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Engineer of the Year

Engineer of the YearThomas Lee North, Portland District, Northwestern Division was recognized as the Lieutenant General Elvin R. “Vald” Heiberg III Engineer of the Year Award by the Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters.

As a senior structural engineer, Mr. North has significantly advanced USACE’s design capability. He sponsors continuing education programs related to structural engineering conducted through USACE and the American Society of Civil Engineers, Structural Engineering Institute.

His most recent contributions include leading the development of design/inspection and inventory expertise for hydraulic steel structures. He advised the Nation of St. Lucia on bridge design and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on the incorporation of ASCE-7 seismic provisions for USAID Palestinian projects on the West Bank, State of Israel. He developed “fit for service” assessment guidelines for USACE hydraulic steel structures, which determines what can work and what structures need to be fixed.

North presently serves as the founding president for the Oregon American Society of Civil Engineers, Structural Engineering Institute. As a direct result of his exemplary leadership and technical expertise in structural engineering, Mr. North has brought great credit to USACE, both nationally and internationally.

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