Before a full house of guests, dignitaries and colleagues ECA’s 32nd Annual DIG Awards celebrated John Hakel of the Southern California Partnership for Job, and the late Jim Burton of the Engineering Contractors’ Association for their careers of Dignity, Integrity and Generosity – DIG – in the construction industry.

This year’s awardees were honored for their lifetime accomplishments in their profession and for their service to the members of the ECA. Attendees paid tribute to this year’s recipients for their milestone achievements.

Present to acknowledge this year’s recipients at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles were a host of dignitaries from the industry and community.

Proceeds from the ECA DIG Award fund the association’s Les Weed Memorial Scholarship. Each year for nearly three decades now the ECA Scholarship Committee has assisted deserving men and women with their higher educational goals, inspired by late ECA President, Les Weed.

Since its inception in 1990 by late ECA President, Les Weed, the ECA Scholarship Committee has awarded $245,000 to 122 recipients to further academic careers in a variety of disciplines.

Special thanks to our major sponsors: Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo; Mladen Buntich Construction; LECET Southwest; Trench Plate Rental Co.; Trench Shoring Co.; United Rentals Trench Safety.

Thank you to our wine sponsors GMGS Risk Management and Insurance Servicesand Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo.

Thank you also to all of our program advertisers and certainly to all who attended this most memorable event at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles.