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Annual Engineer's Week Awards Banquet

  • 18 Feb 2012
  • 5:30 PM
  • Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania, 337 Fourth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222


  • (valid student ID must be presented)
  • Available for honoree (plus one guest)

Registration is closed
Registration closes Friday, February 10! 

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Please join us at the Engineer’s Society of Western Pennsylvania on Saturday, February 18, 2012 for the E-Week Annual Awards Banquet with keynote speaker Renee Piechocki, director of Pittsburgh’s Office of Public Art.  Ms. Piechocki will give a presentation on public art projects that were created by artists in collaboration with engineers and other design professionals.  In addition, she will discuss how these professionals can build relationships and foster great civic designs.  

The following ASCE Pittsburgh Section 2011 Award Winners will be honored for their achievements:
  • Civil Engineer of the Year
        M. Patrick Kane, P.E.

  • Young Civil Engineer of the Year
         Melissa M. Fontanese, E.I.T.

  • Civil Engineering Achievement Award
         Pennsylvania Turnpike Reconstruction from Irwin  to New Stanton

  • Professor of the Year
         Daniel Budny, Ph.D, P.E.

  • Service to People Award
         Robert Stachel, P.E.

  • Employer Recognition Award
         Buchart Horn, Inc.

  • Journalism Award
         Kate Luce Angell

  • Distinguished Civil Engineer Award
         Uzair (Sam) Shamsi, Ph.D, P.E., GISP

  • Government Engineer of the Year Award
         James W. Pillsbury, P.E.

  • Award of Merit
         Grove City Borough Wastewater Treatment Plant Rehabilitation Project

  • American Bridge Leadership Award Finalists
    • Brian Ditzler
    • Lauren Dziagwa
    • Matthew Hansen

Keynote Speaker

Renee Piechocki is an artist and public art consultant.  She is the founding director of Pittsburgh’s Office of Public Art, a partnership of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and the Department of City Planning, which provides technical assistance and educational programs to the public and private sectors in Pittsburgh.  She has worked on a diverse range of public art management and policy projects including the Anne Katharine Seamans Memorial at the Walled Garden in Mellon Park; the Market Street lighting project in Downtown, the pedestrian bridge connects Shadyside and East Liberty at the intersection of Ellsworth Avenue and Spahr Street, the conservation and relocation of the Romare Bearden mural in the Gateway Center T Station, and the creation of a gift and deaccessioning policy for the Pittsburgh International Airport.  

Her public art publications include “Beyond the Ribbon Cutting: Education and Programming Strategies for Public Art Projects and Programs” in Public Art by the Book, edited by Barbara Goldstein; the Pittsburgh Art in Public Places: Downtown Walking Tour; and the Pittsburgh Art in Public Places: Oakland Walking Tour.    

Renee Piechocki was born in Queens, New York and grew up in Long Island.  She received her BA in Studio Art and Honors Program from Hunter College of the City University of New York.  


5:30 pm – Social Hour
6:30 pm – Keynote Speaker
7:00 pm – Dinner
8:00 pm – Award Presentations

Dinner Selections

  • Chicken Caprese
         Grape Tomato, Spinach, Garlic, and Melted Buffalo Mozzarella

  • Horseradish Crusted Salmon
         with Scallions and Honey Mustard Sauce

  • Filet Mignon Medallions
         Topped with Artichoke Hearts

  • Vegetarian                                                                        

Other Details:

  • Please register by February  10, 2012.  Significant other and guests are welcome and encourage to attend!

  • Registration Costs: Member - $50; Non-Member - $75; Student - $25

  • Dress code is business casual

  • Your firm or organization is invited to share the spotlight with a $250 gold level sponsorship (includes one admission) or a $500 platinum level sponsorship (includes two admissions)

  • Along with or in lieu of a sponsorship, you may wish to donate one or more door prizes and receive company name recognition in the program.

Sponsorships and door prize donations: please contact Colleen Elliott of ARCADIS-Malcolm Pirnie, ASCE Program Chair, colleen.elliott@arcadis-us.com, (412) 614-9934, by February 10, 2012, for program recognition and to coordinate mailing/pickup of your check or prize.  Your contribution of an event sponsorship, cocktail hour sponsorship, or prize donation will enable us to make these ASCE events sustainable and also give back to our members and local students chapters.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please register online.
  If you are a dues-paying member of the Pittsburgh Section, you can receive the members-only rate by logging in to the website with your e-mail address.  Online payment via PayPal is available; you may pay with a credit card or through your PayPal account.  You may pay at the door via cash or check made payable to ASCE Pittsburgh Section, however you must register online.

Should you require assistance with online registration and/or payment, please contact Melissa Fontanese, Webmaster, via e-mail or at (412) 922-4440 x103.

The event charge is transferable but NOT refundable.  No-shows will be billed.
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