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January 2012
Baumert Named to 2012 Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia Hall of Fame

The Delaware Valley Engineers Week Council of the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia has named Keast & Hood Co. senior consultant and former principal, Carl A. Baumert, Jr., PE, to its 2012 Hall of Fame. The recognition affirms Baumert’s ongoing, 50-plus-year career as a structural engineer in Philadelphia.

Formal recognition took place at an awards and proclamation luncheon Friday, February 17 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Philadelphia and at a reception Thursday, February 23 at the Pyramid Club.

“Carl has made significant contributions to Keast & Hood Co. and its clients for over 50 years,” said principal Dean Doukakis, PE. “Carl’s technical proficiency, creativity, and penchant for history have left a lasting impression on the design and construction community locally and at large.”

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 Memorial.

Hall of Fame inductees include individuals, teams, projects, and companies whose achievements have had a long-lasting impact on engineering or the public. Other members of the Hall of Fame include ENIAC, the first electronic digital computer; Philadelphia City Hall; pioneering bridge engineer Ralph Modjeski; and first engineer of the Pennsylvania Railroad J. Edgar Thomson.

The Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia is dedicated to the advancement of the engineering field including its various disciplines. Additional information is available at

Pictured, left to right: Doug Kriebel, Carl Baumert, and Andrew Hartmann

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