Denver, CO – The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Colorado presented its 2017 Young Professional of the Year Award to Alexander (Al) C. Jording, PE, a structural engineer at Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers, on January 24, 2017 at Lakewood Country Club.
The award honors the outstanding talents and abilities of engineers age 30 or younger who have demonstrated leadership and skill on projects and a passion for volunteering.
“Al Jording is a young professional who carries tremendous responsibility through his work on investigations of structures that have suffered failures resulting from fatigue and extreme conditions,” said ACEC Colorado President Elizabeth Stolfus, PE. “He is also an active mentor of new engineers at his firm; he encourages those around him to think more about the big picture of engineering and how engineers, architects and contractors can support each other for more effective industry solutions. That type of commitment and thinking is an inspiration to many, and we commend his leadership and support of the industry as a whole.”
Through his work on Martin/Martin’s investigative team, he manages projects that require unique solutions to address unusual problems. Focusing on the investigation and repair of existing and historic structures, he works to ensure current infrastructure is safe for the community and is designed with safety systems to avoid further damage or safety risks.
Jording recently lectured at a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) elementary school in Westminster, Colorado, to talk about engineering and encourage students to consider engineering’s impact on the community and the structures that are often taken for granted. He shares his passion for what is possible and is encouraged by the excitement young people have for engineering. He says enthusiasm renews excitement, and he applies the words of his past mentors – “to have respect for constructability in design” – daily in his professional life.
Jording earned a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Wyoming (Laramie) and a Master of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Nebraska (Lincoln).
Headshot courtesy of ACEC Colorado