Penn State father and son win Canadian Society for Civil Engineering awards

July 26, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Andrew Scanlon, Penn State professor emeritus of civil engineering, and Mark A. Scanlon, 2010 Penn State civil engineering alumnus, were both recently recognized by the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE). 

Andrew Scanlon received the CSCE Fellow Award and Mark Scanlon received the Young Professional Achievement Award during the Annual Awards Gala on June 3 in London, Ontario.

Andrew Scanlon spent 28 years as a faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State before retiring to Sedona, Arizona, in 2015.

He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1966 from the University of Glasgow and then worked for the Department of Public Works of Canada in Saint John, New Brunswick, before returning to school two years later for his graduate degree at the University of Alberta. He graduated in 1972 with a doctorate in civil engineering.

From 1971 until 1982, Andrew Scanlon worked as a structural engineer for Duthie Newby and Associates and for Reid Crowther and Partners in Edmonton, and for CTL/PCA in Skokie, Illinois, before accepting his first position in academia at the University of Alberta. There he stayed until 1987 when he joined Penn State. Scanlon held several positions at Penn State, including head of the civil and environmental engineering department and associate director of the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute. 

His research focused on safety and serviceability of concrete structures, analytical modeling of concrete structures, building reinforced concrete floor systems and seismic analysis and precast buildings.

Andrew Scanlon has published extensively and has been a regular contributor to CSCE’s annual conferences for more than 30 years. He received the CSCE’s P.L. Pratley Award in 1990 and the American Concrete Institute’s (ACI) Delmar Bloem Award in 2011. Scanlon served as chair for several ACI committees and is a fellow of both the American Society of Civil Engineers and ACI.

Mark Scanlon is currently a project manager at Arrow Engineering Inc., in Edmonton, Alberta, and previously worked as a structural engineer at Associated Engineering Ltd. 

Scanlon’s experience includes many bridge, building, and heavy civil structure projects in Edmonton and throughout Alberta. 

Scanlon also holds several responsibilities within CSCE. He is currently the chair of the Edmonton Section and the Engineering Practice Committee, and is a member of the A.B. Sanderson Award Selection Committee and the Structures Technical Division. He has presented papers at the 2012, 2013 and 2015 National Conferences and helped organize the Young Professionals Program for the 2012 Conference.

While at Penn State, Mark Scanlon served as president of the Penn State ASCE student chapter. 

For the past five years, Mark Scanlon has also captained a Row for Kids team in an effort to raise money for the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. His fundraising efforts also include the Edmonton Food Banks and the United Way of the Capital Region.

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Last Updated July 26, 2016