Current Recipient



Dawn Demetrick-Tattle, CivE 8T5



Dawn Tattle has distinguished herself as a highly respected leader in a very complex and challenging industry.

In the 25 years since her graduation, Dawn has worked her way up in Anchor Shoring & Caissons Ltd., a well-respected group of three companies specializing in soil retention and deep foundation solutions, and has served as its president since 1997. During this time, Anchor’s revenues have increased significantly and Dawn took a leading role in many high-profile projects, including the Air Canada Centre, BCE Place, Hospital for Sick Children, MaRS Discovery District, Royal Ontario Museum, the Bahen Centre for Information Technology, two TTC stations and Maple Leaf Square in Toronto. Anchor has provided innovative and practical solutions resulting in substantial time and costs savings to numerous projects, including suggesting and designing a more efficient and less expensive pile-driving alternative which reduced by half the time required to complete this portion of the Casino Windsor project.

Dawn has pushed the traditional barriers by being persistent, passionate about her work, and refusing to accept the word "impossible.” She has authored numerous articles in trade publications, and has been a conference presenter for the Association of Drilled Shaft Contractors, Deep Foundations Institute, and EPIC Educational Program Innovation seminars. She has also volunteered extensively in her community, and in the professional community as a leader, mentor, and a contributor to industry organizations. Dawn’s many leadership roles and distinctions include:

•    Past-President, Toronto chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction, 1992
•    One of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 in the Trailblazers and Trendsetters category, Women’s Executive
     Network, 2008
•    Board of Directors, Toronto Construction Association, 2010
•    Women’s International Network (WIN) Network GCC Chair, Young Presidents’ Association, 2010