Hawaii Section Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement

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 2023 Hawaii Section OCEA Grand Winner will be announced and the award presented to the project owner at the Hawaii Section Annual Banquet on September 21, 2023.

2023 Hawaii Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Awards - Award Nomination Categories:

Large Projects (> $10 M)

Medium Projects (< $10 M but > $2 M)

Small Projects (< $2 M)

Green/Sustainable Project

Transportation Project

Water/Wastewater/Environmental Project

Building & Structural Systems Project

Studies and Research Projects

Special Projects

Best Humanitarian Projects

​Best International Project

2023 OCEA Award Winners

Grand Winner &

Best Transportation Project:
Kapaa Stream Bridge and Kuhio Highway/Mailihuna Road Roundabout
Nominator: Jacobs Inc.
Owner: Federal Highway Administration, Central Federal Lands Highway Division

Best Studies and Research Project:
Future Stability & Adaptation Under Sea Level Rise at Hilo Breakwater:
A Numerical Assessment Utilizing Computational Fluid Dynamics
Nominator: Sea Engineering, Inc.
Owner: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Best Building/Structural Project:
Nominator: BASE
Owner: The Howard Hughes Corporation

Best Water/Wastewater/Environmental Project:
Wailuku-Kahului Wastewater Reclamation Facility, Facility Plan
Nominator: Kennedy Jenks
Owner: County of Maui, Wastewater Reclamation Division

Best Humanitarian Project:
Waiahole Potable Water System Emergency Repairs
Nominator: Okahara and Associates, Inc.
Owner: Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation

2022 Hale Kalele, Honolulu, Hawaii

2021 Opaekaa Bridge Repair/Rehabilitation, Wailua, Hawaii

​2020 Hawaiki Submarine Cable and Kapolei Landing Station, Kapolei, Hawaii

2019 Keauhou Beach Hotel and Site Demolition, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

2017 Ala Moana Wastewater Pump Station Force Mains #3 & #4, Honolulu, Hawaii

​2016 Pearl Harbor Channel Underwater Waterline Crossing

​2015 Stream Bank Bluff Protection and Stabilization at Riverside Apartments

2014 Hana Highway Route 360 Emergency Repairs

2012 Waimalu Sewer Rehabilitation/Reconstruction Phase 1 plus 4 other category 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 

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Outstanding Civil Engineering Awards