The Association for the Capital Projects Engineering & Construction Community.

The Prestigious ECC Awards

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Honored at the Annual ECC Conference, the ECC Awards are given to the most inspirational, exemplary, outstanding industry executives and leaders. Winners must meet a varied list of criteria and are selected by a special committee of distinguished and esteemed industry pioneers.

ECC Achievement Award

The ECC Achievement Award was originally introduced to the industry in 1988 as the ECC Division Award, and has been honoring recipients who exhibited the most well-rounded aspects of a true industry leader. This prestigious award honors industry professionals who are:

  • Bold risk-takers
  • True visionaries
  • Leaders with integrity
  • Professionals who have had a lasting and positive impact on the competitive face of business; and
  • Candidates who possess stature among their industry peers.

Past recipients of this award vary from high-office executives to doctorate-level engineers. Dating all the way back to the ‘80s, these amazing examples of industry pioneers are:

2019 Recipient: Janice L. Tuchman

Janice L. Tuchman
Editor-in-Chief, Engineering News-Record

For the past 2 decades, Janice (Jan) Lyn Tuchman has served as Editor-in-Chief at Engineering News-Record (ENR), the magazine the industry depends on for weekly news, long-term trend analysis, and in-depth features on important events and accomplishments in construction. For most industry leaders, Jan is something of a fixture—ever present at the important conferences and meetings, always involved in the vanguard initiatives—reliably making sense of the rapid change and evolving challenges faced by executives and project professionals alike. The focused and forward-looking content she produces with her team, week after week, reflects her long career at ENR and her ascent to its editorship.

Jan received a BS in Journalism with a minor in Architecture as well as a master’s in Journalism at University of Colorado in Boulder. She was hired at ENR as an assistant editor in 1976, then in 2001, rose to the position she holds today, taking charge of the entire magazine. For her, the job of editor-in-chief is a twofold sacred trust: to keep news and data flowing to help keep the industry vital and evergreen; and to keep the flame of ENR—a pioneer of business-to-business journalism published since 1874— burning brightly. Keeping both commitments requires a tremendous sensitivity to change. Indeed, in this role, the challenge of keeping up with the pace of change in the industry is matched only by that of keeping up with new developments in publishing. In this regard, Jan helped manage ENR’s conversion to desktop publishing, guided the launch of its website, and advocated for its mobile news app and its current tablet-based app. 

To keep the industry informed, Jan keeps the magazine focused on current market challenges and opportunities, while staying alert to emerging trends and breakthroughs. In 2012, she oversaw the launch of ENR’s 10 regional editions, to respond to readers’ calls for more news about their own diverse and complex markets. Led by Jan’s vision, ENR enterprise is now on multiple platforms, offering print, electronic, and in-person content. 

As part of her commitment to recruiting young people into construction, she led a federally funded project to custom-publish a series of magazines for high school students about high-growth industries such as construction. The program, called In Demand, published a million of copies of each issue for distribution in every U.S. high school. 

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2018 Recipient: Neil Duffin

  • 2017 - Jacqueline Hinman, CH2M
  • 2016 - James G. Slaughter, Jr. S&B Founder (retired)
  • 2015 - John W. Dalton, Sr. - Wood Group Mustang (retired) — Watch the video
  • 2014 - Richard Tucker, Founder, Construction Industry Institute, National Academy of Construction
  • 2013 - Emmitt Nelson, Shell (retired), Co-Founder Zero Injury Institute
  • 2012 - Alan Boeckmann, Chairman, Fluor
  • 2011 - Khalid Farid, Sr. Vice President, Strategic Planning, AMEC
  • 2010 - Dr. Jorge Vanegas, Dean, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University
  • 2009 - Don Vardeman, Vice President of Worldwide Projects, Anadarko
  • 2008 - Louis J. Cabano, Chairman, Pathfinder LLC
  • 2007 - Noel G. Watson, Executive Chairman, Jacobs Engineering Group
  • 2006 - Bill Greehey, Chairman of the Board, Valero Energy Corporation
  • 2005 - James B. Porter, Jr., Du Pont
  • 2004 - Bill Higgs and Paul Redmon, Mustang Engineers
  • 2003 - Larry Evans, AspenTech
  • 2002 - Jeet Bindra, Chevron/Caltex
  • 2001 - Ed Merrow, IPA
  • 2000 - Hugh K. Coble, Fluor Corporation
  • 1999 - John Mihm, Phillips Petroleum Company
  • 1998 - William A. Brookshire, S&B Engineering & Constructors Ltd.
  • 1997 - W. I. (Irv) Doty, Shell Oil
  • 1996 - Ted C. Kennedy, BE&K Inc.
  • 1995 - Shelby Pierce, Amoco Corp.
  • 1994 - Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr., Bechtel Group, Inc.
  • 1993 - Robert H. Miller, E.I. duPont de Nemours & Company
  • 1992 - Dr. Joseph J. Jacobs, Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.
  • 1991 - Wallace L. Tanner, Shell Oil
  • 1990 - Dave Tappan, Fluor Daniel
  • 1989 - Al Crosby, Exxon
  • 1988 - Albert Dib, Bubler, King & Bubler