The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) selected the President of Fenstermaker, Dr. Kam Movassaghi, PhD, P.E., as the 2011 recipient of the Francis C. Turner Award.  The Transportation and Development Institute announced Dr. Movassaghi's distinction on March 15th during the Awards Banquet of the T&DI Congress in Chicago IL.

Noted especially for his proficient leadership, the award honors Dr. Movassaghi for "advancing transportation engineering as an educator with the University of Louisiana, as a public servant leading the Louisiana Department of Transportation, as a consultant, and as a volunteer with ASCE and T&DI." Movassaghi serves as president of T&DI Board

Dr. Movassaghi was also recognized as Government Engineer of the Year by ASCE in 2002. Dr. Movassaghi also serves on both the American Association of Safety Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Executive Committee.

Movassaghi stresses the importance of focusing on national infrastructural improvements. As Secretary of LDT, he oversaw the design and implementation of an expedited 10-year, $5 billion investment in Louisiana transportation. These improvements include the construction of 500 miles of new roads in Louisiana, a new bridge over the Mississippi River, and major expansions of the Huey P. Long Bridge in New Orleans. Slated for completion in 2012, this particular project is part of the Transportation Infrastructure Model for Economic Development (TIMED) program.

Fenstermaker is a regional company providing engineering, surveying and mapping, and environmental services to federal, state and local governments, the oil and gas industry and private enterprise. Fenstermaker's offices are located in Lafayette, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Shreveport, Louisiana and Houston, Texas.

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