Past ASCE President, Andrew W. Herrmann, P.E. SECB, F.SEI, Pres.12.ASCE, principal at Hardesty & Hanover, LLC, was named the winner of the Engineering News-Record New York’s inaugural Legacy Award. Presented annually by Engineering News-Record (ENR) regional editors, the award is presented to an individual in their region who has achieved a lifetime legacy of service in design and construction, both to their profession and to the communities in which they live. Herrmann will be honored at the ENR New York region’s Best Project Awards Breakfast on November 12. Partner-in-charge or project manager for many of Hardesty & Hanover’s major bridge projects, Herrmann throughout his 30-plus-year career has been responsible for bridge studies, major bridge rehabilitations, emergency services, biennial and in-depth bridge inspections, preliminary to final design on new fixed and movable bridges, and construction inspection. His fixed bridge projects range from simple overpasses to viaduct-type structures to $250 million intersection rehabilitations. Herrmann’s expertise on the subject of movable bridges allows him to manage and coordinate the structural-mechanical-electrical designs of various types of swing, vertical-lift, and bascule bridges.
Past member of the ASCE advisory council that produced the 2001, 2003, and 2005 Report Cards for America’s Infrastructure, Herrmann was the first chair and past president of ASCE’s Metropolitan (New York City) Section, as well as chair of ASCE’s Technical Administrative Committee on Bridges, Region 1 director, and national treasurer. A spokesperson for ASCE in many magazine, newspaper, radio, and television articles, Herrmann in 2009 appeared in the History Channel’s documentary The Crumbling of America. Named Civil Engineer of the Year by ASCE’s Pittsburgh Section in 2013, Herrmann holds a bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University in 1973 and a master’s degree from Polytechnic Institute of New York in 1980.