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Iowa Section Recognition Awards

Recognition Awards

Every year, Iowa Section members are encouraged to nominate fellow members and projects for the awards showcased to the right.  Nominations are due August 1 and announced and presented at the annual meeting in September. Nomination forms are available in both Microsoft Word format and as an online form below.  Please contact Brian Boelk, P.E. with any questions about eligibility or the nomination process.  Thank you to all of the outstanding past award recipients who are going above and beyond on a daily basis to advance the civil engineering profession.


2018 Iowa Section Nomination Forms


Iowa Section Award

(Microsoft Word) (Online Form)


Associate Member of the Year

(Microsoft Word) (Online Form)


Outstanding Government Civil Engineer

(Microsoft Word) (Online Form)


Outstanding Civil Engineer

(Microsoft Word) (Online Form)


Outstanding Civil Engineering Project Achievement

(Microsoft Word) (Online Form)


2017 Region 7 Nomination Forms


Outstanding Younger Member


Outstanding Faculty/Practitioner Advisor


Lifetime Achievement

Iowa Section Award

Special attention should be granted to the Iowa Section Award as it is the highest award given to an individual by the Iowa Section of ASCE.  It is given to an engineer who has made outstanding contributions to his or her profession, public welfare and/or mankind.  It is only awarded once every three years and is a high honor.  Congratulations Rick Fosse on receiving this distinction and thank you for your service. 


Next awarded in 2021.

2018 Recipient: Rick Fosse, P.E.

Associate Member of the Year

This recognition is awarded annually to member of the Iowa Section of ASCE who:

a. is less than 35 years of age on June 1 of the year of the award

b. and who has been an Associate Member for at least three years

c. and who is judged to have attained significant professional achievement, by the degree to which the candidate has shown:

i.  Service to the advancement of the profession

ii.  Evidence of technical competence, high character and integrity

iii.  Leadership in the development of younger member attitudes towards the profession

iv.  Contributions to public service outside of their professional career

v.  Other evidence of merit which has advanced the objectives

2018 Recipient: Nick Hussey, P.E.

Outstanding Government Civil Engineer

This recognition is awarded to recognize significant contributions in Public Service Engineering, to a candidate who:

a.  is a public agency engineer

b.  is a registered member of the American Society of Civil Engineers

c.  is a citizen of the United States

d.  and meets the following criteria:

i. Sustained outstanding civil engineering performance in the public sector.

ii.  Evidence of high character and professional integrity.

iii.  Civic and humanitarian activities and community service.

iv.  Minimum of 15 years of public service as a civil engineer of which at least five must be at a senior administrative level.

2018 Recipient: Mark Mueller, P.E.

Outstanding Civil Engineer

Awarded annually to a Member or Fellow (excluding Honorary Members) of the Iowa Section ASCE who is judged to have contributed substantially to the status of the engineering profession by:

a.  An established reputation for profession service, with exemplary professional conduct in a specific outstanding instance.

b.  Significant and lasting achievement in improving employment conditions under which civil engineers serve in public and private practice.

c.  Significant contribution toward improving the professional aspects of civil engineering education.

d.  Professional guidance of qualified young people who seek civil engineering as a career; and professional development of young civil engineers in the formative stage of their career. 

e.  Other evidence of merit by which the candidate has advanced the Society's objectives.

2018 Recipient: Chris Bauer, P.E.
Photo: Robert Bauer accepting the award on behalf of Chris

Outstanding Civil Engineering Project Achievement

Awarded annually, to both the engineers and owners, for a project built within the geographic limits of the Iowa Section ASCE.  Given for the achievement - not to an individual - so that the many engineers who worked on the project are collectively recognized for their contributions.
2018 Recipient: Grand Avenue Bridge, City of Des Moines and Stanley Consultants, Inc.