Providence Engineering Society Honors
QDC's Managing Dir. with Freeman Award
The Providence Engineering Society recently held their 94th Annual Awards Banquet and awarded one of its most prestigious honors, The Freeman Award, to Steven J. King, PE, Managing Director of the Quonset Development Corporation.
The Freeman Award
The Freeman Award was inspired by one the Society's most famous members, John Ripley Freeman, widely known as a key engineer on the Panama Canal and an authority on earthquake phenomena. However, it was his contributions as a consultant to several public works projects in Rhode Island, New England and across the globe that earned him the respect of the Providence society.
The award recognized King for his "outstanding contributions to the civil engineering profession in the State of Rhode Island." In addition to the plaque, King also received special citations from Governor Lincoln Chafee, Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts, Senate President Teresa Paiva-Weed, Speaker of the House Gordon Fox, and Providence Mayor Angel Tavares.