By Eileen Houlihan, senior writer/editor, ARTBA

ARTBA member firm Terracon employee Oswaldo (Ozzy) Bravo received the 2018 Edmund Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Bravo is a senior associate in Terracon’s Lenexa, Kansas, office specializing in bridge and highway design-build projects and is a familiar face at ARTBA meetings. As a project engineer, he provides analysis, calculations and engineering recommendations on large transportation design-build projects for regional and national clients. He joined Terracon in 2013.

The ASCE award recognizes a younger engineer who has advanced the profession; exhibited technical competence, high character and integrity; developed improved member attitudes toward the profession; and contributed to public service outside his/her professional careers. He was previously recognized by ASCE with the New Face of Civil Engineering Award, and continues to serve in leadership roles with the local Kansas City Section of ASCE.

A native of Peru, Bravo earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at the University of Kansas, and his master’s degree in geotechnical engineering at Texas A&M University and has a decade of experience in civil and geotechnical engineering in the U.S. He is a licensed professional engineer in Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Texas, and Arizona.

Bravo was recently named the new chair of the Industry Leader Development Council, the “home” for graduates of ARTBA’s Industry Leader Development Program. The ILDC is charged with, among other tasks, developing the agendas for and industry outreach for ARTBA’s regional meetings, activating grassroots advocates in individual regions when policy developments in the Nation’s Capital require action, identifying and recruiting prospects for membership, and providing input and help with industry outreach for the annual Dr. J. Don Brock TransOvation™ Workshop.