ASCE San Diego Section Awards

The 2018 ASCE San Diego Section Project Awards nomination period is now open. To make a nomination, click on the link titled "Project Award Nomination Form" to the right of this screen. The San Diego Section Project Awards Banquet will be held in the Spring of 2018. Further details on this event will be announced soon.

The San Diego Section Outstanding Project Awards are presented by the San Diego Section of ASCE to projects that demonstrate the greatest engineering skills and represents the greatest contribution to civil engineering progress and to society.  Awards will be given to projects of significance for their particular category of civil engineering. The categories are listed below.  The Awards honor the outstanding work of the many engineers who have contributed to the project. These Awards are selected from nominations made by the Branches, Younger Member Forum, Life Member Forum, Technical Groups, Committees, and individual members.  All nominations should be coordinated with the local Branch in which the person is a member or where the project is located. The San Diego Section Award Categories have been aligned with the Region 9 Award Categories. All San Diego Sectino Award recipients, both Projects and Individuals, will be the official nominees for a Region 9 Award, and will be automatically forwarded to the Region 9 Awards Committee for consideration of a Region 9 Award to be presented in the following calendar year.

Judging is conducted by a jury comprised of Past Presidents of the Section, Life Members, individuals selected by the Section Vice President, and/or Executive Section Board members. The Awards are made by action of the Section Executive Board upon recommendation of the jury. Any recommendation to the Board must be supported by a majority vote of the jury. The Executive Section Board determines eligibility of projects other than those fitting the specific categories as listed in the “Project Categories and Qualifications” section.

Awards recognizing the outstanding achievement are given by the Section for indoor display. The Section will provide two identical awards for each winning project: one for the Owner and one for the designated firm/agency.  Additional awards may be purchased upon request and will be delivered after the awards event.

The award categories are as follows:

Project Award Categories

Outstanding Airports and Ports Project
Outstanding Architectural Engineering Project
Outstanding Bikeways and Trails Project
Outstanding Bridge Project
Outstanding Community Improvement Project
Outstanding Construction Project
Outstanding Energy Project
Outstanding Environmental Engineering Project
Outstanding Flood Management Project
Outstanding Geotechnical Project
Outstanding Historical Renovation Project
Outstanding Parks and Recreation Project
Outstanding Roadway and Highway Project
Outstanding Small Project
Outstanding Structural Engineering Project
Outstanding Sustainable Engineering Project
Outstanding Transportation Project
Outstanding Urban or Land Development Project
Outstanding Water Project
Outstanding Water/Wastewater Treatment Project


Individual Award Categories

Excellence in Journalism
Lifetime Achievement Award
Outstanding ASCE Branch Officer
Outstanding ASCE Faculty Advisor
Outstanding ASCE Life Member
Outstanding ASCE Practitioner Advisor
Outstanding ASCE Section Officer
Outstanding Civil Engineer in Community Service
Outstanding Civil Engineer in Legislative Activities
Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Private Sector
Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Public Sector
Outstanding Civil Engineering Student
Outstanding YMF Officer
Outstanding Younger Civil Engineer
State Legislator of the Year