At the Delaware Engineering Society’s annual Engineers Week Banquet, held on February 21, 2019, two Blue Hens received top honors: Alan G. Steinle, ’70, and Scott Walls, ’11, ’18.
Alan G. Steinle
Steinle was named the 2019 Engineer of the Year for his advancement of the engineering profession, his involvement with many national and local engineering societies, and his role in helping to develop and update national building codes and standard engineering and architectural contract specifications.
Steinle was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, attended public schools, and graduated from the University of Delaware in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After serving on active duty, he returned to Wilmington, working for a local heavy construction company, and then as the Port Engineer for the Port of Wilmington. After the Port, he worked as a Project Manager for a large steel fabrication and erection company, and then became a Partner at a geotechnical engineering firm in charge of the structural department. In 1993, he founded Steinle Construction Engineers, Inc., a Wilmington engineering firm, specializing in structural consulting, design services, and building code review.
In 2011, Steinle Construction Engineers, Inc. was acquired by VanDemark & Lynch, Inc., to form the structural engineering division, doing business as Steinle Construction Engineers. VanDemark & Lynch, Inc. and Steinle Construction Engineers currently provide a wide range of structural and civil engineering design services, including new construction and renovation designs for commercial, institutional, residential, industrial, and governmental clients, as well as performing local 3rd party building code review and construction review services.
Walls, a project manager with the Bridge Design section of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DELDOT), was named the Delaware Engineering Society’s 2019 Young Engineer of the Year.
Walls began his career at DelDOT in 2012 as a project engineer in the Bridge Design group and has been the lead designer for numerous replacement and rehabilitation projects designing with steel and concrete. In his position as supervising engineer, Walls leads a small group of engineers and consultants from project initiation through project completion.
Walls was born and raised in Dover, graduated from Caesar Rodney High School in 2007 and earned his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware in 2011, followed by his master’s in civil engineering from the University of Delaware in 2018. He has been a registered professional engineer in Delaware since 2016. Along with his colleagues, Walls developed and manages a science, technology, engineering and math outreach program to support students learning STEM concepts throughout the state.
–information provided by VanDemark & Lynch, Inc and the Delaware Department of Transportation