc., and VHB
2019 Large Project ACE Award
Project: New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail Program
Team Members: WSP USA, Inc. / STV Inc., and the Connecticut Department of Transportation
Also at this event, CSCE announced the following slate of Executive Board Officers for 2019-2020:
From Left to Right: President Benjamin Cote, P.E., Geopier Foundation Company, President-Elect George Gerard, P.E., WSP USA, Vice President Brianna Maljanian, P.E., WSP USA, Treasurer Scott Nolan, E.I.T., Milone & MacBroom, Secretary Aaron Foster, P.E., CME Associates, Director II Christopher Beaulieu, P.E., Keville Enterprises, and Director I David Chapman, P.E., Blakeslee Arpaia Chapman, Inc.


Benjamin Wright Award



The Benjamin Wright Award is given annually by the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers Section to a Connecticut Civil Engineer who has demonstrated outstanding practice throughout his or her career, and made significant contributions to Civil Engineering. CSCE was proud to present the 2019 Benjamin Wright Award to David Jacobs, P.E.

Past Recipients of Benjamin Wright Award

1980       Edward Gant                 

1981       Charles Cahn

1982       Clarence Dunham

1983       Arthur Sweeton

1984       Norman Nadel

1985       Victor Scottron

1986       Morton Fine                        

1987       Wilbur Widmer    

1988       Philip Burton

1989       Jack Stephens                     

1990       Philip Keene                       

1991       E. Russell Johnston

1992       Frank J. Zamecnik             

1993       Herbert S. Levinson           

1994       Morris Schupack

1995       Charles H. Thornton          

1996       Earl R. Howard   

1997       Eugene D. Jones

1998       Charles Rejcha   

1999       Robert O. Disque

2000       John Lenard

2001       Remy Papp                           

2002       Kenneth Gibble  

2003       Roald Haestad

2004       Paul Carver                         

2005       Roger S. Chapman             

2006       Stanley Bemben

2007       Howard L. Epstein

2008       John P. Dugan

2009       William D. O'Neill

2010       Clarence Welti

2011       George Torello

2015       James Byrnes

2016       Lawrence Johnsen

2017       Peter Heynen

2018       Randall States

2019       David Jacobs


Student Awards (Due Date: March 1st)


CSCE's Civil Engineering/Construction Scholarship assists Connecticut residents in civil engineering or construction-related programs. Please click here for more information.


CSCE's Civil Engineering/Civil Technology Student Scholarship provides an incentive award that is within the reach of every average, hard working civil engineering student in ASCE Student Chapters in Connecticut. Please click here for more information.

$$ Outstanding Civil Engineering Student Award $$

CSCE recognizes outstanding civil engineering students in ASCE Student Chapters in Connecticut. Please click here for more information. 


2019 Student Award Winners

On April 16, 2019, CSCE distributed scholarships to the following students at its monthly dinner meeting that was held at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy:

Outstanding Civil Engineering Student Award Winners

Jamie Bannon of Quinnipiac University

Jared Hendrickson of Central Connecticut State University 

Celia Marzinsky of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Denise Prussen of the University of Hartford 

Lauren Romeo of the University of Connecticut

Andrew Sarza of the University of New Haven 

Jennifer Ventura of Central Connecticut State University

Debbie Vergara of the University of Hartford

Student Scholarship Award Winners

Owen Gibson of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Brian Maloney of the University of New Haven

Chandra White of Three Rivers Community College

CSCE Civil Engineering/Construction Scholarship Winners

Rachel Gelfand of Weston, CT

James McCoy of East Lyme, CT