The Rest of the Best

by Josh Kosman, Assistant Editor; Civil Engineering, 345 E. 47th St. New York, NY 10017,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1994, Vol. 64, Issue 7, Pg. 44-48

Document Type: Feature article


Nominations for this year's Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award ranged from a channel built to control flood waters to the construction of a wastewater pollution control plant underneath a city zoo. The 13 nominations which did not receive an award of merit or the grand prize are capsuled in this article. Projects reviewed include: the largest example of an American municipal waste site that uses crushed stones in the leachate collection system, cured-in-place pipe technology on a sewer line in Honolulu, a large tunnel-prevention system in Milwaukee that collects sewage overflow, an underground detention-vault system in Dallas to hold flood waters, redirecting a channel's outlet in Southern California to avoid beachgoers, building river walls around an island in Iowa, building an environmentally sensitive bridge over old Tampa Bay, constructing a bridge to sustain hurricane-force winds in Southern Alabama, building a cable-stayed roof over a sports arena in San Antonio, reconstructing an old train station in Boston and moving it to a new location, laying a 695-mile gas pipeline from Canada to Fresno and restoring a Florida wetland as well as the aforementioned nominations.

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