Distinguished City College alumnus Karl Rubenacker, PE '65CE, will be presented the 2007 Engineering School Alumni Career Achievement Award during the association's annual awards banquet on Wednesday evening, May 16, 2007, at the National Arts Club located in Gramercy Park, Manhattan.
Rubenacker, a senior principal with Stantec in New York City, was employed for over 40 years at Vollmer Associates, which was acquired last month by Stantec. From his early work as a transportation engineer through over a decade as a Vollmer partner, Karl has always been known for his ability to solve the most complicated highway design and operational issues, from roadway geometrics, traffic operations, maintenance and protection of traffic plans, constructability reviews and construction sequencing to community participation programs and quality assurance reviews.
His expertise has significantly contributed to the outstanding design and construction of several acclaimed highway projects in the New York area that have been cited for their engineering excellence. Particularly notable are the Long Island Expressway/ Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway and the Long Island Expressway/Cross Island Parkway Interchange Projects. Both have received numerous awards from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Council of Engineering Companies, the Art Commission of the City of New York, the Federal Highway Administration and the New York Association of Consulting Engineers.
Karl played a crucial role in helping Vollmer Associates grow from a 35-person firm to one with over 650 people located in 23 offices. He has served in every capacity from project engineer, project manager, project director and branch manager of Vollmer's Boston and Albany offices to partner in 1987. Now, as a senior principal with Stantec, which employs over 6,500 people in over 100 offices across North America, Karl will continue to exceed his clients' expectations, providing them with the highest quality services and innovative solutions.
Karl is a registered professional engineer in 12 states. In addition to his City College Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, Karl earned an MS in Transportation Planning from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, 1970. His professional affiliations include the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the New York Society of Professional Engineers and Chi Epsilon. He resides in Douglas Manor, NY with his wife, Karin, and has a son, a daughter and four grandchildren.
Information about the awards dinner and reservations can be obtained by contacting Mary Cathryn Roth, the Alumni Association Program Coordinator/Liaison, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (212) 650-5343.