15th Annual Achievement in Civil Engineering Awards

May 26, 2022 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT

Application deadline extended to April 15, 2022

2022 Registration & Sponsorship Opportunities

Project Nominations - 2022 Nomination Form

The Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE) Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers aims to enhance the professional growth of its individual members, the advancement of engineering knowledge, the maintenance of high professional standards, to promote Civil Engineering education, to foster student membership and participation and cooperation with other engineering societies, in a manner consistent with the objectives of ASCE.

CSCE is honoring the design and construction achievements of Connecticut Civil Engineers. These Achievement in Civil Engineering Awards or “ACE" Awards will commend projects on which significant engineering expertise or innovation was exhibited by Connecticut Engineers and especially CSCE members. The ACE Awards will distinguish the projects, and thereby honor the overall contributions of numerous engineers and other team members.

To be eligible, a project must have been planned, designed, or constructed substantially between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021, in Connecticut. Preference will be given to projects physically located in Connecticut. Completed ACE Awards Applications should include a Cover Sheet and related attachments (see following pages). CSCE encourages firms that functioned as sub-consultants to submit individually or partner with the prime engineering firms to submit an application.

Individual Award Nominations - 2022 Nomination Form

The CSCE Board is now accepting nominations for the following individual awards that will be presented at the Annual ACE Awards Dinner in September. These awards will recognize ASCE/CSCE members for their outstanding contributions to the Civil Engineering profession. Anyone can nominate a CSCE member who best exemplifies the Civil Engineering profession. The nominees must work and/or reside within the State of Connecticut.

Selection: Selection shall be based on the following criteria:

  • Education and Professional qualifications;
  • Projects completed;
  • Patents; Publications; Presentations; Teaching
  • Professional involvement including society affiliations and leadership roles;
  • Professional reputation; and
  • Outstanding contributions to the profession.


  1. Civil Engineer of the Year (Private and/or Public). Nominees must be an ASCE member, a Professional Engineer practicing for at least ten (10) years in Connecticut and have demonstrated innovation and significant contributions in advancing the Civil Engineering profession.
  2. Young Civil Engineer of the Year (Private and/or Public). Nominees must be an ASCE member, a Professional Engineer, and 35 years of age or younger by July 31, 2022.
  3. Civil Engineering Educator of the Year. This award is presented to an outstanding educator who has demonstrated excellence and innovation in effective teaching and learning; contributed substantially in educating future engineers; and/or has advanced research topics in the field of Civil Engineering. The educator must be a faculty member at an educational institution in Connecticut.
  4. Benjamin Wright Award — Nominee must be a civil engineer in Connecticut who has demonstrated outstanding practice throughout their career, and made significant contributions to Civil Engineering.

ASCE Connecticut Section Employer of the Year Award - 2022 Nomination Form

This award will recognize a Connecticut-based Civil Engineering firm that has shown support for CSCE and encourages employee participation in CSCE events and initiatives. Employers should have demonstrated a commitment to regularly support CSCE activities through sponsorship, attendance and service during the calendar year. Nominations should include a narrative of the firm's support for CSCE including employees' participation on CSCE executive board and committees, as well as ASCE regional and national activities.


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 2020 Benjamin Wright Award to Rabih Barakat, 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

2020       Rabih Barakat

2022       Mark Rolfe