WFEO Medal of Engineering Excellence
The first presentation of the WFEO Medal of Engineering Excellence was made in September 1989 in Prague, Czechoslovakia, during the 12th General Assembly of WFEO.
The Medal is presented biennially hereafter, helping direct world attention to the practice, theory and public contributions of engineering. The recipient is chosen based on his or her noteworthy contributions to the practice, theory, or public status of engineering. Selection also takes into consideration the appreciable experience in the profession, international standing as well as significant educational accomplishments.
Professor Chan is the winner of the 2013 WFEO Award of Engineering Excellence for his contributions to the advancement of theory, practice, commercialization of electric vehicles and creative engineering education.
Prof CHAN is one of the foremost international authorities on electric vehicles.
He has made an outstanding contribution to science, technology and industry.
He served as chairman of more than a dozen committees of international professional institutions
His contribution is wide ranging in the international arena and covers academic industrial, professional, educational and public awareness issues.
WFEO Medal of Excellence in Engineering Education
The first presentation of WFEO Medal for Excellence in Engineering Education was made in Madrid, Spain, in November 1999, during the 18th General Assembly of WFEO. The Medal was to be presented biennially hereafter, helping direct world attention to the importance of continuing improvement in the quality, delivery and relevance of engineering education and training.
The recipient is chosen based on his or her noteworthy contributions to the improvement of engineering education. Special consideration is also given to outstanding services rendered by educators to engineering educational institutions, and to those involved in the education of engineers. Selection also takes into account appreciable experience in the profession as well as significant educational accomplishments.
Professor Xila Liu is the winner of the 2013 WFEO Award of Excellence in Engineering Education.
He served in WFEO for more than 14 years and is currently finishing his term as National Member for China at the WFEO Executive Council.
He is also member of the WFEO committees on Engineering Capacity Building and Education in Engineeringand is a Registered Structural Engineer (First Class) in China and a Chartered Engineer in UK.
His competency in drafting and creating engineering education strategies and programs on national and international scales is highly recognized.
He received many education awards such as the “Beijing Excellence Teacher Award” and “Shanghai Teaching Masters Award”.
He was twice voted as “The Favorite Teacher” by 17000 SJTU students. Since 1987, he advised 37 PhD and 52 Master students.
He is the author or co-author of 5 books and about 400 technical papers.
The Hassib J. Sabbagh Award for Engineering Construction Excellence
The purpose of this Award is to direct world attention to the role of engineering in sustainable development. The Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), under the leadership of late Hassib J. Sabbagh, gave the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) responsibility for organizing the Hassib J. Sabbagh Award for Engineering Construction Excellence.
This Award was instituted in 2002 by the initiative and endowment of late Hassib J. Sabbagh who devoted many years of concern and effort in the area of engineering and construction.
The London 2012 Olympic Park Project Team is the winner of the 2013 Hassib J. Sabbagh Award for Engineering Construction Excellence.
The London 2012 Olympic Park Project Team were a triumph not just for sport, but a triumph for engineering. Demonstrating the transformational power of civil engineering to act as an agent of change and provide the underpinning infrastructure on which civilizations depends, lifting both body and spirit to new heights.
Record breaking on and off the track, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and LOCOG and their delivery partners conceived, designed, constructed and delivered the most sustainable Olympic and Paralympic facilities ever built, on time and budget to high sustainability standards. The London Olympic Park has delivered sustainability at the systems scale. The Olympic Park is the largest new urban parkland in Europe for 150 years, a 2.5 square-km site featuring a number of waterways and links to surrounding areas via highway, cycle way and rail networks. In the preparation of the site, segregation of waste on site was over 90% against an industry average of 50%.
One million m3 of the excavated materials on the site needed environmental treatment/remediation. Around 69% of all materials were to develop the Park brought in by rail or river, minimizing traffic disruption and with other environmental benefits. The Accident Frequency Rate (AFR) was 0.17 compared to the UK construction sector average of 0.4
All of the civil engineering, landscaping and public realm works at the Olympic Park were assessed and verified using CEEQUAL in 17 separate package assessments, all achieving ‘Excellent’ rate awards.
London 2012 was the first Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games to measure its carbon footprint over the entire project term.
The Olympic Park project has not only set a high standard for future large-scale sporting events and infrastructure projects, but has also shown the transformative power of civil engineering to deliver sustainable outcomes at the systems level, while simultaneously transforming the industry itself.