Monday, October 3, 2016

Loos, Kamischke selected for American Society of Civil Engineers section awards

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Central Illinois Section recently named two of Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Peoria employees engineers of the year.
Cindy Loos, P.E., vice president and senior project manager, received the Civil Engineer of the Year Award, which recognizes distinguished civil engineers for significant engineering contributions. She has provided services for projects including the Warehouse District revitalization, Washington Street improvements and new westbound span of the McClugage Bridge, all in Peoria; and two overpasses and an underpass for BNSF Railway Co. in Galesburg. She is project manager for the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) project study and design in Champaign and Urbana, which is under way.
Loos is a member of ASCE’s Central Illinois Section and the Women’s Transportation Seminar, chairwoman of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce’s Transportation Committee and treasurer for the Peoria CEO Council’s board of directors. She is the recipient of the 2007 40 Leaders under Forty by InterBusiness Issues; 25 Women in Leadership Award in 2011 by WEEK TV, Marketeer Magazine and Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce; 2011 American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois’ Community Service Award; 2012 Outstanding Engineer Award from the Society of Women Engineers’ Central Illinois Section; and Princeville Pride Award from Princeville Schools, in recognition of contributions to the school and community. She received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Eastern Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Bradley University, where she is a member of the College of Engineering and Technology Executive Advisory Council. 
Alicia Kamischke, P.E., S.E., a structural engineer at Hanson’s Peoria office, received the Young Civil Engineer of the Year Award, which recognizes civil engineers who are age 35 or younger and have demonstrated leadership potential and significant engineering contributions. She has assisted with various structural engineering projects, including the Illinois Army National Guard’s Readiness Center and Army Aviation Support Facility in Kankakee, Heddington Oaks Nursing Home in West Peoria, expansion of First United Methodist Church in Peoria, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Integrated Bio-Processing Research Laboratory and the Iowa Army National Guard Muscatine Joint Readiness Center in Muscatine, Iowa. She also has conducted precast-concrete plant inspections nationwide as part of Hanson’s contract with the National Precast Concrete Association.
Kamischke, who also is a member of ASCE’s Central Illinois Section, has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Bradley University.
Award winners were recognized Sept. 27 during the 92nd annual ASCE Central Illinois Section Meeting and Banquet in Peoria. ASCE is a professional organization and the oldest national engineering society in the United States. Founded in 1852, ASCE has more than 140,000 members worldwide. 
Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, planning and allied services. The Peoria office is located at 7625 N. University St., Suite 200, Peoria, IL 61614. The office may be reached by phone at (309) 691-0902. 

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