One of our own PHS Alums, Jacob Turgeon, has been awarded a high honor in the civil + structural engineering world. He has been recognized as one of the 2017 Rising Stars.
Here is an excerpt from Civil + Structural Engineer's website on the award:
This sixth annual Rising Stars in Civil Engineering and Rising Stars in Structural Engineering recognizes 29 professionals, 40 years old or younger working in the United States, who have shown exceptional technical capability, leadership ability, effective teaching or research, or public service benefiting the civil and structural engineering profession, their employers, project owners, and society. Zweig Group editors selected the engineers highlighted on the following pages (in alphabetical order) from an impressive group of nominees from both the private and public sectors. Limited space allows only a brief and incomplete summary of each Rising Star’s many accomplishments, projects, and activities to date.
Here is what they had to say about Jacob:
Jacob Turgeon, P.E., (age 32) associate, HGA Architects and Engineers, Minneapolis, excels at structural analysis of complex buildings due to his deep theoretical understanding of the fundamentals of engineering mechanics, but he also demonstrates maturity with a true practical intuition into the behavior of structures. Turgeon applied and received funding for a Research Micro Grant within HGA to develop a Specialty Vibration Analysis Procedure in 2015 that has since been widely adopted within the firm. As one of the most productive members of HGA’s Structural Resource Development Committee, he has created numerous tools and standards that are in use by all structural engineers at HGA. These include updated steel beam connections, post-installed anchors, and non-structural seismic components. As part of this effort, Turgeon coordinated changes in more than 20 architectural and MEP specification sections and negotiated consensus with each department in each office. He was awarded the ACEC Minnesota Emerging Leader Award in 2016 and is currently serving a term on the ACEC Minnesota board of directors. He has also served on ACEC Minnesota’s Workforce Development Committee since its inception in 2015.