Aquanuity, Inc., the leader in strategy-led simulation-powered geocentric water infrastructure digital twin software, today announced that its Chairman and CEO, Paul Boulos, was elected to the National Academy of Construction (NAC). The NAC Class of 2023 members is composed of 34 industry practitioners from various sectors of the engineering and construction industry. Boulos will be formally inducted October 12 during the NAC Construction Hall of Fame Gala in Boston, MA.
In electing Boulos to the class of 2023, NAC cited him as an “innovative leader and prolific entrepreneur with significant contributions in water infrastructure engineering and philanthropy for disadvantaged and under served youth.”
Election to the National Academy of Construction is a high professional honor for engineers and constructors and is conferred with care on those few, most qualified. Election criteria for NAC is rigorous: leadership, exceptional service, a continued commitment to making a contribution, past recognition by peers for innovation, and being recognized as “best of the best.” The 448 current NAC members have all made significant contributions to the effectiveness of the engineering and construction industry; are recognized as industry leaders by their peers; and demonstrate high personal integrity and a concern for the health of the entire industry.
“I am humbled by this signal recognition; however, no one achieves such an honor single-handedly,” said Boulos. “I share this honor with all my current and former colleagues who continuously strive for excellence in everything they do to help improve everyone’s quality of life and build a better world for the greater good.”
Other new NAC members for 2023 include Mark Pestrella (Director of L.A. County Public Works), Greg Gidez (Corporate Director for Design Services for Hensel Phelps), Keith London (President/CEO of Kennedy/Jenks Consultants), Todd Semonite (President of Federal Programs for WSP), and Lisa Washington (CEO/Executive Director of Design-Build Institute of America).
Among his many recognitions and awards, Boulos has been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering, the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and the University of Kentucky Hall of Distinction; was recognized with the ASCE OPAL Lifetime Achievement Award, the EWRI Lifetime Achievement Award, the ASCE John I. Parcel–Leif J. Sverdrup Civil Engineering Management Award, the ASCE Simon W. Freese Environmental Engineering Award, and the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists Edward J. Cleary Award; was elected to the grade of Distinguished Member of ASCE; and was the recipient of the U.S. Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
The National Academy of Construction, established in 1999, is an organization of industry leaders that recognizes those who have made outstanding, life-long contributions to the design and construction industry. For more information on the NAC, visit https://naocon.org.
Aquanuity is an engineering technology company focused on helping the world’s water infrastructure work better. We blend science and creativity to create cutting-edge innovations that play a critical role in advancing a sustainable future. Our innovative software fundamentally changes the way water utilities and engineering firms can use technology to create and manage safe, efficient, reliable, sustainable, resilient and smarter water infrastructure and build better communities.