Project of the Year:
The project of the year is the NC State Harrelson Hall Demolition and Pedestrian Plaza Construction Project. Kimley-Horn was contracted as the prime consultant providing civil, landscape architecture, structural, and traffic consulting services. The sub consultants were Stanford-White and Terracon who provided electrical and industrial hygiene services, respectively. The demolition of the four-story reinforced concrete NC State landmark required significant hazardous material abatement, structural demolition, and the construction of the new pedestrian plaza reusing 100 limestone panel facades for paver transitions, landscape features, and seat walls. The project was completed both on schedule and 15% below the appropriated construction budget. The project additionally met and beat their sustainability goal of diverting at least 90% of the project materials from a landfill by successfully diverting 95%.
Young Engineer of the Year:
The young engineer of the year is Mark Koegel from Kleinfelder. Mark has been an active member in the Eastern Branch since September 2013 and is an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame. At Kleinfelder Mark is consistently recognized as a detailed oriented engineer who strives to provide quality deliverables. Clients look to Mark for both his excellent service and his sound engineering judgement. These traits allow Mark to effectively provide mentorship and help provide career guidance to staff. Mark is also a volunteer for the Ronald McDonald House and contributes frequently to serving the local community of Durham.
Student Chapter Member of the Year:
The Student Chapter Member of the Year is Shawnak Doshi. Shawnak has been an active member of ASCE since 2014 and is currently the 2017-2018 Student Chapter President for NC State University. In addition to serving as president Shawnak has held multiple officer positions and has operated as the concrete canoe captain for the past two years. Quoting his student chapter advisor "His commitment and excitement for ASCE is inspiring, and he has welcomed the opportunities to lead efforts in the service of others. Through these experiences, Shawnak has honed his own leadership skills which will only improve his future success within the engineering profession."