ASCE has honored Glenn M. Boyce, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, with the 2017 Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award for his numerous contributions to the engineering profession as a seasoned practitioner, educator, and author expanding the design and construction realms of utility pipelines, tunnels, shafts, geotechnical engineering, and virtually every aspect of trenchless technologies.
Boyce has over 30 years of experience supervising pipeline, tunnel and water supply, and wastewater projects covering a plethora of features within the field, including exploration and assessment. Serving as an engineer, lead engineer, project manager, or technical reviewer, he has been involved in preliminary and final design, alignment and layout, geometrics, laboratory testing, cost estimating and analysis, environmental studies, inspections, and assessments for a wide range of projects both nationally and internationally.
In 2009 the North American Society for Trenchless Technology named him Trenchless Person of the Year. In addition to being an award-winning engineer, he is active in many professional organizations, is a teacher and author, and manages his firm’s Walnut Creek, CA, office.
Boyce has actively participated in such major projects as the Sunnydale Auxiliary Sewer Tunnel for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission; the Middle River Intake & Pump Station for the Contra Costa Water District; the Government Cut Utility Replacement Project for Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department; the West Side portion of the Willamette River Combined Sewer Overflows; SFPUC’s New Irvington Tunnel project in Alameda County, CA; and the Port of Miami Tunnel project.
He is a professional engineer in several states. He holds a Ph.D. in geological engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.S. in geotechnical engineering and a B.S. in civil engineering from Drexel University.
The Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award recognizes outstanding achievements by a member of ASCE who, through research, planning, design or construction, has advanced the art, science and technology of pipeline engineering.