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Awards

Recognizing excellence and extraordinary achievements in the industry.

Opening Plenary – UCA Awards Session

Monday, June 28, 2024
8:30 am – 9:45 am

Kick off the NAT by celebrating industry excellence! The opening plenary recognizes the recipients of the 2024 UCA Awards and features a presentation from the Project of the Year.
Don’t miss this uplifting multimedia presentation.

UCA Lifetime Achievement Award

Gary A. Almeraris, Skanska
Randall J. Essex, Mott MacDonald
W. D. “Toby” Wightman, Retired

UCA Muddy Boots Award

Sean Sladicka, Kiewit Corp.

UCA Outstanding Educator

Mike A. Mooney, Colorado School of Mines

UCA Person of the Year

Robert J. F. Goodfellow, Aldea Services Inc.

UCA Young Member Award

Rajat Gangrade, Arup

UCA Project of the Year $50M to $500M

Guy F. Atkinson Construction LLC
HJAIA Plane Train Tunnel West Extension Project

UCA Project of the Year Greater than $500M

Lane Construction Corporation
Northeast Boundary Tunnel

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