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Construction Industry Groups Announce Recipients of Major Awards for 2013

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The Beavers, a national heavy-construction group based in Los Altos, Calif., has named four executives to receive 2013 Golden Beaver awards on Jan. 18 in Los Angeles. The management award recipient is Henry J. Massman, who has led Massman Construction Co. as CEO for 23 years. The supervision award winner is Michael D. Flowers, CEO of American Bridge Co. and project director of the joint venture building the San Francisco-Oakland Bay bridge, set to be the world's largest self-anchored suspension span. Cited for engineering is Edward J. Cording, civil engineering emeritus professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a 45-year geotechnical consultant on complex underground projects. Recognized for service and supply is Larry Bonine, founder of project management consultant Pinnacle Leadership Group Inc. and former Arizona Dept. of Transportation director. Go to for more information.

The Moles, a Woodcliff Lake, N.J., national heavy-construction group, also has announced its 2013 outstanding achievement awards, set for Jan. 23 in New York City. Named as the non-member recipient is Bruce E. Grewcock, president and CEO of Kiewit Corp., which ranks third on ENR's list of the Top 400 Contractors. The member to be recognized, posthumously, is Stephen J. Barlow, the former president of J.F. White Contracting Co. who directed many of its large projects. Barlow, who died of cancer in August, was also the Moles' immediate past president. Accepting for him will be his son, Joshua Barlow. Go to for more information.

Set to receive the 2013 Golden Eagle awards on March 27 in North Bethesda, Md., from the Society of American Military Engineers are U.S. Army Col. (Ret.) James L. Lammie, for outstanding contribution to engineering, and Army Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Daniel W. Christman, for contribution to national security. Lammie, a 21-year Army veteran, was president and CEO of Parsons Brinckerhoff and chairman of the U.S. Military Academy's Civil Engineering Advisory Board. Last month, he received the National Academy of Construction's second annual Ted C. Kennedy award. Christman, a former academy superintendent and assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, now is senior counselor to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on national security and global issues. More details are at

The American Society of Civil Engineers will honor seven executives for their contributions to key areas of engineering and construction at its Outstanding Projects and Leaders awards on March 21 in Arlington, Va. They are: Robert E. Alger, president and CEO of The Lane Construction Corp. and a former president of ASCE's Construction Institute, in the area of construction; Charles C. Ladd III, professor emeritus of civil-environmental engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a consulting engineer, in education; U.S. Navy Vice Adm. (Ret.) Michael K. Loose, former commander of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command and now a senior vice president at Parsons Corp., in the management category; U.S. Army Major Gen. Merdith W.B. "Bo" Temple, acting commander of the Corps of Engineers, in government; and Charles H. Thornton, founding principal and former co-chairman of Thornton Tomasetti and ACE Mentor Program founder, in the area of design. Sreenivas Alampalli, director of the New York Dept. of Transportation's Bridge Evaluation Services Bureau, will receive ASCE's Henry L. Michel award in research; HC Bridge Co. LLC, developer of a hybrid-composite beam, will receive the Charles Pankow innovation award. Go to for more information.


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