Branch Members Nominated for Engineering Awards


The Engineering Council of Birmingham is having its 57th Annual Awards Banquet on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016.  ECOB has a diverse group of societies that range from educational, professional, and specialty trade associations and holds a banquet every year to recognize distinguished members for their achievements over the past year.  As a member of ECOB, the Birmingham Branch ASCE has the pleasure of nominating some of our very own members for these awards.  If you would like to know more about ECOB and the awards banquet, you can visit them HERE.

The ASCE members who were nominated this year are:

Name:  Chuck Burgin, P.E.

Bio:  Chuck Burgin, P.E. graduated from South Carolina where he received his Bachelors of Science in Geology. Burgin then attended University of Florida and received his graduate degrees in Geology and Civil Engineering. Burgin has 38 years of experience, 34 of those years have been with BHATE Geosciences in the Birmingham Office. Chuck has worked on more then 2, 200 projects in the southeast area that involved geotechnical evaluation. Chuck is an active member in the ASCE- Birmingham Branch, Associated General Contractors, American Concrete Institute and AIA-Birmingham Chapter. He also serves on the Board for the City Trussville Schools. 

Name:  Maggie Parker Weems, E.I.

Bio:  Maggie Parker Weems graduated from Birmingham-Southern College and the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree and a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Civil Engineering. Maggie has almost 10 years of experience as an environmental engineer where she focuses on due diligence, remediation and cleanup, and Brownfield and FEMA grant projects. She has been involved with ASCE for many years serving in all executive positions with the Birmingham Branch and Birmingham’s Younger Member Group. Currently, Maggie is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Alabama Section and a committee member on the ASCE Society-level Committee on Pre-College Outreach. Through her duties with the Birmingham Branch, Maggie is involved in the Richard S. Woodruff Pre-College Outreach Program and is the Central Alabama Liaison for Alabama’s Future City Competition. Maggie also serves as the Executive Board Vice Chair and the Curriculum Chair for the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Mentor Program of Alabama.

Name:  Shelia Montgomery-Mills

Bio:  Shelia Montgomery-Mills' career spans over 20 years in the project management field, specializing in construction services, beginning as a civil servant, moving on to a site development firm, and  later to commercial and residential renovations firm.   Eventually establishing Civil Construction Solutions offering services focusing on project and construction management services to project owners and contractors.  Helping people build projects! Shelia is currently the President of the Alabama Section of ASCE and previously served in various leadership roles with the Birmingham Branch ASCE. She also serves on ASCE’s Committee on America’s Infrastructure and has represent Alabama for four years at ASCE’s Annual Washington DC Legislative Fly-in. She serves on several academic boards including UAB’s School of Engineering Advisory Board and Carver High School Engineering Academy Advisory Board. She also serves on the Design Review Committee for the City of Birmingham.

ECOB has asked that each society collect funds and ticket requests and send them in a single check requesting tickets.  To order your tickets to attend this event, please RSVP to secretary@bham-asce.org by Monday February 8th with your name and the number of tickets requested.  Please come show your support for all three of our branch members nominated to receive an award.