Parsons Brinckerhoff has long been recognized in our industry for the contributions we have made on behalf of our clients to the development of infrastructure projects worldwide. The awards we have won from professional associations in the architect/engineering/construction community are a testament to our emphasis to INSPIRE the world's best teams to CREATE innovative solutions for physical assets that ENHANCE our communities for future generations.
Throughout our history, we have received some of the industry's highest honors. Parsons Brinckerhoff has twice won the Grand Conceptor Award, the top honor of the American Council of Engineering Companies, and 11 Parsons Brinckerhoff projects have won the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Parsons Brinckerhoff people, too, frequently receive recognition for their achievements from their colleagues in the infrastructure industry. A notable example is Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Director of Structures, Mike Abrahams, who received the Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2012. He also received the Egleston Medal for Distinguished Engineering for 2013 from the Columbia Engineering Alumni Association.
Our CEO George Pierson received the John I. Parcel-Leif J. Sverdrup Civil Engineering Management Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) named Senior Principal Technical Specialist of Transit and Rail Cliff Henke the 2012 Outstanding Public Transportation Business Leader. The Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies recognized Civil Engineer Lara Karamatsu as their 2013 Young Engineer of the Year. Senior Communications Specialist Linda Alvardo-Vela was named Women’s Transportation Seminar-San Antonio Region (WTS-SAR) Member of the year. Senior Project Manager/Manager of Mechanical Engineering David Nyarko was recognized as Distinguished Transportation Leader by The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) New York. The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) inducted Senior Vice President and Highway Market Leader Gene McCormick into its Transportation Development Hall of Fame.
Some of the awards and honors Parsons Brinckerhoff has won recently include the following:
The Victoria Park Alliance (composed of Fletcher Construction, New Zealand Transport Agency, Beca, Higgins, and Parsons Brinckerhoff) won two awards at the Roading Excellence Awards in New Zealand.
The John James Audubon Bridge was named Editor’s Choice in Engineering News Record’s Best of the Best 2012 competition.
The New York Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) selected the No. 7 Subway Line Extension as its 2013 Construction Project of the Year.
The Architectural Services Department, Hong Kong Government (ArchSD) awarded Tin Shiu Wai Community Health Centre with a merit award for innovation in design and features.
In Singapore, Parsons Brinckerhoff was accredited in Nov 2012 with a Silver award for Singapore HEALTH Award 2012 in recognition of our workplace health promotion programs conducted in 2010 and 2011 (and continues as of May 2013). This is an award issued by Singapore Health Promotion Board to encourage organizations to promote healthy lifestyle to the staff.