|Herbert Howard Government Civil Engineer of the Year Award|
This award is presented to an outstanding Civil Engineer who has contributed substantially to the field. The award is named after Herbert Howard (1934-1997), who had a 36-year distinguished career with the New York District and North Atlantic Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Herbert Howard joined the Corps as a beginning civil engineer in 1957 when he received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree from the City College of New York. He also received a Master's Degree in Urban Planning from New York University. After his retirement from the Corps in 1990, Herb took on assignments as a consulting engineer. He was active in ASCE, serving as Chairman of the Met Section's Civil Engineers in Government Group, on the Met Section Board of Directors, and a member of an ASCE national committee. (This award was formerly known as the Met Section Government Civil Engineer of the Year.)
2012 Recipient:Phillip Eng, P.E.
Assistant Commissioner/Chief Engineer
New York State Department of Transportation
Phillip Eng, P.E., has recently been appointed Assistant Commissioner/Chief Engineer for the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). His responsibilities include managing the 2,600 person Engineering Division; overseeing the design and construction of the Department's $1.7 billion annual capital construction letting program; and assuring the safety of the 17,000 publicly owned bridges in New York State.
For more than 27 years, Mr. Eng has served the public as part of NYSDOT, starting in 1983 as Junior Engineer. He has held a number of key positions since then, including Regional Director of the New York City office. Previously, he was: Director of Regional Operations, Assistant Director of Regional Structures, Regional Maintenance Engineer, Construction Area Supervisor and Design Supervisor.
Mr. Eng, a native New Yorker, is a licensed professional engineer in New York State. He received his Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Cooper Union and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is a past director of the ASCE Metropolitan Section. He and his wife, Carole, reside in Smithtown, NY with their two sons and twin daughters.
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