The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Hawaii Section is pleased to announce the 2021 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 30th, 2021. Congratulations to our winners!
2021 OCEA Award Winners
GRAND WINNER &
BEST BUILDING AND STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS PROJECT
Opaekaa Bridge Repair/Rehabilitation
Owner: County of Kauai, Department of Public Works
Designer: KAI Hawaii, Inc.
Contractor: Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company
BEST LARGE PROJECT
Lahaina Waste Water Reclamation Facility Stage 1A Improvements
Owner: County of Maui, Department of Environmental Management
Designer: Jacobs Engineering Group
Contractor: Kiewit Infrastructure Group
BEST WATER/WASTEWATER/ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT
Waianae WWTP Digester Rehab & Biosolids Management Project
Owner: City and County of Honolulu
Designer: Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Inc.
Contractor: Oceanic Construction & Hensel Phelps
BEST INTERNATIONAL PROJECT
The Tsubaki Tower
Owner: PHR Ken Micronesia Inc.
Contractor: PHR Ken Micronesia Inc. & Asanuma Corp.
BEST HUMANITARIAN PROJECT
Koae Workforce Housing Development
Owner: Mark Development, Inc.
Designer: Bow Engineering & Development, Inc.
Contractor: Goodfellow Brothers, Inc.
BEST STUDIES AND RESEARCH PROJECT
Hawaii Cesspool Conversion Technologies and Finance Research
Owner: State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Wastewater Branch
Designer: Carollo Engineers, Inc.
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