ASCE has honored Jerry A. DiMaggio, P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE, with the 2016 Outstanding Projects And Leaders leadership award in the Government category for a career featuring many specification-setting highway geotechnical contributions.
DiMaggio is a principal engineer at Applied Research Associates Inc., working in the research and technology deployment group. Previously, DiMaggio served as the implementation coordinator for the Second Strategic Highway Research Program at the National Academies in Washington, DC, and as national program manager for geotechnical engineering at the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.
He has significantly contributed to the development of American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Load Resistance Factor Design specifications for more than 20 years. He also has been a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Delaware, John Hopkins University, the University of Akron, and Columbia University.
His many other honors include ASCE’s Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award, the U.S. DOT Administrator’s Award, and the International Geosynthetics Society Achievement Medal.
The OPAL awards honor outstanding civil engineering leaders whose lifetime accomplishments contributed in one of five categories – construction, design, education, government, or management. The 2016 honorees will be recognized at the OPAL Awards Gala, March 17, in Arlington, VA.