2015 Copyright ASCE Hawaii Section

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.

2014 Outstanding Civil Engineering Awards