Reinig Named UB “Engineer of the Year”

By Mary Beth Spina

Release Date: December 19, 2000 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Irvine G. Reinig II of Lancaster, an engineering consultant and graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been named UB "Engineer of the Year."

A private consultant and an assistant professor of engineering science at Erie Community College since 1996, Reinig earned a bachelor's degree in 1969 and a master's degree in engineering in 1970, both from UB.

The "Engineer of the Year" award is presented annually to a UB engineering alumnus who has distinguished himself or herself in alumni, community, business and professional activities.

Reinig is well known for his professional contributions and achievements, as well as for his efforts to acquaint and encourage young people to pursue education and careers in the field of engineering through the Engineering Expressions and the Engineering Opportunities programs.

His contributions to commercial projects include the geotechnical design for the Norstar building, the Buffalo General Hospital/Kaleida Health Systems tower, Dunn Tire Park and the Buffalo airport expansion.

In addition, he has worked on a number of environmental projects, including the Batavia landfill, the Stuart-Oliver-Holtz Superfund site, the Love Canal dredged-material-containment facility and the oil-spill-containment designs at the Niagara Falls air base.

Reinig began his career in 1970 as a civil engineer with the New York State Department of Transportation and from 1971-80 owned a geotechnical instrumentation business.

He also was a geotechnical engineer/project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo district; chief geotechnical engineer with Thomsen Associates/Empire Soils Investigations in Orchard Park, and senior project manager and board member with GZA GeoEnvironmental of New York.