Richard G. Weingardt

Engineer, Writer, Author, Activist, and

Founder of Richard Weingardt Consultant, Inc.

2003 AAES Engineering Journalism Award Recipient

Writer, Author, Engineer, and Founder
Richard Weingardt Consultant, Inc.
Richard G. Weingardt

AAES presents its AAES Engineering Journalism Award to Richard G. Weingardt for his lifetime commitment as a writer to present technical engineering information to the general public in a manner that is easily read and understood.

Richard G. Weingardt is the founder of Richard Weingardt Consultants, Inc., a Denver, Colorado-based consulting engineering firm specializing in structural engineering. Founded in 1966, RWC has completed more than 4,500 major projects worldwide.

RWC is the recipient of more than100 notable engineering excellence and design awards for national projects. Five of its most distinguished award-winning projects are the three airside terminals -Concourses A, B and C ­ at the $5-billion Denver International Airport, the $500- million Harrah's New Orleans Jazz Casino, the Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratories at the University of Colorado, Dallah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame Museum in Oklahoma City. Weingardt is a registered professional engineer in 29 states and has both a masters and bachelors in civil-structural engineering from the University of Colorado. He is the recipient of numer-ous community and professional awards and accolades, including the University of Colorado's Norlin Medal (its highest alumni award) and ASCE's Edmund Freidman Award.

Richard lectures internationally and is the author of seven books and more than 500 published papers on engineering, leadership and creativity. His two latest books, Forks in the Road and RAUT, delve into the image and leadership aspects of professional engineers.

An outspoken activist challenging engi-neers to step forward to be heard, Weingardt has long served in leadership roles in both engineering and community groups. He coined the adage, "the world is run by those who show up." As the national president of the American Consulting Engineers Council, he insti-gated an in-depth, industry-wide study resulting in the publication of ACEC's I-Book: Seeing into the Future, an in-depth analysis of engineers as societal leaders. Weingardt was the U.S. representative at United Nations Industrial Development Organization's First Consultation Conference on Consulting Engineering in 1995, Vienna.

Representative speeches and presentations include world conferences of FIDIC (the International Federation of Consulting Engineers) in South Africa, Turkey, and Australia, as well as at CNEC (Camara Nacional de Empresas de Consultoria) conferences in Guadalajara and Mexico City. His has lectured at several national industry conventions and at universities in China, Taiwan, and Belgium; as well as at the universities of Denver, Texas, Nebraska and Colorado.

In addition to engineering, writing and lecturing, Weingardt's talents include painting. His preferred medium is oil painting and his favorite subject is Native American Indians and the Western landscape.