The chief scientist and vice president of Walt Disney Imagineering's research and development unit has been cited for his contributions to industry advancement of research, partly to recognize his years of work in creating 4D design simulation tools.

"I love the work, and this is really the icing on the cake," says Ben Schwegler Jr. He will receive the 2002 Henry L. Michel Award from the Civil Engineering Research Foundation/Institute for Energy Conservation, an affiliate of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Schwegler has been involved in design and construction of Walt Disney Imagineering's projects for 19 years.

CERF/IIEC promotes sustainable infrastructure by speeding the use of innovative technology in projects in transportation, public works, energy systems and the environment. The award presentation will be made at ASCE's 150th anniversary celebration in Washington, D.C., in November.