Ahmad Habibian, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, was recently honored with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award for his outstanding achievements in the engineering profession.

This award recognizes a member of the ASCE who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of pipeline engineering in research, planning, design or construction.

Habibian currently serves as CDM Smith vice president and global practice leader for water conveyance. He specializes in infrastructure management, pipeline assessment and rehabilitation, and trenchless technology.

He is the editor-in-chief of the ASCE Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering & Practice, founding chair of the ASCE’s Technical Committee for Trenchless Installation of Pipelines (TIPS), and founding chair of the Underground Pipelines Asset Management Committee (UPAM). Habibian has also served in leadership positions at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and was a trustee of the AWWA Distribution and Plant Operations & Maintenance Division from 2009-2015.

“It is indeed a great honor to receive this prestigious award. My thanks go to all the great professionals I have worked with and learned from over the years,” Habibian said.

Habibian formally received the award at the UESI Pipelines 2022 Conference in Indianapolis on Aug. 2.

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“Ahmad is an effective leader dedicated to enhancing the practice of pipeline engineering,” said Sri Rajah, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., G.E., P.Eng, F. ASCE, CDM Smith principal and discipline leader for seismic analysis and design. “He has made a lasting impact on the pipeline engineering community and continues to provide exemplary service to the pipeline profession while preparing the next generation of engineers to advance the profession and take the helm of leadership.”

Ahmad Habibian Bechtel Award Winner
Sri Rajah (left) presented Ahmad Habibian (right) with the 2022 Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award at the UESI Pipelines 2022 Conference in Indianapolis.

The Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award recognizes outstanding achievements in pipeline engineering, the Bechtel Foundation donated funds to support this award in honor of the contributions made by Stephen D. Bechtel, F.ASCE, to the engineering profession and for his noteworthy advancements in the design and construction of pipelines throughout the world. The award was established by the Board of Direction in October 1970.

For more information about the award, visit asce.org/career-growth/awards-and-honors/stephen-d-bechtel-pipeline-engineering-award.

SOURCE – CDM Smith

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