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NCSEA Special Awards

» NCSEA 20th Annual Conference Awards Program 

 

Previous Special Award Winners


James Delahay Award

This award is presented at the recommendation of the NCSEA Code Advisory Committee, to recognize outstanding individual contributions towards the development of building codes and standards. It is given in the spirit of its namesake, a person who made a long and lasting contribution to the code development process. Nominees are submitted to the NCSEA Board by the Code Advisory Committee Chairperson.

2004:  James Rongoe
2005:  John Hooper 
2006:  Ronald Hamburger
2007:  David Bonneville
2008:  Michael Valley
2009:  Larry Griffis & Edwin Huston
2010:  Robert Bachman 
2011:  James R. Harris
2012:  James Robinson
2013:  Alan G. Steinle

 

NCSEA Service Award

This award is presented to an individual who has worked for the betterment of NCSEA to a degree that is beyond the norm of volunteerism. It is given to someone who has made a clear and indisputable contribution to the organization and therefore to the profession. Nominees for this award should be submitted to the NCSEA Board. NCSEA Board members are not eligible.

1999:  W. Gene Corley & Ronald F. Nelson
2000:  James T. Slider
2001:  Norm Scheel
2002:  Fred Cowen
2004:  Craig Cartwright
2006:  Stephanie Young
2007:  Ronald Hamburger
2008:  Jon Schmidt
2009:  Timothy Mays
2010:  Edwin T. Huston
2011:  Marc S. Barter
2012:  Emile Troup & Mike Tylk
2013:  Greg Schindler

 

Robert Cornforth Award

This award is presented to an individual for exceptional dedication and exemplary service to a Member organization and to the profession. Nominees are submitted to the NCSEA Board by the Member Organizations. NCSEA Board members are not eligible.

2001:  Emile Troup
2003:  Benjamin Baer & Marc Barter
2004:  Mike Tylk
2005:  Craig Barnes
2009:  David Bonneville
2010:  William Holmes & Robert B. Johnson
2011:  Edwin T. Huston & William L. Lavicka
2012:  Ronald Milmed
   

 

The Susan M. Frey NCSEA Educator Award

NCSEA is pleased to announce the creation of a “Susan M. Frey NCSEA Educator Award”, established to honor the memory of one of NCSEA’s finest instructors, who passed away in May, 2013. NCSEA posthumously recognizes Sue Frey as the inaugural winner, in recognition of her genuine interest in, and extraordinary talent for, effective instruction for practicing structural engineers. Subsequent winners of this award will present a special webinar to NCSEA members at a deeply discounted cost, as a continuing legacy to Sue Frey.

2013:  Susan M. Frey
   

 

» Nomination-NCSEA Service & Robert Cornforth Awards 

At the NCSEA Annual Conference each year, special awards are given to NCSEA members who have provided outstanding service and commitment to the association and to the structural engineering field. These include the James Delahay Award, the NCSEA Service Award, and the Robert Cornforth Award.

Nominations are accepted for these awards in the months prior to the Annual Conference. However, awards are based on worthy recipients and may not be awarded each year.

The 2013 NCSEA Special Awards Honorees

The James Delahay Award

Alan G. Steinle, P.E.

The James M. Delahay Award is presented at the recommendation of the NCSEA Code Advisory Committee to recognize outstanding individual contributions towards the development of building codes and standards. It is given in the spirit of its namesake, a person who made a long and lasting contribution to the code development process.

Alan Steinle is Vice President of Structural Engineering at VanDemark & Lynch, Inc., a Wilmington, Delaware Civil/Surveying firm. Alan received his BSCE from the University of Delaware in 1970, served on active duty as an Army Corps of Engineers Officer, was the Port Engineer at the Port of Wilmington, Delaware, a project manager with a steel fabrication/erection company, and a structural engineer for a local consulting firm. In 1993, he founded Steinle Construction Engineers, Inc., which was acquired by VanDemark & Lynch in 2011. Alan has been a member of the Delaware Architectural Accessibility Board, a National Director of ACEC, President of ACEC Delaware, and a member of the CASE Contracts Committee. He is Past Chairman of, and currently an ACEC Delegate to, the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee. Alan is an International Code Council member and has been the NCSEA representative to the International Residential Code (IRC) Development Committee since 2006. He recently participated in the IRC Development Hearings in Dallas for the 2015 IRC.

The NCSEA Service Award

Greg Schindler, S.E.

The NCSEA Service Award is presented to an individual or individuals who have worked for the betterment of NCSEA to a degree that is beyond the norm of volunteerism. It is given to someone who has made a clear and indisputable contribution to the organization and therefore to the profession.

Greg Schindler, SE, is an Associate at KPFF Consulting Engineers in Seattle. He has been involved with NCSEA from its inception and attended its formative meeting in Denver in 1992 as a representative of the Board of Directors of SEAW. Since then, Greg has been actively involved in many aspects of NCSEA, including serving for several years as Chair of the NCSEA Awards Program. He served on the NCSEA Board of Directors from 1997 to 2002 and was President from 2000-2001. Currently, he is a member of the Editorial Board of STRUCTURE Magazine, is on the NCSEA Code Advisory Subcommittee on Quality Assurance and Special Inspection, and represents NCSEA on the Board of Directors of the Building Seismic Safety Council. He is also a former board member and Past President of SEAW, Seattle Chapter, where he has served on several committees and served as chair of the SEAW structural refresher course and as an instructor in the ATC-20 training course. In 2001, he was honored as the SEAW Seattle Chapter Structural Engineer of the Year.

The Susan M. Frey NCSEA Educator Award

Susan M. Frey, P.E., S.E.

NCSEA is pleased to announce the creation of a “Susan M. Frey NCSEA Educator Award”, established to honor the memory of one of NCSEA’s finest instructors, who passed away in May, 2013. NCSEA posthumously recognizes Sue Frey as the inaugural winner, in recognition of her genuine interest in, and extraordinary talent for, effective instruction for practicing structural engineers. Subsequent winners of this award will present a special webinar to NCSEA members at a deeply discounted cost, as a continuing legacy to Sue Frey.

Sue Frey spent her entire career at CH2M HILL and also served as an adjunct professor in the civil engineering department at Oregon State University beginning in 1995. Sue contributed countless volunteer hours to NCSEA, actively participating in the Licensure and Continuing Education Committees. She was instrumental in the development of the NCSEA-Kaplan Structural Examination Review Course and taught the masonry and exam strategies portions of the Course to stellar reviews. Sue was also a frequent presenter at NCSEA seminars and webinars. She served as President of the Structural Engineers Association of Oregon (SEAO) from 1997-1998, was honored by SEAO with a Special Merit for Lifetime Achievement Award, and was SEAO’s Delegate to NCSEA for many years. She was awarded Purdue’s Civil Engineer Alumni Achievement award in 2005 and served on Purdue’s Civil Engineering Advisory Council. Sue was an active member of The Masonry Society, The Masonry Standard Joint Committee and the American Concrete Institute.