November 14, 2012
Cumming wins Beaubien award
Neil A. Cumming, executive vice-president of Levelton Consultants Ltd., one of British Columbia’s largest engineering firms, is the recipient of the 2012 Beaubien Award from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada (ACEC).
The award recognizes individuals for their lifetime contributions to the advancement of the consulting engineering profession and industry. It was presented at the 2012 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards.
“Neil’s leadership qualities combined with his tremendous business and technical skills make him a great asset to his firm, to the consulting engineering sector and to our profession,” said association president John Gamble.
A recognized expert in the field of construction materials engineering and concrete technology, Cumming is also known for his contributions to the consulting engineering industry as a businessman, educator and mentor.
ACEC said Cumming has championed the interests of the industry through his participation in the association and other professional organizations.
He has been an active participant in Consulting Engineers of British Columbia (now ACEC-BC), serving as president in 2003-2004 and as a director for five years.
Cumming also has served as the ACEC representative on the Canadian Construction Documents Committee. He has participated in the association’s contracts committee.
A member of the American Concrete Institute for 30 years, Cumming has served on several technical committees. He is a long-standing member of the Canadian Standards Association committee on concrete materials and methods of construction. He served as chair for five years.
As an industry educator, Cumming is a regular speaker at technical conferences. He has authored more than 50 technical presentations and papers and has lectured on construction materials technology at the University of British Columbia.
Cumming joined Levelton Consultants in 1977 and has held a number of management positions within the firm, including president and CEO. In 2007, he took on his current role, which includes mentoring younger employees.
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