TAMPA, Fla., April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- At its Annual Engineering Excellence Awards, the University of South Florida College of Engineering honored William Bracken of Bracken Engineering, Inc. with the Distinguished Alumni Award. He was presented with this award to recognize him as part of a distinctive and creative group who have made a significant contribution to the field of engineering as well as the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida.
The USF College of Engineering is delighted to honor Bill Bracken with the Outstanding Alumnus award. Bill exemplifies this award through his achievements in the engineering profession and his commitment to give back to the institution that provided the foundation for his engineering career. Bill has supported our students through funding scholarships, sponsoring the Eminent Scholar Lecture Series, funding renovations of our facilities and supporting our faculty. Bill bleeds Green and Gold.
Mr. Bracken has been a structural engineer for more than 25 years and is licensed in 35 states. He is the founder and president of Bracken Engineering with offices throughout the state of Florida. His career has centered on the practice of structural engineering, forensics, building related codes and disaster response.
Bill is a senior structures specialist with the state of Florida's Urban Search and Rescue Program, a member of Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, has been an instructor for the International Code Council for the last 15 years, has been named a Fellow within numerous engineering societies and currently serves as the chair of Florida's engineering licensure board.
About Bracken Engineering
Bracken Engineering provides a broad range of consulting solutions with expertise ranging from forensic, geotechnical and structural engineering, to construction and disaster assistance. Their teams of experts work with a wide range of property types, including commercial, residential, municipal, industrial and agricultural. They address Building Code, public safety, cost and risk management issues for insurance, legal, construction and the real estate industries. Bracken Engineering is a long standing member of the American Society of Professional Engineers and more than 20 other professional associations. For more information visit www.brackenengineering.com.
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