ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

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Timothy J. Martin, P.E.

2022 TSPE Travis Chapter Engineer of the Year

Mr. Timothy J. Martin is a distinguished graduate of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University, where he received both his bachelor’s and Master of Science in Civil Engineering. He was a member of the Corps of Cadets and the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band. He is also a member of the Order of the Engineer and Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society.  He served on the National Academy of Science’s Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Pavement Management for 10 years.  He currently serves on technical panels for pavement research as well as standing committees at the American Concrete Institute.

Mr. Martin has provided leadership as the President of the Travis Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers.  He has also pursued philanthropic endeavors at Texas A&M University providing scholarships for young students wishing to pursue a career in Civil Engineering.  He continues to support universities through guest lectures on topics of pavement engineering and career counseling.  For many years he supported Junior High School students as Director of the Mathcounts competition.  He has also assisted the Texas Board of Professional Engineers with guidelines for qualifying engineering experience for professional licensure. 

During his 30-year career as a pavement engineer, Mr. Martin has had the opportunity to contribute to many outstanding projects.  He was the Principal Investigator for the Strategic Highway Research Program’s Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) project in the Southern Region, currently administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).  This project is the largest and longest pavement research project in history and has been operating for over 30 years with a total budget exceeding $300,000,000.  Data from this project has been used to develop mechanistic models for the nations new AASHTOware Pavement Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG).  He also has international experience in the United Arab Emirates leading the team implementing the Abu Dhabi Road Asset Management Information System.

He currently is President and owner of 2TM Consulting Engineers in Austin, Texas where he continues to provide pavement engineering consultancy to government agencies and contractors.  He also has conducted forensics engineering on over $600,000,000 in claims.  Based on this experience, he has presented at ASCE conferences on topics ranging from pavement performance to forensics engineering to highlight and advance needed improvements to engineering standards and specifications. 

During his career, Mr. Martin has shown integrity, leadership, and character throughout his lifetime in everything that he has pursued.  His hard work and dedication to his family, friends, and profession has been demonstrated by his accomplishments. 

The TSPE Travis Chapter Engineer of the Year Award is the highest honor given to an individual TSPE member. Eligibility is restricted to engineers whose sustained and unusual contributions have improved the public welfare and the advancement of his/her profession. The candidate should be an engineer of recognized standing, preferably registered, and a citizen of Texas. Do you have someone in mind? Nominate them today!