The Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research was es
tablished in 1996 in honor of Henry L. Michel, Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Civil Engineering Forum for Innovation (CEFI), formerly the Civil Engineering Research Foundation. The annual award recognizes and acknowledges leaders of the design and construction industry whose dedication and aggressive vision have provided cornerstones for improving the quality of people's lives around the world through research in the design and construction industry. The Henry L. Michel Award is presented during ASCE’s OPAL Awards Gala held each spring in the Washington, D.C. area.
CRITERIA FOR THE HENRY L. MICHEL AWARD FOR INDUSTRY ADVANCEMENT OF RESEARCH
- The Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research is to be made annually, if a suitable candidate is identified who has demonstrated a commitment to increase the awareness and participation of the design and construction industry in research and innovation advancement.
- The individual nominated must be a true visionary whose work has had an impact on and influenced research and innovation in the design, construction, and environmental community. Past contributions may be considered along with the nominee’s potential for advancing the industry in the future. (The candidate’s future potential may be given as much weight as past accomplishments.)
- The individual nominated may represent the private, academic, or government sector.
- The criteria for candidate selection goes beyond name recognition and reputation.
- No more than one award may be given in any year.
- Current ASCE staff is not eligible for nomination.
>> Download the Official Nomination Form Here
>> All entries must be received by October 1
All entries will be reviewed and the winner will be selected by a jury of design and construction industry leaders from academic, corporate, and government communities, as well as associated media.
PAST AWARD WINNERS
Vice Adm. Michael K. Loose, P.E., M.ASCE
LTG Carl A. Strock, P.E., M.ASCE, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Norbert W. Young, Jr.
James M. Glymph, FAIA
Gehry Technologies, Inc.
Dr. William J. Mitchell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Toshiaki Fujimori
Executive Officer/Director, Shimizu Institute of Technology, Shimizu Corporation
Dr. Benjamin Schwegler
VP and Chief Scientist, Walt Disney Imagineering Research and Development
RAdm David J. Nash, (ret)
Civil Engineering Corps, U.S. Navy
Dean E. Stephan
Retired, President & Director, Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd.
Dr. Richard N. Wright
Retired, Director, Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Dr. Mary L. Good
Former Under Secretary for Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce
Henry L. Michel
Chairman Emeritus, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.