Silver Hammer Award

Description:  The PWEA Silver Hammer Award was established to acknowledge stewardship of the water environment through the design and construction of water, wastewater or storm water collection, conveyance, or treatment facilities.  The award will be presented to an individual or a business entity whose endeavors have enhanced the waters of the Commonwealth through performance or management of responsible and sustainable design or construction activities. The annual honoree will be presented with the Silver Hammer at the PWEA Annual Awards Ceremony.
Award Criteria: Recipient shall be a participant in the design or construction process, as an engineer, constructor, as a construction manager, or as a material or equipment supplier, and shall have demonstrated one or more of the following:
  • Extensive history of successful projects
  • Implementation of innovative design or construction methods or alternative delivery methods
  • Utilization of best management practices
  • Significant/demonstrable project enhancement using techniques such as value engineering
Eligibility:  The recipient does not need to be a member of PWEA and can be an individual or a business entity.
Nomination Process: Nominations must include input from, and be signed by, two members in good standing of the PWEA.  The Engineering and Construction Committee is responsible for submitting a nomination for the Silver Hammer Award; the Awards Committee is responsible for making final selection of award recipient.  If the Awards Committee determines that the recommended recipient is insufficiently qualified, no award will be presented that year.


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