2021 Awards Winners

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2021 Award Winners have been selected:

Civil Engineer of the Year
For Demonstrated Leadership Potential in and for Significant Contributions To Private Sector Engineering
Peter G. Wallers, P.E., CFM – Engineering Enterprises, Inc.

Young Civil Engineer of the Year
For Demonstrated Leadership Potential in and for Significant Contributions To Private Sector Engineering
Irsilia Colletti, P.E., S.E. – HNTB

Government Civil Engineer of the Year
For Significant Contributions to Public Sector Engineering
Sarah Hunn, P.E., CFM – DuPage County

Young Government Civil Engineer of the Year
For Demonstrated Leadership Potential in and for Significant Contributions To Public Sector Engineering
Fawad Aqueel, P.E., PTOE – Illinois DOT

Citizen Engineer of the Year
For Volunteer Efforts That Have Made A Positive Impact and Overall Contribution To The Betterment Of Our World
Soliman Khudeira, Ph.D., S.E., P.E. – Chicago DOT

Construction Engineering Person of the Year
For Professional Accomplishments and Unique Contributions to the Civil Engineering and Construction Profession and Community in Private or Public Sector.
Hossein Ataei, Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng., F.ASCE – University of Illinois, Chicago

Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement
For an Engineering Project in The Chicagoland Area that Demonstrates the Greatest Engineering Skills and Represents the Greatest Contribution to Civil Engineering Progress and Mankind

(Under $10 Million)
City of Wood Dale – Ward 2 & 3 Stormwater Improvements
Robinson Engineering, Ltd.
Benchmark Construction, Co., Inc. (General Contractor)

($25 – $100 Million)
Chicago Department of Transportation – Lakefront Trail Pedestrian Bridge
HNTB Corporation

(Over $100 Million)
Chicago Department of Aviation – Chicago O’Hare International Airport Runway 9C-27C
HNTB Corporation (Lead Design Engineer)
Milhouse Engineering & Construction (Lead Utility Engineer)
WSP USA (Construction Manager)
DMJM Aviation Partners (joint venture) (Program Manager)

Sustainability in Civil Engineering Achievement
For Creativity in the Form of Innovative Sustainability
Illinois Tollway – Aurora (M-8) Maintenance Facility
Environmental Design International, Inc. (Prime Design Firm)
The Roderick Group (d/b/a Ardmore Roderick) (Prime Construction Management Firm)
W.E. O’Neil Construction Co. (Prime Contractor)

Private Sector Employer Recognition
To Publicly Reward Employers for Exemplary Employee Support
Gannett Fleming, Inc.