Patrick Allin |
Kenneth E. Atkins |
Jeff Bedey |
Mike Betz |
Alex Cartwright |
Lou Coletti |
Gary LaBarbera |
Joshua David |
Gregory Deierlein |
Daniel Groves |
John R. Hillman |
G.T. Ju |
J. Mark Loizeaux |
Ray Mangrum |
Jason Oglesbee |
Steve Peet |
Don Rasmussen |
Aviad Shapira |
Sam Sleiman |
Fritz Steiner |
Merdith 'Bo' Temple |
Evan Thomas |
Jeff Wagner |
Omar Waqfi |
Tom Weise |
Many people serve to improve the construction industry every day. And each year, for 45 years, the editors of ENR have reviewed the stories they have written during the year and selected people featured in them for special recognition. They are chosen for delivering innovations, achievements and services that advance the construction industry. Additionally, each year one of them is honored with or our top award, the Award of Excellence.
| Patrick Allin
Allin put prior consulting and management experience to work to tranform the time-consuming business of bank draws and lien waivers into a smooth, secure, digital process
| Kenneth E. Atkins
Former Corps engineer Atkins revamped a road-building program mired in delays, bringing work to local firms and helping a fast-growing community upgrade its infrastructure.
| Jeff Bedey
New construction methods Bedey put to work accelerated the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers program to restore and improve New Orleans storm-surge defenses.
| Mike Betz
Betz led the Caterpillar Inc. engineering team that researched and developed the first mass-produced, diesel-electric bulldozer, a 10-year project that resulted in about 100 new patents.
| Alex Cartwright
A civil engineer, Cartwright’s longtime interest in mechanical engineering helped him personally design a new-generation, columnplunging frame.
| Lou Coletti and Gary LaBarbera
Amid a recession that was crippling construction in New York, Coletti and LaBarbera brokered a deal that has created or saved more than 25,000 jobs.
| Joshua David
Hero of Manhattan’s High Line, David helped save an old rail trestle, setting the stage for a city park and catalyzing an ailing district’s renewal.
| Gregory Deierlein
Following successful tests on a rocking frame, Deierlein is working on developing a design method so that engineers can use the build-for-repair system.
| Daniel Groves
National labor supply and demand forecasting model will improve efficiency and effectiveness in labor utilization and overall project execution.
| John R. Hillman
Bridge engineer created a hybrid of conventional materials and composites that can create long-lasting, noncorrosive bridges that carry heavy loads.
Subsea engineer’s design makes deepwater development work through seabed separation of oil and gas, limiting the number of risers to the surface.
| J. Mark Loizeaux
Loizeaux’s experience, expertise and dedication to safety led to the successful controlled demolition of a faulty Texas tower.
| Ray Mangrum
Waste-management expert Mangrum guides a landmark riverbed PCB cleanup using a unique combination of technologies that saves time and money.
| Jason Oglesbee
“You don’t have to worry. I won’t let you go,” said the construction worker to the woman trapped in whitewater as he drew her to safety.
| Steve Peet
Airport investor overcame hurdles through innovative financing to bring nation’s first privately built greenfield airport to completion in Missouri.
| Don Rasmussen
Rasmussen’s joint-venture design-build team of three partners and six design firms conceived and executed the innovative reconstruction of a deteriorating highway through St. Louis’ heart.
| Aviad Shapira
Produced under a grant from the National Insurance Institute of Israel, Shapira’s research ranks 13 top risks around tower cranes, whose surge in accidents has rocked josbites around the world.
| Sam Sleiman
Massport’s director of capital programs pushed hard, convincing FAA officials to allow using warm-mix asphalt to pave a Logan airport runway.
| Fritz Steiner
Steiner is credited with inspirational leadership and consensus-building that produced the first rating system for sustainable landscapes.
| Merdith "Bo" Temple
Temple led application of MILCON Transformation that is helping the Corps meet $73-billion demand for construction over seven years.
| Evan Thomas
Only 26, this Ph.D. engineer is the catalyst for a venture that blends third-world infrastructure building with real-world business enterprise.
| Jeff Wagner
By flawlessly managing construction of the most innovative little theater just about anywhere, Wagner brought in the difficult project on budget and a month early.
| Omar Waqfi
The Web-based Masdar City master specification, the vision of Waqfi, encourages best practices in sustainable design, construction and operations.
| Tom Weise
Building a program for kids in Junior Achievement to experience construction careers, for the first time nationally, has been Weise’s