Concordia selected as finalist in global award competition

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:01 am

Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, has been selected as one of five finalists in the 2010 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) competition for its work stabilizing its on-campus lake bluff.

Planning for the Lakeshore Environmental Enhancement and Education Project began back in 1999, with actual work on the bluff stabilization project beginning in June, 2005. The $12 million project was completed in 2007, and is now home to 20 different species of native plants and serves as an environmental beacon along the shores of Lake Michigan.

“Concordia is extremely proud of this project and the tremendous difference it has made on our campus,” said Rev. Dr. Patrick T. Ferry, president of Concordia University Wisconsin. “Mequon residents, staff, faculty, and most importantly our students have been extraordinary enthusiastic in their praise and use of the enhanced bluff and lakefront setting.”

The OCEA award annually recognizes the project that best illustrates superior civil engineering skills and represents a significant contribution to civil engineering progress and society.

The winner of the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award will be announced on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at the 11th annual Outstanding Projects and Leaders gala in Washington, D.C.

The other finalists for the award are: Arrowhead Tunnel Project – Inland Feeder Program in San Bernardino, Calif.; Sound Transit Central Link Light Rail: Section 710 Beacon Hill Station and Tunnels in Seattle, Wash.; Sutong Bridge in Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, China; and Utah State Capitol Seismic Base Isolation and Restoration project in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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