On Thursday, October 26, 2017, the Engineering Contractors’ Association will continue its tradition of honoring individuals who have laid the foundations upon which this industry is built. With the idea that was developed in 1987, we will again recognize the dedicated work of those who have advanced the professionalism of the construction industry.

This year’s recipients are:

2017 Recipient Mark Butier Butier Engineering, Inc.

Mark Butier2017 Posthumous Recipient Bill Davies A.W. Davies Inc. President of Butier Engineering founded in 1976, Mark Butier graduated from Santa Clara University in 1952 with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. Butier Engineering, Inc. is a construction management firm that has been servicing public agencies, special districts, and the private sector in the delivery of heavy civil infrastructure since 1976. Located in Orange County, California, Butier’s expertise is in water and wastewater treatment facilities, large diameter pipelines, transportation, and commercial and industrial facility construction. This experience includes virtually every facet of water treatment, storage, and delivery to municipal, residential, commercial, and industrial end users.

2017 Posthumous Recipient Bill Davies A.W. Davies Inc.

As founder of his pipeline contracting business, Albert William Davies and Jerry Rogers (a brother-in-law) started as Pomona Valley Sewer Company in 1958. They changed their name to Rogers & Davies in 1966 and in 1977 they split and auctioned everything off. Davies went back into business as Albert W. Davies, Inc. in 1977 and he retired in 2009 after 51 years of contracting. He was an International Lions member for 54 years and supported the San Bernardino County and State Sheriff’s Association’s.

This award recognizes dignity, integrity and generosity – DIG – in individuals whose lifetime achievements in the industry and contributions to society have made a lasting difference for us all. Their dedication and commitment to profession and community represent the highest examples of leadership and devotion.

The event takes place Thursday, October 26, starting at 6:00 p.m. with a hosted reception, followed at 7:30 p.m. with the black tie dinner and ceremony at the Los Angeles Millennium Biltmore Hotel. The hotel is located at 506 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California.

Proceeds from the ECADIG Award provide funding for the ECALes Weed Memorial Scholarship. Since its inception in 1990 by the late ECAPresident, Les Weed, the ECA Scholarship Committee has awarded $218,000 to 115 recipients to further academic careers in a variety of disciplines.