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Category Archives: Engineering Hall of Fame Recipients

2016 Delaware Valley Hall of Fame Inductee: City Plan of Philadelphia

The City Plan of Philadelphia, conceived by Englishman William Penn and surveyed by Thomas Holme in the late 17th century, is one of the most defining characteristics of center city Philadelphia, and was a model for city planning throughout developing colonial North America and the newly created United States. Consisting of a regular grid of […]

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2016 Delaware Valley Hall of Fame Inductee: Frankford Avenue (The King’s Road) Bridge

In 1697, the residents of Lower Dublin Township in the Colony of Pennsylvania designed and constructed a three-span stone arch bridge with an 18-foot wide roadway to carry The King’s Road across Pennypack Creek. This provided a critical connection for colonial communities to the north, including Trenton and New York. Stagecoach service across the bridge […]

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2014 Delaware Valley Hall of Fame Inductee: Vukan R. Vuchic, PhD

The Delaware Valley Engineering Hall of Fame is comprised of individuals, teams, projects and companies whose engineering achievements have had a lasting impact on the profession and/or the public.  The Delaware Valley Engineers Week Committee of the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia is proud to induct  Vukan R. Vuchic, Ph.D., into the Delaware Valley Engineering Hall […]

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2012 Delaware Valley Hall of Fame Inductee: Carl A. Baumert, Jr., PE

Carl A. Baumert, Jr., PE, has worked as a professional engineer for nearly 60 years, directing the structural engineering of major new building and renovation projects. His technical proficiency, creativity, and penchant for history have left a lasting impression on the design and construction community in Philadelphia and at large. A registered engineer since 1958, Carl served as principal of Keast & Hood Co. from 1963 to 1995. Now in his 80s, Carl continues working in Keast & Hood Co.’s Philadelphia office where he focuses on historic restoration and rehabilitation projects, including participation since 1991 as the lead structural consultant for the multi- disciplinary restoration team for Philadelphia’s City Hall.

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2011 Hall of Fame Inductee: Roy F. Weston, PhD, PE, DEE

More than 50 years ago, Roy F. Weston began translating a societal imperative — addressing the environmental threat to the global quality of life — into a business challenge. He combined a wealth of philosophical foresight with an entrepreneurial fervor that pioneered the environmental services industry. Environmental Statesmanship – An honorary degree in 1981 from […]

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