2019 Copyright ASCE Hawaii Section

2019 Outstanding Civil Engineering Awards

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Hawaii Section is pleased to announce the 2019 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, held at The Kahala Hotel & Resort on Thursday, September 26th, 2019. Congratulations to our winners!

2019 Winners 

2019 GRAND WINNER &
BEST SPECIAL PROJECT 
Keauhou Beach Hotel and Site Demolition 
Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i 
Owner: Kamehameha Schools 

BEST LARGE PROJECT 
Ae‘o 
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawai’i 
Owner: The Howard Hughes Corporation   

BEST BUILDING AND STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS PROJECT 
Espacio the Jewel of Waikiki  
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawai’i 
Owner: Kowa Waikiki LLC/ Kowa Company, Ltd. 

BEST TRANSPORTATION PROJECT 
ConRAC Facility, Kahului Airport  
Kahului, Maui, Hawai’i 
Owner: State of Hawaii Dept. of Transportation-Airports Div. 
 
BEST STUDIES AND RESEARCH PROJECT 
Hydrodynamic Study of Saipan Lagoon  
Saipan, CNMI 
Owner: Saipan Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality, 
Division of Coastal Resource Management