The Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers Section recently held its 10th annual Achievement in Civil Engineering Awards ceremony, honoring planning, design, and construction achievements of the state’s civil engineers. ASCE 2017 President‐Elect Kristina Swallow joined in the festivities.
AECOM, CES Inc., and Milone & MacBroom shared in two ACE Awards along with the city of Meriden for their work on the 20-year Meriden Green flood control project. They received a Water Resources ACE and a special Sustainability ACE for incorporating ASCE sustainability principles.
Additionally, newly minted Life Members were recognized, new CSCE officers were sworn in, and the Distinguished President’s Award was presented to Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy. CSCE’s most prestigious award, the Benjamin Wright Award, was presented to Peter Heynen, director of geotechnical services for Milone & MacBroom.
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Pittsburgh Younger Member Forum
The Pittsburgh Younger Member Forum recently teamed up with the Keystone-Mountain-Lakes Carpenter’s Union to enter the annual Canstruction Pittsburgh charity competition for hunger relief.
Read more about the Pittsburgh YMF’s Shel Silverstein–themed Canstruction project.
The Seattle Section is celebrating the centennial of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (Ballard Locks) and Lake Washington Ship Canal by participating in several events throughout the year, including a special plaque dedication July 4.
Completed in 1917, the facility remains the only locks capable of handling ocean-going vessels on the Pacific Coast. At the time, it was the only lock facility in the country that separated fresh and salt water using a unique water sump and drain system, and the only one accommodating tidal fluctuations. The facility was named a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by ASCE in 1997.
View photos from the Section’s recent tour of the Ballard Locks.
Florida Section Tallahassee Section
The Tallahassee Branch and the Florida A&M University–Florida State University Student Chapter teamed up recently to host an outreach day for 70 at-risk youth.
The groups have a joint education outreach initiative called INSPIRE. The June outreach event featured a screening of Dream Big: Engineering Our World, with free popcorn, lunch, Dream Big T-shirts, and more than two hours of interactive STEM presentations by the FAMU–FSU College of Engineering.
Learn more about the INSPIRE initiative.
The ASCE United Arab Emirates Section welcomed Mustafa Mahamid, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, from the University of Illinois at Chicago to a recent meeting.
UAE Section President Abdul-Rahim Sabouni, P.E., P.Eng, F.ASCE, Vice President Soli Dastur, P.E., M.ASCE, and Treasurer Elias Sayah, P.E., F.ASCE, discussed the Global Activities Division initiative and other SEI activities with Mahamid. Also on the agenda were potential collaborations in the areas of LEED and the UAE green building systems (Abu Dhabi ESTIDAMA and Dubai Al-Safat).
ASCE members with @kmcconnaughay33 in the Illinois Senate Chamber in the Senate President’s Well. #TimetoBuild #DriveDown #infrastructure pic.twitter.com/RVVrLHCuFB — IL Section ASCE (@ISASCE) May 18, 2017
Members of the Illinois Section recently met with State Senator Karen McConnaughay to discuss the state’s infrastructure.
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Costa Rica Section
The Costa Rica Federation of Civil Engineers and the ASCE Costa Rica Section recently hosted a viewing of the film Dream Big: Engineering Our World at the Colegio Federado De Ingenieros y De Arquitectos De Costa Rica.
The special Spanish-language version was enjoyed by students, faculty, and local engineers.