Francisco de Albear (Lifetime Achievement Award)
The Francisco de Albear Award, is named after the 19th century Cuban born civil engineer who was a model for the civil engineering profession in Cuba. He was considered by his colleagues and other scientists of his era a wise man and an excellent civil engineer who left a legacy of his work behind him, including the Havana Water Works (Acueducto de Albear), several bridges, roadways, and numerous other projects of national importance. His early work includes the mapping of the principal ports of Cuba and the design and construction of irrigation canals among other projects.
This Award is a Lifetime Achievement Award, and is awarded to Professional Civil Engineers who have achieved a distinguished and productive career. These individuals have been a living example of the Civil Engineering Profession by their exemplary contributions and participation in professional and service organizations as well as dedicating themselves to the betterment of the civil engineering profession. This award gives recognition to individuals who have made outstanding and unusual contributions toward the advancement of our profession.