ACCOLADES AND AWARDS Distinguished US engineers receive top honors Nov 2011
- Two distinguished engineers in the American tunneling industry are the recipients of the 2012 Golden Beaver Awards, one of the highest honors in the field of heavy engineering construction in the USA.
- William W. Edgerton, Chairman of Jacobs Associates, will receive the Engineering Award. Edgerton received his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Tufts University and earned an MBA from George Washington University. He joined Jacobs Associates in 1987, bringing 17 years of experience working for contracting firms including A.S. Wikstrom, Morrison-Knudsen and The Driggs Corporation. During his career at Jacobs Associates he has been involved with major tunnel and infrastructure projects throughout the USA as well as in Puerto Rico and Hong Kong. In 2002 Edgerton received the American Underground Association's Outstanding Individual Award for the Underground Industry.
- James M. Marquardt, Senior Vice President and Eastern Region Tunnel Division Manager for J.F. Shea Co. will receive the Supervision Award. A 33-year veteran of the underground and tunneling industry, Marquardt is currently involved in the $1.1 billion No.7 Line extension of the New York City subway system.
- His past project management has included the $320 million New York City Water Tunnel No 3 Stage II and the $150 million Weehawken Tunnel Light Rail Transit Project in New Jersey. He has also managed major projects on the Washington DC Metro and the Los Angeles Metro, along with major water tunnel projects on the East Coast.
- Edgerton and Marquardt will be honored at the Beavers' 57th Annual Awards Dinner to be held Friday, January 13, 2012 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Guest speaker for the event is columnist/author/actor Ben Stein.
- The Beavers' Heavy Engineering Construction Association is a national organization of construction companies and firms engaged in the heavy engineering construction industry.
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