San Diego County Water Authority Director of Engineering Jerry Reed speaks after his project received the OCEA Award. PHOTO: David Hathcox
March 17, 2017

It was 40 years ago to the day. Atulkumar Shah, P.E., F.ASCE, earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in his home country of India in 1977. Three years later, he moved to the United...
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The San Vincente Dam – a key piece of the Emergency and Carryover Storage Project – is the largest dam raise in the world using roller-compacted concrete.
March 16, 2017

It would be fitting if there were more than one trophy. After all, the recipient of ASCE’s Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award – the San Diego County Water Authority’s Emergency...
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Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Thomas Bostick
March 16, 2017

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Thomas Bostick’s career reflects a deep commitment to our nation, a dedication to public service, and a host of accomplishments. He served as the 53rd Chief of...
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2017 OPAL Award winner Tony Bartolomeo
March 15, 2017

With his career at a crossroads, Tony Bartolomeo hit the books. Well, one book in particular – What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles. The classic of career planning and...
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Harry Poulos, 2017 OPAL winner in design
March 8, 2017

It’s not difficult to see the civil engineering legacy of Harry Poulos. Just scan the horizon. Poulos, Ph.D., P.E., DSc.Eng., Dist.M.ASCE, is arguably the world’s leading pile engineer. His...
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Sabrina Rivera
January 27, 2017

Sabrina Rivera has a question for you. Do you know where your water comes from? “I can talk to students and intelligent people, and the common thread to the responses is that people just...
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Bruce Ellingwood is the 2017 OPAL Award winner in education.
January 12, 2017

Bruce Ellingwood has a plaque hanging in the study of his Colorado home. On it are the signatures of 33 Ph.D. students whom he has advised and mentored. “I think it’s the most treasured...
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January 6, 2017

Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, Anne Bigane Wilson has weathered more than her fair share of harsh winters, which wouldn’t be so bad except that she is an asphalt paving...
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November 2, 2016

The Society’s annual Outstanding Projects And Leaders awards are among the highest tributes a civil engineer can achieve. The OPAL goes beyond recognizing single accomplishments to honor its...
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