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National Engineers Week was established in 1951 to help increase public understanding of the engineering profession. In the Delaware Valley, Engineers Week program have been held since 1953. The programs are sponsored by a collaboration of engineering societies, government agencies, universities, and major corporations representing thousands of engineers. Engineers Week is a strong venue to inform our citizens of the value of engineers, celebrate engineering technology and innovation, and cultivate interest in math, science and engineering among the nation's youth - tomorrow's work force.

Get ready to celebrate Engineers' Week 2021!   Click here to learn more!

The Philadelphia Business Journal Supplement for Engineers' Week 2020 can be found here.


Congratulations to Bill Thomsen! He was elected Engineer of the Year for 2021! He was nominated by ASCE.

Bill Thomsen serves as the senior vice president and COO of national services for Urban Engineers, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for the operations of all offices and services throughout the firm’s national geography. He also serves as the President and CEO and an owner of our related company in New York. Additionally, he serves as principal for overseeing “Mega Projects” program management services.  

Mr. Thomsen has special expertise concerning track, catenary, signal, and communications for transit systems. He is familiar with all aspects of civil engineering as they relate to transportation, and is well-qualified in the special requirements for coordination of engineering projects with active railroads and systems of public transportation. He has performed project management, design, construction, value engineering, construction claims support, and expert witness services. Mr. Thomsen served as the quality assurance officer and chaired the Executive Advisory Committee for the Schuylkill Valley Metro program, providing support through team leadership. He has significant national experience with major capital improvement projects from planning through construction for SEPTA, MARTA, Tri-Rail, MDTA, Lynx, DART, FWTA, RTD, RTC, Md MTA, WMATA, MBTA, LACMTA, NJ Transit, and MTA.

Mr. Thomsen has represented ASCE on the planning committee for the Area Coalition for Transportation in support of permanent funding for SEPTA and is active in legislative affairs. He is a former adjunct professor for Temple University, lecturing on transportation engineering, and has taught a professional engineering registration review seminar, and as an instructor on Risk Assessments for the National Transit Institute (NTI). He is also serving on the national executive committee for the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) . He earned his bachelor’s degree in civil/environmental engineering from Clarkson University and a master’s degree in engineering management from Drexel University.


He has been an active member of the Philadelphia Section of ASCE for many years and has served in numerous capacities as a Section officer and Board member, culminating in his term as Section President in 1994-95. He continues to lead our Transportation and Urban Development Technical Group (now the T&DI, Philadelphia Chapter) He was awarded the 2018 Civil Engineer of the Year by the section.

Congratulations to Kevin Brown ! He was elected Young Engineer of the Year for 2021! He was nominated by Urban Engineers. Click here to learn more about Kevin

Kevin Brown serves as a construction manager for Urban Engineers, Inc. In this role he has served as a consultant during construction for clients such as the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, the Schuylkill River Development Corporation, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Kevin is currently the transportation construction manager on the PennDOT I-76 Rehabilitation Project in Philadelphia. While the majority of Kevin’s experience is in highway and bridge construction, he also has experience in building site-work management and has served as a civil engineering materials adjunct professor at The College of New Jersey.

Mr. Brown earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree in civil engineering from Widener University. Kevin is heavily involved in the Greater Philadelphia Affiliate of the ACE Mentor Program where he mentors underrepresented high school students in the fields of Architecture, Construction, and Engineering. In addition to being a mentor and team leader for the program, he has served on the affiliate’s board of direction, is currently on the advisory council, and is co-chair of the ACE Alumni Committee.

Mr. Brown is a past-President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Philadelphia Section Younger Member Forum (YMF) and is currently a Director on the ASCE Philadelphia Section’s board. Kevin served as co-chair of the planning committee for the Multi-Region Leadership Conference that occurred in early 2020 and attracted over 500 engineering professionals and students. In addition, he sits on the Society-level Committee on Student Members and is the Practitioner Advisor for both Temple and Widener University’s ASCE Student Chapters. He is currently the Vice President of the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia and a member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), and the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE).


Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors! DONATE TODAY FOR DVEW 2021!

President's Circle ($3500 to $4999)

Drexel University, College of Engineering

Temple University, College of Engineering



Franklin Sponsors ($2000-$3999)

American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Delaware Valley Section

American Society of Civil Engineers, Philadelphia Section
Burns Engineering, Inc.
Matthew J. Burns, PE
Pennoni Associates, Inc
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STV, Inc.


Timothy Haahs & Associates, Inc.


Traffic Planning & Design, Inc.


Urban Engineers, Inc.


Edison Sponsors ($1000-$1999)

American Society of Highway Engineers, Delaware Valley Section
Bentley Systems, Inc. † *
Boles, Smyth Associates Inc.
Genesis Engineers
Genesis AEC
Kreischer Miller
McMahon Associates, Inc.
Michael Baker, International

Peirce Engineering
Remington & Vernick Engineers


Washington Sponsors ($500-$999)

Carr & Duff, Inc.
Construction Management Association of 
   America, Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Electrical Association of Philadelphia
Fenner & Esler Agency, Inc.
Gannett Fleming, Inc.
Gilmore & Associates, Inc,.
International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers, Delaware Valley Section
KMJ Consulting, Inc.
Joseph P. McAtee, PE
McCormick Taylor, Inc.
RK & K
Society of Fire Protection Engineers,  Philadelphia-Delaware Valley
Tozour Energy Systems


Baxter Sponsors ($250-$499)

Albert Federico Consulting LLC
Allan Myers, Inc. 
American Concrete Institute, Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Chapter
American Society of Highway Engineers, Southern New Jersey Section
Arora Engineers
Dawood Engineering, Inc.
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
JBC Associates, Inc.
Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson (JMT)
Kriebel Engineered Equipment Ltd.
Douglas W. Kriebel, PE

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services,Inc.

McHugh Engineering Associates, Inc.
Menna Engineering Associates
Nave Newell, Inc.
Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, Delaware County Chapter
Signal Service, Inc.
Taylor Wiseman & Taylor
Whitney Bailey Cox & Magnani, LLC
Robert M. Wright, PE

Slide Rule Sponsors ($150-$249)

Fleisher Forensics 
Eric L. Flicker, PE

Imperial Traffic & Data Collection
Leo Leonetti, PE

Chris L. Rood, PE

Society of Women Engineers, Philadelphia Section
S. T. Hudson Engineers, Inc.

Jennifer Walsh, PE

Pocket Protector Sponsors ($50-$149)

Ruben D. David, PE

John A. Nawn
Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, 
   Valley Forge Chapter

Special Recognition

Door Prizes –
Media Sponsor The Philadelphia Business Journal 
Public Relations and Outreach     
  -Assistance – Devine + Partners               
 Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia-