Connie Crawford, senior vice president and global practice leader for rail and transit at Louis Berger, Washington, D.C., received the Ethel S. Birchland Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association. It cited her efforts to push innovation through skills transfer, STEM education and by increasing the number of women leaders in the industry. The firm was also cited for its diversity efforts.
The American Wood Council, Leesburg, Va., has named John Catlett as manager of code development, specializing in public safety and building code development and education. He was a director of code administration for the city of Alexandria, Va.
Ted Daly has joined Bergmann Associates in Philadelphia as business segment manager for ports and harbors, which includes 12 offices in seven states. He had been ports and harbors section leader for HDR.
The University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering has elevated Patrick Smolinski to director of its engineering science program. Formerly an associate professor of mechanical engineering and material science, he succeeds John Barnard. Launched in 2011, the program teaches students “how to think analytically across disciplines,” says Gerald Holder, school dean. Julie Vandenbossche, associate professor of civil-environmental engineering, also was awarded the 2015 Marlin J. Knutson Award for Technical Achievement by the American Concrete Pavement Association for her innovation in design of concrete overlays on asphalt pavements.