One of the founders of a Salt Lake consulting engineering firm and a structural engineering professor at the University of Utah have been named engineer of the year and engineering educator of the year, respectively, by the Utah Engineers Council.
David W. Eckhoff, co-founder of Eckhoff, Watson and Preator Engineering, and Stanley W. Crawley, who has been with the U. for more than 30 years, were honored during a banquet.Also during the banquet, Kenneth Tarr, an engineering student at Brigham Young University, received a $500 scholarship from the council.
The Grand Conceptor Award went to Reavely & Associates for the design of the new Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City. This project will be forwarded to Washington, D.C., and entered into the national competition for a 1990 Engineering in Excellence Award.
Eckhoff co-founded EWP in 1977 after serving three years as chairman of the Civil Engineering Department at the U. His company has become one of the largest locally owned consulting firms in Utah and has completed several visible projects, including the West Desert Pumping Project.
His current assignment is designing the Winter Sports Park that must be under construction by June if Salt Lake City is to continue making a bid to host the 1998 Winter Olympics. He also is a member of the board of governors of the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.
Crawley teaches structural engineering in the Graduate School of Architecture. A charter member of the Structural Engineers Association of Utah, Crawley spent three years on the board of directors of that organization and two years on the seismic design committee.
Between 1974-86, he conducted 35 three-day seismic seminars for design professionals in 25 cities and served as the American Institute of Architects spokesman following the San Francisco earthquake in 1989.