The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Hawaii Section is pleased to announce the 2020 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award winners. The purpose of this award program is to recognize projects that demonstrate important outstanding civil engineering accomplishments by Hawaii’s design and construction professionals. To be eligible, projects were required to have been designed or constructed in Hawaii and completed within the last two years. Some of the key judging criteria included: Resourcefulness in identifying and solving design challenges; Contributions to the well-being of people and communities; Pioneering use of materials and construction methods; Inventive or new application of civil engineering technologies; Protection of and reducing impacts to natural resources; Beneficial effects of the project, including aesthetic value.

The following projects and project teams were honored and presented with awards at the ASCE Hawaii Section OCEA Awards Banquet, due to Covid restrictions held virtually on Thursday, September 24th, 2020. Congratulations to our winners!

2020 Winners 

2020 GRAND WINNER &
BEST LARGE PROJECT 
Hawaiki Submarine Cable and Kapolei Landing Station
Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii
Owner: Hawaiki Submarine Cable USA LLC 

BEST SMALL PROJECT 
Punaluu Beach Park Emergency Erosion Protection Design-Build
Punaluu, Oahu, Hawai’i 
Owner: City and County of Honolulu, Department of Design and Construction

BEST WATER/WASTEWATER/ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT 
County of Kauai Biosolids Management Plan
Kauai, Hawai’i 
Owner: County of Kauai, Wastewater Management Division

BEST STUDIES AND RESEARCH PROJECT 
Investigation of Cesspool Replacement Alternatives in Upcountry Maui
Maui, Hawai’i 
Owner: Hawaii Department of Health, Safe Drinking Water Branch
 
BEST SPECIAL PROJECT
Royal Hawaiian Groin Replacement 
Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
Owner: State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources


2020 Outstanding Civil Engineering Awards

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