2008 Engineer's Award Banquet

The 50th Annual Puget Sound Engineering Council Awards Banquet was held Saturday, February 23rd, 2008, at Palisade Restaurant in Magnolia. The banquet was attended by approximately 80 engineers and guests, representing the majority of the PSEC member societies.

The evening began with a social hour, during which guests were treated to hors d'oeuvres and a breathtaking view of the sunset across Elliott Bay. The program began at 7:00 PM with a welcome and introductions from Banquet Chair Kalan Guiley and PSEC President Kelly Griswold. After the introductions, dinner was served.

Following dinner, Timothy M. Moore, P.E., S.E., from the Washington State Department of Transportation, delivered the keynote presentation. Mr. Moore gave an overview of the construction of the Third Tacoma Narrows Suspension Bridge, from the construction and placement of the caissons to paving of the bridge deck and dedication on July 15th, 2007. His presentation included remarkable pictures taken throughout the construction, and he offered insight into a few of the major challenges and set-backs.

Guests then saw a short slideshow narrated by Marty Riemer, host of The Morning Show on 103.7 The Mountain, honoring the great tradition of the PSEC banquet. The slideshow highlighted three past PSEC honorees: Alan Mulally, 1986 Industry Engineer of the Year; Randy Sleight, P.E., P.L.S., 2005 Government Engineer of the Year; and the honorable Dan Evans, P.E., 1969 Professional Engineer of the Year.

The program culminated in the presentation of the 2008 Engineer of the Year Awards.

2008 Engineer of the Year Awards

The following recipients were awarded:

Pictures from the event are available. Soft copies are availabel for non-print purposes couresy of Aziel Epilepsia. Prints are available for purchase on the site.