Ben C. Gerwick Award Marine Foundation Innovation Award
The Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovation in the Design and Construction of Marine Foundations, established in 2008, is awarded to an individual, team or company, and pays tribute to Ben Gerwick, recognizing his innovative spirit and his many contributions to the design and construction of marine foundations. Gerwick had a 62-year professional career as a contractor, educator and construction engineer.
Ben C. Gerwick, Jr.
Ben C. Gerwick, Jr. represented the highest level of engineering excellence both personally and professionally. The phenomenal achievements of his 62-year career include world-class innovations in marine foundations. He reached the pinnacle of his profession as a contractor, an educator and a construction engineer.
The award is presented annually at the SuperPile conference or every third year at the International Foundations Conference & Equipment Expo (IFCEE). DFI provides an annual donation to the DFI Educational Trust Scholarship Fund from the proceedss of these conferences.
Submissions are due by February 1.
Ben C. Gerwick Award Honorees
|Sapir Engineering, Under Water Anchor, and Tecniwell||Underwater Tie-back Anchoring System|
|Robert Mast, P.E., S.E., senior principal, BergerABAM, and|
Arthur R. Anderson, ScD, Concrete Technology Corporation (posthumous)
The development and use of precast concrete piles for marine foundations
|Akio Kitamura, founder and president of Giken||Press-in-Piling Technology and the invention of the Silent Piler|
|Robert B. Bittner, P.E., Bittner-Shen Consulting Engineers||46-year career and body of work in the marine foundations industry|
|Traylor-Massman-Weeks Joint Venture||Assembly Line Construction Approach for construction of the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) |
Storm Surge Barrier for the City of New Orleans
|Proserve||Proserve Grout Bag|
|Professor Gray Mullins and his research team at the University of South Florida|
Practical Research on Base Grouted Drilled Shafts, Thermal Integrity Testing of Drilled Shafts and Tremie Concrete Bond Transfer
|BAUER Maschinen GmbH and BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH||Bauer Seabed Drill 3000|
|Patrick Bermingham, Bermingham Foundation Solutions||Innovative Work related to Marine Foundations|
|George G. Goble, Ph.D.||Innovative Work and Leadership in Development of the Pile Driving Analyzer (PDA) And WEAP Program|
|David Anderson, Kiewit Corporation||Innovative Construction Work on Deep Marine Foundations|
|Loadtest, Inc.||The Osterberg Load Cell|
|Menck, GmbH (An Acteon Company)||Design & Development of the Menck MUP Deep Water Hammer|