Engineers Recognized as Rising Stars in the Industry

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COLUMBIA, S.C. - May 9, 2014 - PRLog -- Civil Engineering News selected ICA Engineering’s Ms. Jennifer Mustar, PE (Greenville, S.C.) and Mr. Greg Schuch, PE (Columbia, S.C.) as 2014 Rising Stars. The prestigious Rising Star awards recognize 30 individuals,  40 years old or younger working in the United States, who have shown exceptional technical capability, leadership ability, effective teaching or research, or public service benefiting the civil and structural engineering professions, their employers, project owners, and society.

CE News selected Mustar as a Rising Star in Structural Engineering and Schuch as a Rising Star in Civil Engineering.  Editors selected Mustar and Schuch from an impressive group of nominees from both the private and public sectors. Mustar and Schuch are featured online as well as in the April Issue of Civil + Structural Engineer Magazine, a CE News publication.

“This is a career-defining achievement. Jennifer and Greg have sacrificed and worked hard over their careers for this honor, and it is a joy to see that hard work acknowledged and rewarded with this selection. As a company, we are all very proud of Greg and Jennifer, and I am personally proud and honored to work with them both,” said Mark Acuff, president, ICA Engineering.

“ICA Engineering has been blessed with remarkable talent in South Carolina.  CE News chose both of these top notch engineers for the Rising Star award over engineers submitted from across the United States.  I am pleased to work with both Greg and Jennifer, and look forward to seeing the success that is sure to define their future,” said David Beaty, S.C. Regional Manager, ICA Engineering.

Jennifer Mustar, PE (age 35), senior project engineer, ICA Engineering, Greenville, S.C., is involved in bridge design, project management, and plan development for various transportation projects. Specifically, her bridge design experience includes design of single- and multiple-span bridges with prestressed concrete and structural steel spans, curved steel girders, integral end bents, pile and spread footings, and drilled shafts. She has also performed cost analyses and alternate studies, along with design and plan development for several roadway projects. Additionally, she has experience with both design-build and design-bid-build delivery methods and has worked for a variety of clients, including state departments of transportation, local municipalities and private developers. Mustar is involved in various professional and community organizations and has been an active member of the ASCE since college. Mustar is active in the Upstate Chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) organization, serving on the board and as the chair of the Communications Committee.

Greg Schuch, PE (age 38), senior project manager, ICA Engineering, Columbia, S.C., has fulfilled leadership roles on six projects that have won Engineering Excellence awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina and one project that won a national award from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). Two of these award-winning projects involved innovative construction materials that allowed the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) to obtain additional funding from the Federal Highway Administration. One project was the first SCDOT project to use high performance steel in bridge girders and included coordination with researchers at the University of South Carolina. Schuch is an active member of the Design Build Institute of America and has represented South Carolina as a consultant representative on the AGC-ACEC-SCDOT Joint Design-Build Subcommittee. Accomplishments of this group during Schuch’s tenure include the incorporation of a process for alternative technical concepts and confidential meetings during the procurement process as well as initiation of stipend payments to unsuccessful proposers.

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About ICA Engineering, Inc

ICA Engineering, Inc. has been meeting and exceeding government and private-sector client expectations with first-class service and expertise in civil engineering and environmental services for nearly 50 years. One of the most skilled and experienced engineering consultancies in the US, the firm focuses on designing and strengthening America’s civil infrastructure in the transportation,  design-build, construction management, geotechnical, water resources, environmental,

energy and utilities sectors. The firm employs a staff of more than 280 in 13 regional office locations,

and is expanding into other rapidly growing US markets. ICA Engineering is an industry leader in providing infrastructure solutions and is listed in the ENR top 500 firms in the country.

ICA Engineering and its parent company, Infrastructure Corporation of America, combine expertise for planning and implementing engineering projects with performance-based asset management operations to provide efficiencies essential to agencies looking to lower costs and improve quality. For more information visit or

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