GENERAL INFORMATION

The award will be presented at the Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch Annual Awards Dinner.

The Awards Committee is composed of professional civil engineering members from both public and private sector. The award selection is a competitive process. Be sure to present your entry in the most complete and thorough manner possible.

The judging process will take place in June. Notification will be made to each winning firm.

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GENERAL CRITERIA FOR PROJECTS AWARDS

    1. This award is given on the basis of the completion of a civil engineering project between June 1 of the previous year and the nomination due date. This project shall exhibit innovative efforts and achievement over adverse conditions. The use of desirable sustainability practices and leading-edge engineering technologies in projects will merit supplemental consideration. Additional consideration criteria may include innovative approaches to funding, the use of advanced technologies and materials, and the immensity of the project.

    2. A project can only be nominated once.

    3. The project must be within the geographical boundaries of the Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch.

    4. Only one project may receive the award in any year. However, the Awards Committee may present Honorable Mention awards.

    5. Projects that include Innovative Sustainable or Advanced Technological approaches will be given additional points during project awards consideration.

    6. For winning public agencies, the awards may also be presented at the respective agency’s City Council or Board Meeting.

 

GENERAL CRITERIA FOR INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

This award is given on the basis of an outstanding engineering achievement accomplished between June 1 of the previous year and the nomination due date. Consideration shall be given to the Engineer that has exhibited professional achievement and has made significant impact to the field of civil engineering. This impact may be through professional activities, ASCE involvement, research and innovative engineering solutions.

    1. Only one person may receive the award in any year. However, the Awards Committee may present Honorable Mention awards.

 

SPECIFIC CRITERIA FOR INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Outstanding Civil Engineering Student

  1. The nominee must be an active Student Member of ASCE MLAB in the spring of the year the award is given or the fall of the previous year.
  2. The nominee must be enrolled in an ABET accredited Civil Engineering program in the spring of the year the award is given or the fall of the previous year.
  3. Provide the Student’s GPA.

Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Public Sector

  1. This award is given on the basis of outstanding engineering achievement.  Consideration shall be given to the Engineer that has exhibited professional achievement and has made significant impact to the field of civil engineering.  This impact may be through professional activities, ASCE involvement, research and innovative engineering solutions.
  2. This award is intended to be awarded to individuals employed by a public organization.
  3. The nominee for this award shall be a Registered Professional Engineer and be a member of ASCE MLAB.

Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Private Sector

  1. This award is given on the basis of outstanding engineering achievement.  Consideration shall be given to the Engineer that has exhibited professional achievement and has made significant impact to the field of civil engineering.  This impact may be through professional activities, ASCE involvement, research and innovative engineering solutions.
  2. This award is intended to be awarded to individuals in the private sector.
  3. The nominee for this award shall be a Registered Professional Engineer and be a member of ASCE MLAB.

 Outstanding Civil Engineer in Innovation or Research

  1. The nominee for this award shall be a member of ASCE MLAB.

 Outstanding Civil Engineer in Legislative Activities 

  1. The nominee for this award shall be a member of ASCE MLAB.

 Outstanding Civil Engineer in Community Service

  1. This award is given on the basis of outstanding service.  Consideration shall be given to the Engineer that has exhibited professional achievement and has made a significant impact to the community and ASCE.  This impact may be through committee involvement, and political and social involvement.
  2. This award is intended to be awarded to individuals engaged in service beyond the field of Civil Engineering.
  3. The nominee for this award shall be a member of ASCE MLAB.

 Outstanding ASCE Section Officer

  1. The nominee for this award shall be a member of ASCE Region.
  2. The nominee must be an Officer for a Branch in MLAB for the year the award is given.

Outstanding ASCE Branch Officer

  1. The nominee for this award shall be a member of ASCE MLAB
  2. The nominee must be an Officer for a Branch in MLAB for the year the award is given.

 Outstanding YMF Officer

  1. The nominee for this award shall be a member of ASCE MLAB.
  2. The nominee must be an Officer for a Younger Member Forum in MLAB for the year the award is given.

Outstanding ASCE Life Member

  1. The nominee for this award shall be a Registered Professional Engineer and be a member of ASCE MLAB.
  2. This award is intended to recognize the current efforts of active Life Members who have contributed to the advancement of our Society and its members by devoted service to the Region, Section, Branch or Life Member Forum. 

Outstanding ASCE Faculty Advisor

  1. The nominee must be active with ASCE students at an ABET accredited Civil Engineering program in MLAB the spring of the year the award is given or the fall of the previous year. Nominee may be faculty member or a lecturer.

 Outstanding ASCE Practitioner Advisor

  1. The nominee must be active with ASCE Students in MLAB the spring of the year the award is given or the fall of the previous year.

 Outstanding Younger Civil Engineer

  1. Consideration shall be given to the Engineer that has exhibited professional achievement and has made significant impact to the field of civil engineering.  This impact may be through professional activities, ASCE involvement, research and innovative engineering solutions.
  2. This award is intended for individuals age 35 years or younger as of December 1 of the year of the award.
  3. The nominee for this award shall be a Registered Professional Engineer and be a member of ASCE MLAB.

 Excellence in Journalism

  1. The award is given on the basis of how well the individual  a) fairly covers all sides of the civil engineering project or issue; b) accurately describes the civil engineering project or issue; c) effectively explains how the project or outcome of the issue benefits the company or region; d) clearly shows the civil engineer’s role; e) includes the most knowledgeable civil engineering experts; and f) advances public knowledge and understanding of civil engineers, issues, and the  profession.
  2. Only reporters from general (nontrade) publications are eligible.  The publications must be regional or local.
  3. News stories must be published a) in English; and b) primarily in North America.
  4. If a story is co-authored, at least one writer must be a fulltime journalist.

 State Legislator of the Year

  1. The nominee must be a legislator representing the constituents of ASCE MLAB.

 Lifetime Achievement Award

  1. The nominee for this award shall be a Registered Professional Engineer and be a member of ASCE MLAB.

 Advocate in Infrastructure

  1. The nominee must be advocating infrastructure for the constituents of ASCE MLAB.

About ASCE MLAB

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 145,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society. The Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch (MLAB) is dedicated to serving its more than 3,000 members locally. MLAB's membership is the largest is the country and its breadth of engineering experience is demonstrated in the many volunteers who give their time and efforts to the betterment of the profession and the society.