Year Inducted / Awarded: 2010
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
Michael P. Culmo is Vice President of Transportation and Structures with CME Associates, Inc. in Woodstock, CT. With expertise in structural design and engineering– including steel, concrete, pre-stressed concrete and timber bridges–Mr. Culmo took on the task of establishing a structural engineering division when he joined CME in 1996. He has been involved in the design of several award-winning bridges that captured top honors from the National Steel Bridge Alliance and the Prestressed/Precast Concrete Institute. Mr. Culmo has collaborated with UConn researchers to develop and install bridge performance and fatigue sensing monitors on Connecticut bridges. Recently, he has worked in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration to advance technologies in accelerated bridge construction (ABC), where bridges can be built in days instead of years. He has also authored/co-authored over 25 scholarly papers, manuals and other publications, taught a graduate-level course, and mentored senior design students. Mr. Culmo has advised the undergraduate Steel Bridge Club for nine years, during which the teams have succeeded to the national competition six times. He is a licensed professional engineer in six states.