PHILADELPHIA — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Philadelphia Section will bestow its 2011 Structural Engineer of the Year Award on Keast & Hood Co. senior consultant and former principal Carl A. Baumert, Jr., P.E.

The award will be presented at the section’s annual spring social and dinner dance tonight (Friday, May 13). Baumert was nominated by his peers and selected for recognition by the society’s Philadelphia board of directors. Baumert is a life member of ASCE.

Now in his 80s, Baumert continues working in Keast & Hood Co.’s Philadelphia office where he focuses on historic restoration and rehabilitation projects, including participation since 1991 as the lead structural consultant for the multi-disciplinary restoration team for Philadelphia’s City Hall.

Baumert has worked as a structural engineer for almost 60 years. He was a principal of Keast & Hood Co. from 1963 to 1995, during which time he directed structural engineering for scores of major new building and renovation design projects. His project experience includes work for the University of Pennsylvania, University of Delaware, Harvard University, and the Union League. His work on historic buildings and national landmarks has included Fire Island Lighthouse, Robert Smith’s Saint Peter’s Church and Christ Church (NJ), and Perry’s Victory International Peace Monument.