Dennis M. Kamber, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, is honored by ASCE for developing and implementing innovative design solutions and for effective management of the infrastructure of complex design-build program and construction management projects. He demonstrates exemplary, creative engineering excellence and forward-thinking leadership in the profession, and instills an interest in engineering among today’s students. Senior vice president of ARCADIS U.S., Inc., Kamber is renowned for his planning, design, and construction of civil infrastructure projects, most recently leading the USACE-funded concept development, design, and construction oversight of the Hurricane Storm Damage Risk Reduction System for New Orleans. In addition, he has fulfilled major responsibilities in numerous civil engineering infrastructure projects throughout North America, including the construction management of the $3.5 billion Deer Island wastewater facilities in Boston Harbor; multiyear operational management of the City of Chicago Department of Water’s capital program; being principal civil engineer for the Verizon Sports Arena design-build team; and performing the hydrologic and hydraulic analysis for portions of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. Kamber’s professional and community service activities include having served as president of the Consulting Engineers Council of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. During his term, he initiated the SEE (Students Engaged in Engineering) program, an outreach program that has been adopted by several states and which focuses on exposing middle school and intercity students to the practice of engineering. Kamber is the recipient of several national and regional awards that recognize engineering excellence and innovative engineering, including the ARCADIS International Innovation Award, the George Schroepfer Medal from the Water Environment Federation, and recognition as a Top 25 Newsmaker by Engineering News-Record.
Kamber Elected to the Grade of Distinguished Member
April 1, 2014