Alan H. Plummer, Jr. PE, BCEE, Wins TSPE Engineer of the Year Award
Fort Worth, Texas — The Texas Society of Professional Engineers Fort Worth Chapter (TSPE) has named Alan H. Plummer, Jr., PE, BCEE, as their TSPE Fort Worth 2013 Engineer of the Year. The TSPE Engineer of the Year Award is the highest honor given to an individual TSPE member. Chapters nominate eligible members for consideration at the state level. Eligibility is restricted to engineers whose sustained and unusual contributions have improved the public welfare and the advancement of his/her profession. The candidate should be an engineer of recognized standing, preferably registered, and a citizen of Texas. This award will be presented at the TSPE Engineers Week Banquet, held on Saturday, February 23, at the Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.
This prestigious award honors Alan H. Plummer, Jr., founder of Alan Plummer Associates, Inc. (APAI). He graduated in 1964 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Lamar University and received his M.S. in Environmental Health Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1968. A Board Certified Environmental Engineer, he holds engineering licenses in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Arizona, and Oklahoma. His talents were acknowledged early in his career as he received the Young Engineer of the Year Award from the Texas Society of Professional Engineers in 1974. He has been and continues to be involved with many professional associations, such as the Water Environment Association of Texas, the Water Environment Federation, the American Water Works Association, the WateReuse Association (Mr. Plummer was a founding member of the Texas Section), the Texas Water Conservation Association, and several national committees. In addition, he is firmly committed to mentoring the next generation of engineers, having served on the advisory boards of Lamar State University, the University of North Texas, and the University of Texas at Arlington.
Currently, Mr. Plummer is involved in major water reuse projects in which highly treated municipal effluent is being used to augment the water supplies of several large water districts in the State of Texas. He is recognized throughout the country as a visionary and expert in the area of water reuse and conservation. He is a frequent presenter at national, state, and local conferences and seminars advocating water reuse as an effective water stewardship and management strategy.
APAI was founded in 1978 by Alan and his wife, Peggy, to be solely committed to the technical and scientific advancement of water resource study and planning for treatment, conveyance, and management. Serving clients in both the public and private sectors, APAI is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and supports a staff of more than 65 engineers and scientists in seven locations in four states across the south-central U.S.