The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Hawaii Section is pleased to announce the 2022 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, 2022. Congratulations to our winners!

2022 OCEA Award Winners

Grand Winner &
Best Building/Structural Project: Hale Kalele 
Owner: Kobayashi Group 
Designer: BASE 
Contractor: Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc. 

Best Large Project:
Awa Street Wastewater Pump Station Force Main and Sewer System Improvements 
Owner: City and County of Honolulu Dept. of Environmental Services 
Designer: Okahara and Associates, Inc. 
Contractor: Frank V. Coluccio Construction Co., Inc. 

Best Medium Project:
Sand Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Outfall Shore Protection 
Owner: City and County of Honolulu Dept. of Environmental Services 
Designers: SSFM International, Inc. (Prime), Sea Engineering. Inc. (Coastal Engineering Subconsultant) 
Contractor: Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc. 

Best Small Project: Waimea Wastewater Treatment Plant R-1 Process Optimization 
Owner: County of Kauai Wastewater Management Division 
Designer: Kennedy Jenks 

Best Water/Wastewater/Environmental Project: SY-001 Wastewater Pump Station at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam 
Owner: NAVFAC Hawaii 
Designer: HDR 
Contractor: Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. 

Best Special Project: Ala Moana Wastewater Pump Station Upgrade 
Owner: City and County of Honolulu Dept. of Environmental Services  
Designer: Brown and Caldwell 
Contractor: Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc. 

Best Green/Sustainable/Envision Project: 806 Iwilei Affordable Housing and Resource Center 
Owner: City and County of Honolulu Dept. of Land Management 
Designer: G70 
Contractor: Allied Builders 

​Best International Project: Wave One 
Owner: Wave Infratech 
Designer: BASE 
Contractor: Leighton-INFRA 13 Joint Venture 

​Best Humanitarian Project: Koko Crater Stairs 
Owner: City and County of Honolulu Dept. of Parks 
and Recreation 
Designer: Enginuity Engineering Solutions 
Contractor/Builder: Kokonut Koalition 

2022 Outstanding Civil Engineering Awards

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