Bernard Amadei

The CII Executive Committee selected Bernard Amadei as the thirtieth recipient of the Carroll H. Dunn Award of Excellence. He was recognized for this honor at the 2016 CII Annual Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

Dr. Amadei, a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, was selected in recognition of his contributions, innovation, and dedication to the engineering and construction industry.

“As we enter the first half of the 21st century, the engineering profession must embrace a new mission statement—to contribute to the building of a more sustainable, stable, and equitable

world,” said Dr. Amadei. “Global citizen engineers are called to operate in a multicultural world in which they deliver solutions that are done right from a technical point of view; are the right solutions for the planet and its people; and are developed for the right reasons.”

Dr. Amadei is the founder of Engineers Without Borders – USA, and co-founder of the Engineers Without Borders – International networks. This organization is changing the world through engineering projects designed to empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. With the support of generous and skilled partners who are mindful of their corporate responsibility, EWB connects a developing community that has a specific infrastructure need to engineers who can partner with the community to design a sustainable solution.

In 1982, Dr. Amadei received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He holds the Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global Engineering and serves as a Faculty Co-Director of the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities. Among other distinctions, Dr. Amadei is the 2007 co-recipient of the Heinz Award for the Environment; the recipient of the 2008 ENR Award of Excellence; the recipient of the 2015 Washington and ASCE OPAL awards; an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering; and an elected Senior Ashoka Fellow. He holds five honorary doctoral degrees. In 2013 and 2014, Dr. Amadei served as a Science Envoy to Pakistan and Nepal for the U.S. Department of State.

It is with the greatest pleasure that CII honors Dr. Bernard Amadei with the 2016 Carroll H. Dunn Award of Excellence.