Reuben Hull, P.E., M.ASCE, PMP

Regional Discipline Lead, Municipal, LaBella Associates

Reuben Hull, PE, PMP, M.ASCE is Civil Development Market Leader and Senior Civil Engineer for LaBella Associates, in Albany, NY. With more than thirty years in the engineering consulting industry, Reuben has participated in more than one-thousand infrastructure projects in the public and private sectors. A civil engineer by training and an historian by avocation, Reuben has successfully melded the two through his research, consultations, presentations, and publications.

Reuben served as technical advisor on the 2018 PBS production "10 Modern Marvels that Changed America," produced by WTTW Chicago. He helped develop the program's list of ten civil engineering feats; projects that changed and defined our nation, transformed our environment, and shaped the way we live. Reuben also provided technical input on the challenges that engineers and builders overcame on four of the modern marvels featured in the episode: the Erie Canal, John A. Roebling Bridge, Hoover Dam, and Colorado River Aqueduct.

Since 2014, ASCE Convention audiences have seen Reuben's work through his signature presentations: "The French Attempt to Construct a Canal at Panama," "The 1939 New York World's Fair: A Civil Engineering Showcase," "The Biggest Thing that Man has Ever Done: Woody Guthrie and the Bonneville Power Administration," "Ralph Modjeski: Life and Legacy," "Gouverneur Warren: Topographic Engineer, Civil War Hero, " and "Draining the Everglades: Lessons in Unintended Consequences."

Reuben is a regular on the Albany, NY local and regional lecture circuit as an invited speaker, having presented civil engineering history and heritage topics for professional associations, universities, community groups, and social clubs.

Reuben served as a member of the ASCE History and Heritage Committee for eleven years, including two years as Committee Chair. During his tenure, he initiated a major effort to improve the inventory, documentation, and accessibility of the Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Program and produced the Erie Canal Symposium to commemorate the landmark's 200th Anniversary. Reuben has also authored over one hundred ASCE History and Heritage articles under the banner "Civil Engineering Almanac" and serves as the curator of the Civil Engineering Almanac Twitter feed.

Reuben is currently developing a comprehensive 30-hour documentary series "Building A Nation," which will explore two and one-half centuries of American Civil Engineering and the compelling history that engineers and infrastructure have played in the development of our cities and our nation.