Urban is pleased to announce that Kevin Brown was given the President’s Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Philadelphia Section. Mr. Brown, who serves as a construction manager at Urban, was presented the award at a virtual ceremony.
“It is a real honor to be given the President’s Award from an organization that means so much to me,” said Mr. Brown. “I am very appreciative of this accolade from the Philadelphia Section of ASCE and am motivated to continue to work hard and serve others in and outside the engineering community.”
Mr. Brown was selected for the award alongside Joe Natale. The two were recognized for their leadership in guiding the ASCE Eastern Regional Younger Member Conference – which was held in Philadelphia in January – as well as their overall dedication to the section. The conference was attended by over 500 students and professionals from the eastern regions of the country. Mr. Brown took part in the presentation pitch for Philadelphia as the host city to the conference committee in 2018. He and Mr. Natale then lead a group of 20 volunteers to plan and coordinate the conference over the next two years. Feedback from the conference attendees was overwhelmingly positive, as the successful event set a new standard for eastern regional conferences.
Mr. Brown began his career with Urban Engineers and has been responsible for work on significant transportation projects throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Currently, he is the transportation construction manager on the I-76 rehabilitation project that includes substructure rehab and deck resurfacing along the highway between the Vine Street Expressway and University Avenue. Prior to that, he served as the assistant resident engineer on the $118 million I-95/Pennsylvania Turnpike Interchange. Mr. Brown’s experience also includes construction management services on PennDOT's Route 1 Bridge Rehabilitation project in Delaware County and PennDOT's Spring Garden Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project in Philadelphia. He earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Widener University.
The Philadelphia Section of ASCE was officially recognized by the national branch in 1913. For over 100 years, the section has been serving a community full of civil engineering professionals, younger members, students, and other civil engineering supporters in Philadelphia and surrounding regions.