IRVINE, Calif., February 12, 1996 - Three Fluor Daniel employees
will be honored by the Institute for the Advancement of
Engineering (IAE), and the Orange County Engineering Council
(OCEC), during this year's National Engineers Week celebration,
Akshay Marfatia, director of civil/structural engineering,
has been named a Fellow IAE, and will be honored for the
extraordinary accomplishments made during his 22-year career with
Design engineer, Rory McGruer, will receive IAE's
Outstanding New Engineer Award. This award is presented annually
to an engineer who has demonstrated outstanding capability during
the early stages of his or her career. The IAE annual awards
banquet will be held at the California Museum of Science and
Industry in Los Angeles, Saturday, February 17.
In addition, the Orange County Engineering Council will
honor Suzanne Huffmon Esber, director of community affairs, with
the Outstanding Services Award for her public service activities
associated with the Fluor Foundation, Saturday, February 24, at
the Hyatt Alicante in Garden Grove.
Fluor Daniel Technologies will be honored with the
Engineering Project Achievement Award, for the commercialization
of its seismic mitigation device, called Energy Dissipating
Restraint. The device protects buildings, bridges and piping
systems from an earthquake by minimizing the extent of potential
Furthermore, UCI professor, George Miller, who co-manages
several Fluor Daniel-sponsored educational programs at UCI, will
receive the Distinguished Engineering Educator Award.
National Engineers Week was established in 1951 and is the
collective effort of engineering societies, government agencies
and major corporations, designed to recognize 1.8 million
Fluor Daniel, Inc., the principal subsidiary of Fluor
Corporation, is a global engineering, construction and
diversified services company with more than 50 offices worldwide.