Castle Contracting Design Manager Amy Huller, P.E., Honored With 2021 Women in Construction Recognition


Amy Huller, P.E., design manager in the civil design-build group at Castle Contracting, LLC, has earned recognition on the 2021 Constructech Women in Construction list. She’s the only St. Louis-based honoree in the seventh-annual awards program, which recognizes the most successful women working within the construction industry and embracing technology.

An experienced design engineer, project manager and GIS specialist, Huller oversees site development projects on a broad range of commercial, residential, healthcare, mixed-use and industrial developments. Her involvement spans from early concept design to construction administration.

Huller also serves as a bridge between the design and construction disciplines, collaborating closely with her construction colleagues to leverage technology and improve the quality and efficiency of project deliverables.

Since joining Castle in 2018, Huller has helped the company expand its design-build project volume by more than 200%. She frequently engages with developers and other potential clients to help educate them on the benefits of the civil design-build delivery approach.

“In-house civil design is a unique service offering for a civil construction company, and Amy’s expertise helps Castle clients make informed decisions and experience a smooth construction process without surprises,” said Christie Brinkman, director of design-build at Castle Contracting. “As an influential leader within the design and construction community, she is deserving of this recognition.”

A 14-year Girl Scout troop leader, Huller takes seriously her role in introducing young women to potential careers in engineering and other STEM fields. She currently mentors eight high school seniors (including her youngest daughter) and helps them to build confidence, learn difficult skills and achieve success.

For the last 10 years, Huller has been a camp director for the Belleville Swansea Girl Scout service unit. This has involved organizing Camp Wonders of Water, a technology-based journey where participants learn how to conserve and reuse water as well as how the wastewater treatment process works.

She also serves as small craft instructor and teaches young girls how to canoe and operate small sailboats, kayaks and paddleboards.

Chosen by a group of former winners and the Constructech editorial team, the 2021 Women in Construction winners were selected from more than 100 nominees. Learn more about the honorees.

Castle Contracting, LLC provides turnkey site preparation and design-build services, site utilities, earthwork and trenchless technology directly to owners; general contractors; and mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection contractors. The company’s earthmoving expertise is visible throughout the St. Louis region and from coast to coast. Castle’s recent civil contracting projects in St. Louis include Gateway Arch National Park, the East End transformation of Washington University’s Danforth campus, Next NGA West, and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Neuroscience Research Building.


Dr. Siavash Zamiran, P.E. Wins Young Engineer of the Year Award


FacebooktwitterlinkedinmailMarino Engineering Associates, Inc. (MEA) of St. Louis, Missouri is proud to announce that Dr. Siavash Zamiran, P.E., was selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) St. Louis Section to receive the 2018 Young Engineer of the Year Award. This award recognizes professional contributions of Section Members under 35 who have made substantial contributions to the engineering profession as well as the ASCE St. Louis Section. The award was given at the ASCE St. Louis Section 2018 Annual Awards Dinner on September 21, 2018.

Dr. Zamiran is a Project Engineer at MEA, and has worked at the company in various roles since late 2015. He received his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in August 2017, with a dissertation on seismic analysis of retaining walls. Dr. Zamiran has published over 30 technical papers and serves on ASCE Rock Mechanics, ASCE Deep Foundations, and Geomate Technical Committees, in addition to being the chair of the Sustainability Committee for ASCE St. Louis.

MEA is a leading expert in advanced subsidence and geotechnical engineering challenges. With over 38 years of service, Marino Engineering Associates, Inc. (MEA) has practice across a wide-ranging scope of geotechnical engineering and subsidence engineering. MEA provides subsidence and geotechnical services including shallow and deep foundation systems, all types of retaining structures, and underground excavations, as well as numerical 2D and 3D seepage, soil-structure interaction analyses, sophisticated slope stability analyses, and rock engineering.Facebooktwitterlinkedinmail