Deadline: December 13th 5:00 p.m. 

General Information For OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL Nominations

Individual awards are given for those who demonstrate outstanding achievement in the field of civil engineering. The award is to honor those who advance the field of civil engineering through innovative concepts, research, and materials, who inspire leadership in the field, and who promote integrity and moral excellence. The award categories and the qualifications for each are listed below.


Individual Categories and Qualifications

Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Private Sector

Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Public Sector

Excellence in Journalism Award

Outstanding Civil Engineer in Community Service

Lifetime Achievement Award

Outstanding ASCE Life Member

Outstanding Civil Engineering Faculty Advisor

Outstanding Civil Engineering Practitioner Advisor

Outstanding Younger Civil Engineer (must be age 35 years or less by December 1)

Outstanding Civil Engineering Student


General Information For CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECT Nominations

Civil Engineering achievement within the San Diego Section area is recognized annually by the selection of "Outstanding Civil Engineering Projects." The basis for the awards is an engineering project that demonstrates the greatest engineering skills and represents the greatest contribution to civil engineering progress and mankind.

The awards are given for projects, not to individuals or firms, to recognize the many engineers who have contributed to the projects. However the Civil Engineer of Record and the Owner must be noted in the application.


Project Categories


Sustainable Technology

Architectural Engineering

Water Quality, Flood Control, and Drainage Facilities

Water or Wastewater Treatment Facilities


Highways and Roads                                   

Rail and Mass Transit Facilities


Environmental Engineering

Urban Design and Beautification

Land Development

Airport and Port Facilities

Dams and Reservoirs





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Judging is done by a jury comprised of Past Presidents of the Section, Life Members, individuals selected by the Section Vice President, and/or Executive Section Board members.


The Awards are made by action of the Section Executive Board upon recommendation of the jury. Any recommendation to the Board must be supported by a majority vote of the jury.


The Executive Section Board determines eligibility of projects other than those fitting the specific categories as listed in the "Project Categories and Qualifications" section.


Additional awards may be purchased upon request and will be delivered after the awards event in 2020.


In addition to the winning projects, the jury may select additional outstanding accomplishments for recognition.


Eligibility For All Submittals

Nominees must be a current member of the ASCE San Diego Section.


Got questions?: please call Trish Pietrzak, Section Manager at 310-995-9800