UCA Outstanding Individual Award

The UCA of SME Outstanding Individual Award will be presented to an individual (contractor, engineer, owner, supplier) for outstanding achievements in the underground construction industry.

Award Description: The Outstanding Individual Award recognizes those individual(s) who have made significant contributions to the field of tunneling and underground construction and to UCA of SME during the last two to five years as well as sustained involvement in UCA of SME activities and its various committees.

To nominate an individual for the UCA Outstanding Individual Award, send an email to awards@smenet.org with the following information:

  • Briefly describe how the nominee has contributed significantly to the field of tunneling and underground construction.
  • Briefly describe how the nominee has contributed and sustained involvement in the UCA of SME for the last 2 to 5 years.
  • In 25 words or less create a citation to be inscribed on an award if the applicant is selected.
  • Attach the nominee’s biography
  • Attach up to four letters of recommendation
  • Attach the nominee’s resume

Deadline to submit your award nominations is October 31, 2019.

2018 - David Klug
2014 - Lok Home
2012 - James Marquardt
2010 - Refik Elibay
2009 - Galyn "Rip" Rippentrop
2008 - Raymond Henn
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