Awards

Barbara H. McCrary

  • 2016 University of Alabama Distinguished Mechanical Engineering Fellow. This honor is the highest commendation given to Mechanical Engineering graduates who have strengthened the reputation of the Department through their efforts, and have advanced the engineering profession through their leadership and abilities.
  • 2013 Birmingham ASHRAE Chapter Young Engineer of the Year, for outstanding achievements in the application of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning technology.
  • 2006 ASHRAE Willis H. Carrier Award for a best paper presented at an ASHRAE meeting in 2006, by a member age 32 years and younger, for her paper “Environmental Impacts of Surface Water Heat Pump Systems”, co-authored with Dr. Steve Kavanaugh and Dr. Derek Williamson, both of the Unversity of Alabama.
  • 2006 ASHRAE Poster Presentation Award for the best poster presentation from the 2006 Winter and Annual Meetings, for the same paper mentioned above, published in ASHRAE Transactions. The research associated with this paper was part of Barbara’s Master’s Thesis at the University of Alabama.

 

Tom L. Hattemer

  • 2005 as a University of Alabama Distinguished Mechanical Engineering Fellow. This honor is the highest commendation given to Mechanical Engineering graduates who have strengthened the reputation of the Department through their efforts, and have advanced the engineering profession through their leadership and abilities.
  • Engineering Council of Birmingham’s Engineer of the Year 2006 nominee for outstanding contribution to the community and to the Engineering Profession.

 

HHB Engineers

The Design Team at HHB, with Tom Hattemer PE as Engineer of Record, has received both Regional and National awards from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) for HVAC related designs. These include:

– 1996 ASHRAE National Technology Award for Modifications to Chilled Water System at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). – Click here for Project Details.  Link to the ASHRAE Journal Article highlighting this project

2000 ASHRAE Region VII Technology Award and Birmingham ASHRAE Chapter Award for the replacement of HVAC systems, UAB President’s Mansion (Historic Woodward House)

United States Air Force 2005 Design Award: Honor Award For Design Excellence of OA/HITL 300 foot Tower, Santa Rosa Island, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. (Design/Build with B.L. Harbert International).  Read more about the project.