PRESS RELEASE: Local Engineer Receives Recognition as "Young Professional of the Year from State Association"
Raba Kistner Infrastructure, Inc. (RKI) is pleased to announce that Troy Gardner, Graduate Engineer, has been named as 2012 "Young Professional of the Year" by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Utah. Mr. Gardner was nominated for the award as a result of his work as Lead Quality Assurance on the $1.7B I-75 CORE project, the largest highway job ever built in the state of Utah.
As a part of his recognition, Mr. Gardner is also being nominated by ACEC for the Utah Engineers Council "Fresh Faces of Engineering" Competition, the National ACEC "Young Professional of the Year" Competition, and the "New Faces of Engineering" Competition, to represent the Utah chapter in these categories.
Gardner has served as the Lead Engineer in Training (EIT) for concrete paving on the I-15 CORE project for the past two years. In this role, he has overseen the field inspection and testing program for the installation of over 1.6 million square yards of Portland Cement Concrete Pavement, including 4-6 daily placements that occur around the clock.
"Troy has shown an unparalleled commitment to this work and sets an excellent example for everyone around him. His management skills and engineering ability are well beyond what you would expect from someone his age," said Newel White, Senior Project Manager for RKI.
Gardner received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Utah State University in Logan, Utah.
Mr. Gardner will receive the award as part of the ACEC Utah Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet held on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at the Grand America.