2014 Copyright ASCE Hawaii Section

2014 OCEA Awards

A great time was had by all at the 2014 ASCE Hawaii Section Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Awards banquet held at the HASR Bistro on September 27.  After attendees grooved to the nostalgic sound of the Band Groove and enjoyed a delicious dinner, Region 8 Director
Kristina Swallow kicked things off by installing the Hawaii Section 2014-2015 executive board comprised of: Immediate Past-President Brian Enomoto, President Glenn Miyasato, President-Elect Ben Rasa, Vice President Tim Goshi, Secretary Lara Karamatsu, Treasurer Eric Arakawa, and YMF President Puna Kaneakua. 
For the main event, the following seven projects were recognized for outstanding civil engineering achievement awards: Best Small Project:  Emergency Repairs of Ihiihiilauakea Bridge on Kalanianaole Hwy, Oahu, Hawaii Nominated by:  Bowers and Kubota Project Owner: The State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Highways Division
Best Humanitarian Project: Te'ekiu Disaster Shelter Project in Tonga Nominated by: Lyon Associates Inc. Project Owner: NAVFAC Pacific
Best Studies and Research Project: Hawaii State Historic Bridge Inventory and Evaluation Nominated by: MKE Associates LLC Project Owner: The State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Highways Division Best Green Project: University of Hawaii Warrior Recreation Center Nominated by: Wilson Okamoto Corporation Project Owner: University of Hawaii Best Transportation Project: Hana Highway Route 360 Emergency Repairs, Maui Nominated by: AECOM Project Owner: State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Highways Division Best Special Project: Manele Small Boat Harbor Tsunami Damage Response, Lanai
Nominated by: Bow Engineering & Development Inc Project Owner: State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources Best Large Project: The project name is the: Pacifica Honolulu Nominated by: Baldridge & Associates Structural Engineering Inc. Project Owner: Oliver McMillan After brief presentations of each project and introductions of the respective project teams, the Hawaii Section announced the Grand Award Winner to be the Hana Highway Route 360 Emergency Repairs.  As this year’s Hawaii Section OCEA Grand Award winner, this project will also be nominated for the ASCE Region 8 OCEA Award.

ASCE Hawaii Section/Walter Lum Scholarship This annual scholarship assists those with financial need to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering. The scholarship is for juniors and seniors enrolled in the College of Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa and majoring in Civil Engineering.  Preference is given to active UH-Manoa ASCE Student Chapter members and to those students who demonstrate financial need without other substantial financial assistance.  The scholarship is awarded by the ASCE Hawaii Section Scholarship Committee at the end of the Spring semester for use during the Fall semester.
The Scholarship was awarded at the ASCE Hawaii Section Dinner Meeting on April 19, 2012. 2012 Devin Lonso 2011 Regan Kobayashi
2010 Miranda Li and Michael Motoki
2009 Lori Higashi
2008 Bryan Lum and R.K. Jayanth Kumar
2007 Mason Suga and Sanjay Mahanty 2006 Amy Taniguchi
2005 Yuka Nishikawa and Gabriel Hovdey
2004 Jason Seidman
2003 Kason Pacheco
2002 Meris Ota
2001 Lori Nishida & Kristine Furukawa
2000 (not awarded)
1999 Jennifer Chang ASCE Hawaii Section Scholarship funded by ASCE Hawaii Section Scholarship Golf Tournament in Honor of Steve Fong 2012 ASCE Hawaii Student Chapter 2011 ASCE Hawaii Student Chapter
2010 ASCE Hawaii Student Chapter 2009 Kristin Au 2008 Ting Cheng Wen 2007 Jayson Tasaka 2006 Mason Suga 2005 Brian Campbell 2004 Bessie Tran 2003 Bryan Lum ASCE Hawaii Section Student Chapter Service Award These awards are presented by the ASCE Hawaii Section to acknowledge the service the honorees have provided to the ASCE Student Chapter. 2012 Sean Cagadas and Shane McMonagle (non-officer) 2011 Alicia Nakano and Benjie Bantangan 2010 Lori Higashi and Albert Caarang 2009 Jessica Agsalda - Student Chapter President 2008-2009 and Eric Tomishima - Steel Bridge Team Captain 2008 Karen Chongue and Denise Nakamura 2007 Travis Nishino and Yumiko Heltzel 2006 Zachary Thielen and Juanita Wolfgramm Hawaii Section Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award Nominations for ASCE Hawaii Section OCEA Award    
The ASCE Hawaii Section annually recognizes an exemplary civil engineering project as the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA).  This prestigious award recognizes the project that best illustrates superior civil engineering skills and represents a significant contribution to civil engineering progress and society.
The 2012 Hawaii Section OCEA Award winner will be announced and the award presented to the project owner at the Hawaii Section Annual Banquet on October 25, 2012 at the Pacific Aviation Museum.  2011 Hawaii Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Awards - AnnouncementAward Nomination Categories: Large Projects (> $10 M) Medium Projects (< $10 M but > $2 M) Small Projects (< $2 M) Green Building Project International Project Transportation Project Water/Wastewater/Environmental Project Building/Technology/Structural Systems Project Studies and Research Projects Special Projects   2011 Wana’ao Road and Keolu Drive Reconstructed Sewer Project plus one other category project 2010 Hurricane and Wind Design Standards plus 4 other category  projects 2009 Saddle Road Hawaii Project plus 5 other category projects 2008 Kaumalapau Harbor Breakwater Repair, Lanai, Hawaii Award of Merit: Palau Compact Road, Babeldaob, Republic of Palau 2007 Navy Water Treatment Plant Upgrade on Guam 2006 Design/Build AEF FOL Aircraft Maintenance Hangar 2005 Air Force MILCON Program to Repair Airfield Pavement, Wharf and Facilities at Wake Island 2005 Kalanianaole Highway Emergency Landslide Repairs at Castle Junction, Kailua, Hawaii 2004 Sewer Outfall Extension at Fort Kamehameha, Pearl Harbor Awardof Merit - Emergency Repair for Waipahu Pump Station, Waipahu 2003 Emergency By-Pass Water Tunnel, Hamakua Island of Hawaii (2004 National OCEA Finalist) Award of Merit - FY01 MCON Project P-491, Sewer Force Main - Ford Island to Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard  2002 55-inch HOST Park Seawater Supply System (2003 National OCEA Finalist) Award of Merit - Hart Street Wastewater Pump Station Force Main Replacement  2001 Nimitz Highway Reconstructed Sewer  Award of Merit - Replacement of Keaiwa Stream Bridge on Mamalahoa Highway  2000 Emergency Rockfall Remediation of Kamehameha Highway at Waimea Bay  1999 Aiea Heights Bridge Lengthening  1998 Admiral Clarey Bridge (1999 National OCEA Award of Merit) 1997 Interstate Route H-3 (1998 National OCEA Winner) 1996 Nimitz Highway Relief Sewer Project  1994 University of Hawaii Special Events Arena  1993 Wailupe Reconstructed Sewer Project  1991 Sewer Tunnel Relief Project  1990 Hawaii Deep Water Cable Program  1989 Laupahoehoe Harbor  1988 Hawaii Science and Technology Park and Seacoast Test Facility  1987 Keehi Interchange, H-1 Freeway  1986 Mililani Granular Activated Carbon Treatment Plant  1985 Kahuku Shrimp Farm Project  1984 OTEC Cold Water Pipe Test  1978 Reef Runway, Honolulu International Airport  National ASCE Awards 2006 Region 8 & 9 Outstanding Section and Branch Web Award 2006 Region 8 & 9 Outstanding Section and Branch Web Award for Small Sections 2005 Zone IV Citizen Engineer Award - Mr. Owen Miyamoto 2004 Zone IV Outstanding Section Award for Large Sections 2004 National Outstanding Section and Branch Web Site Award for Large Sections  2003 National Outstanding Section and Branch Web Site Award for Large Sections 2003 Zone IV Outstanding Section Award for Large Sections 2002 Zone IV Outstanding Section Award for Large Sections 2002 History and Heritage Citation 2001 Zone IV Outstanding Section Award for Large Sections 2000 Faculty Advisor Reward - Dr. Craig Newtson Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by the Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies during Engineers' Week 2012 Lawrence S. Agena, P.E. M.ASCE 2010 Manabu Tagomori, P.E., F.ASCE 2008 James K. Honke, P.E., M.ASCE 2006 C.Dudley Pratt, Jr., P.E., Hon.M.ASCE 2005 Stanley K. Kawaguchi 2004 Ted S. Kawahigashi  2001 Robert T. Chuck 1998 Dr. Arthur Chiu Hawaii Engineer of the Year
Presented by the Hawaii Society of Professional Engineers during Engineers' Week 2011 Dr Sheryl Nojima, P.E., M.ASCE 2010 Dr. James Kwong, P.E., M.ASCE 2008 Masanobu R. Fujioka, P.E., M.ASCE 2007 Ken K. Hayashida, P.E., M.ASCE 2005 Robert Y. Akinaka 2003 Wallace S. Miyahira 2002 Wesley R. Segawa 2001 Lester H. Fukuda 1997 Michael Matsumoto 1995 Stanley Kawaguchi 1994 Richard Elstner 1993 Dr. Harold Hamada 1991 Owen Miyamoto 1990 Dr. Michael Chun 1989 Dr. Arthur Chiu 1988 George Nishimura 1987 Ben Taguchi 1984 C. Dudley Pratt, Jr. 1982 Donald Austin 1981 Sam Hirota 1978 Arthur Akinaka 1977 Kazu Hayashida 1975 Walter Lum 1974 Edward Hirata 1972 Dr. Fujio Matsuda 1971 Dr. Albert Tom 1969 Alfred Yee 1967 Robert Belt 1966 Robert Chuck 1964 Frank Sunn 1962 H.A.R. Austin Hawaii Young Engineer of the Year Presented by the Hawaii Society of Professional Engineers during Engineers' Week 2012 Timothy Lum Yee, P.E. M.ASCE 2011 Dawn B Szewczyk, P.E., M. ASCE 2010 Florence Marcelo Ching, P.E., M.ASCE 2008 Paulette B.L. Ujimori, P.E., AM.ASCE 2006 Jeff Kalani, P.E., M.ASCE 2005 John Katahira, P.E., M.ASCE 2004 Lorna K.F.L. Heller, P.E., M.ASCE 2002 Tony Lau, P.E., M.ASCE 2001 Brennon T. Morioka, Ph.D., P.E., AM.ASCE 1999 Jadine Urasaki, P.E., M.ASCE 1997 Robin Lim 1994 Stacey Kimura 1993 Kenneth Fan 1998 Captain Michael Nii 1986 Wesley Segawa