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Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Finalists Announced
December 22, 2009

The five finalists for the 2010 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) award have been announced by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Established in 1960, the OCEA program recognizes projects for their contribution to the well-being of people and communities, their resourcefulness in planning and design challenges, and their innovative use of materials and techniques. Selected from a group of 28 entries, the 2010 finalists are:

  • Arrowhead Tunnels Project — Inland Feeder Program, San Bernardino, Calif.
  • Concordia University Wisconsin Lakeshore Environmental Enhancement and Education Project, Mequon, Wis.
  • Sound Transit Central Link Light Rail: Section 710 Beacon Hill Station and Tunnels, Seattle, Wash.
  • Sutong Bridge, Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Utah State Capitol Seismic Base Isolation and Restoration, Salt Lake City, Utah

The OCEA award winner will be announced on March 25th, 2010 during ASCE’s annual Outstanding Projects and Leaders Awards (OPAL) Gala in Washington, D.C. Also recognized during the event will be the five OPAL Award honorees (one each for construction, design, education, government and management), the Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research winner and the Charles Pankow Award for Innovation winner.

Additional information on the OCEA Award program and the OPAL Awards Gala can be found at the OPAL Web site. For information on finalists, please contact Leikny Johnson at

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