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VanDemark & Lynch, Inc. is pleased to announce that Alan G. Steinle, P.E. & F.ASCE was named the 2019 Engineer of the Year by the Delaware Engineering Society at its annual Engineers Week Banquet. Alan was presented this honor to recognize 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/architectural contract specifications.

Alan Steinle was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware where he attended public school and graduated from the University of Delaware in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He was also commissioned through ROTC as second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After serving on active duty and with the Delaware National Guard he received rank of Captain. Returning to Wilmington Alan’s years of employment were diversified through a local heavy construction company, Port Engineer for the Port of Wilmington, Project Manager for a steel fabrication and erection company, and Partner in charge of the structural department at a geotechnical engineering firm.¬† In 1993, he founded Steinle Construction Engineers, Inc., a Wilmington structural engineering firm, specializing in consulting, design services, and building code review.

In 2011, Steinle Construction Engineers, Inc. was acquired by VanDemark & Lynch Inc. to establish 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 services.

Alan Steinle was previously named the Outstanding Young Principal by the Consulting Engineers Council of Delaware in 1998 and in 2013 he was awarded the prestigious James M. Delahay Award by the National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA) for his contributions towards the development of building codes and standards

Alan’s experience and passion for engineering and construction continues today through teaching and mentoring young engineers for developing their skills and talents. His proud moment is to see them achieve their professional engineering registration which adds the prestigious “P.E.” after their name.