TCA's Chief Engineer Honored at ASCE-OC Awards Ceremony

IRVINE, Calif. - February 22, 2018

David Lowe, resident of Huntington Beach, recognized as one of Orange County’s finest engineers by civil engineering professional society.

The Orange County Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE-OC) last week honored the Transportation Corridor Agencies’ (TCA) David Lowe with the Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Public Sector Award at the chapter’s annual awards ceremony.

Lowe, a Huntington Beach resident, retired earlier this year as the Chief Engineer of TCA, the government agency overseeing the operations of California’s largest network of toll roads – State Routes 73, 133, 241 and 261.

With more than 2,500 members in the Orange County Branch, ASCE-OC is the fourth largest branch within ASCE, representing an international profession that plans, designs, constructs and operates the built environment, while protecting and restoring the natural environment.

“This year’s awards recognized Orange County’s finest Civil Engineers and projects,” said Jeff Braun, ASCE-OC President. “Dave’s long tenure at TCA demonstrates his commitment and dedication to improving Orange County’s mobility. Through his career at TCA and engineering contributions to the county’s toll road system, he is forever a part of Orange County’s transportation history.”

Lowe has worked at TCA since 1997 and has nearly 40 years of transportation engineering experience. As Chief Engineer he was responsible for the engineering management and maintenance of Orange County’s 51-miles of toll roads. He led a team of engineers and consultants for TCA’s capital projects program, most recently including the 241/91 Express Connector and South Orange County Traffic Relief Program. He also ensured TCA remained at the forefront of the industry through sustainable transportation practices for the 241/91 Express Connector and his active participation in the civil engineering community.

A Civil Engineering graduate from the University of Southern California, Lowe is enjoying retirement with his family of five children and six grandchildren while also squeezing in some time to surf.

Lowe was among six engineers honored at the February 15 ceremony at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana.

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