NSPE Distinguished Service Award

Deadline:  January 31

This award recognizes an NSPE Licensed Member for exceptional contributions to the Engineering Profession, to one's community, and specifically to NSPE.

Past Recipients: See the complete list of recipients.

2015 NSPE Distinguished Service Award
L.G. (Skip) Lewis Jr., P.E., F.NSPE, Greenville, South Carolina

L.G. (Skip) Lewis Jr., P.E., F.NSPE

L. G. “Skip” Lewis is chairman of H2L Consulting Engineers, located in Greenville, South Carolina. H2L provides traditional engineering services for commercial, industrial, institutional, and infrastructure projects. The firm also provides computer network management consulting services, forensic engineering services, and dispute resolution assistance for a variety of clients that include business owners, contractors, design professionals, insurance companies and law firms.

Lewis has more than 45 years of design and construction experience and is licensed in 13 states. He is a strong advocate of dispute avoidance and alternative dispute resolution processes. He has been an American Arbitration Association panel member for more than 35 years. He has served on the association’s board and is a past chair of the AAA National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee. Lewis is an emeritus member of the South Carolina Board of Registration for Engineers and Land Surveyors, having served two terms and two years as chairman of that group. While on the South Carolina board, Lewis held membership in the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. He participated in and chaired a number of NCEES committees and was NCEES president in 1996–97. He also represented NCEES as a member of the US Council for International Engineering Practice, representing USCIEP at international forums advancing the mobility of engineers across international borders.

Lewis has been an NSPE member for more than 45 years. He has served in all of the office ranks for both local and state society organizations. He is a long-standing member of the PEPP Professional Liability Committee and also serves on the NSPE Licensure and Qualifications for Practice Committee. It is through NSPE and PEPP, that Lewis first became a member representative on the AAA Construction Dispute Resolution Committee. He currently serves as a member of the board for the Order of the Engineer and proudly wears the ring of the Order.

Lewis is a graduate of Clemson University with BS and MS degrees in civil engineering. Today he continues his involvement with the university as a lecturer on engineering ethics, a member of CE advisory board, and an emeritus member of the university Research Foundation Board. Read the press release.

Photography by Steve Schneider Photography.