The Construction Management Association of America has awarded Sound Transit Construction Management Director, Dick Sage, with its Person of the Year award. The award is presented annually to industry leaders who have made significant contributions to the profession. The organization recently presented Sage with the award at its annual dinner.
“Dick’s thoughtful, professional approach to his work helps maintain a standard of excellence at Sound Transit,” said Ahmad Fazel, Executive Director of the Sound Transit Design, Engineering and Construction Management Department.
In his 15th year with Sound Transit, Sage oversees work on light rail, commuter rail and regional express bus capital construction programs. He has also played roles in managing major light rail construction projects.
Sage has 47 years of experience in construction. He previously worked 26 years with contractors in the heavy civil/ highway construction industry on tunnels, heavy civil structures, highways and bridges. He also worked for four years in water systems and sewer design and construction surveys. Sage also served for three years as an officer in Engineering Branch of the U.S. Army.
He graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in civil engineering and is a registered professional engineer and certified construction manager.
He is a Committee Member of two Transportation Research Board committees: Tunnel and Underground Structures and Construction Management. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (life member), the Construction Management Association of America, the Underground Construction Association and the Disputes Resolution Board Foundation.
Also this year, the Puget Sound Engineering Council named him Government Engineer of the Year.
In 2013, Sage received the Distinguished Owner Award from the Construction Management Association of America (Pacific Northwest Chapter).