PDCA is privileged to recognize outstanding companies and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the members, the association and/or industry over the past year.  PDCA awards are presented during the Annual Conference.

Project of the Year

The PDCA Project of the Year Awards program is one of PDCA's most prestigious initiatives. Open to any driven pile project completed by a PDCA member, the awards are dedicated to acknowledging the ingenuity, hard work and commitment that goes into each driven pile project, and recognized excellence in construction projects completed by PDCA members. All PDCA members - whether a contractor, associate or engineering affiliate - are eligible to submit their projects for consideration.

Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction wins the 2019 Project of the Year Award in the Contractor (Land, Greater than $5 Million) Category

PND Engineers, Inc. wins the 2019 Project of the Year Award in the Associate/Engineering Category

Cajun Industries, LLC wins the 2019 Project of the Year Award in the Contractor (Land, $2 Million - $5 Million) Category
Geostructures, Inc. wins the 2019 Project of the Year Award in the Contractor (Land, $500,000 - $2 Million) Category
CD Perry, LLC wins the 2019 Project of the Year Award in the Contractor (Land, Less than $500,000) Category
The PDCA Project of the Year Award includes a unique piece of hardware; a 14-inch section of steel H-pile, chromed, and mounted on a stained, oak base. There is an engraved plaque depicting the winning company and award names.
Committee Chair of the Year

Presented to the PDCA Committee Chair for outstanding dedication and commitment to the PDCA & exemplary leadership.

The 2019 Committee Chair of the Year is Pollyanna Cunningham of International Construction Equipment (ICE).

Associate Member of the Year

Presented to the Associate Member of PDCA who has demonstrated a consistent contribution of time, resource and expertise to a specific and critical function of the organization.

The 2019 Associate Member of the Year is Gerry McShane of Service Steel Warehouse.

John T. Parker, Jr. Industry Ambassador Award

Presented to a PDCA member who shares the late John Parker's passion for pile driving.  Recipients are selected by a collaboration of PDCA leadership and a representative from PDCA of South Carolina Chapter.

The 2019 John T. Parker, Jr. Industry Ambassador is John King of Piledrivers, Inc.
Professional Engineers Service Award

Presented an engineer who has made a significant contribution to the PDCA, the driven pile industry and the engineering profession from the Geotechnical, Civil or Structural engineering disciplines.  

The 2019 Professional Engineers Service Awardee is Scott Webster of GRL Engineers.
Presidential Award for Distinguished Service

Pays tribute to an individual who has made long-term and significant contributions to the PDCA and the pile driving industry through effective leadership, support and participation. The PDCA President selects this honoree who has demonstrated valuable personal and professional service to PDCA.

The 2019 Presidential Award for Distinguished Service was presented to Stevan A. Hall, retired Executive Director, PDCA.
E.A.L. Smith Award Lecture

The award lecture is intended to be given every third year during the International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo (IFCEE). It describes projects where innovations led to highly efficient, environmentally sensitive and resource conscious driven pile solutions. The E.A.L. Smith Award Lecture is bestowed in keeping with the spirit of the Smith approach of simplicity and practicality.  The is selected by a subcommittee of the PDCA Educational Committee and approved by the PDCA Board of Directors.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the PDCA over a long period during association with the PDCA.  Due to the significance and required high achievement required to receive this award, it is only presented on special occasions and as warranted by the actions of the recipient and through unanimous consent by the PDCA Board of Directors.