THE TEXAS SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS RECOGNIZES ALI KHATAW WITH ITS 2016 ENGINEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) Travis chapter has named Ali Khataw the recipient of its 2016 Engineer of Year award.
Each year, the TSPE recognizes the achievements and contributions of a professional engineer with its most prestigious award. This year’s award was presented to Ali Khataw, P.E. on Friday, February 26 at its Engineer’s Week Banquet, held at the Barton Creek Country Club in Austin.
The TSPE was founded in 1936 and is one of the largest professional societies in the United States. It serves the interests of individual engineers across all branches of engineering, and is devoted to the professional, ethical, economic, social and political aspects of engineering in Texas. “It is an honor to receive this recognition from such a great organization. I am proud to be a part of the TSPE which is committed to representing our profession and elevating the stature of the engineering community,” says Ali Khataw, president of Encotech Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Khataw earned his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984. In 1990, he founded Encotech with the dream of becoming a creative multi‐disciplinary engineering firm. Today, Encotech has 30+ employees, specializing in structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing design for commercial, institutional, and government buildings. The firm also provides project management, cost estimating and LEED and sustainability construction design services for clients across Texas.
Khataw’s leadership and many professional and civic contributions have earned him well deserved recognition. He was the first engineer to be a Member of the Board of Directors for the Austin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He is a graduate of Leadership Austin, past chair emeritus of the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce and has served on numerous non‐profit organizations’ boards.
Mr. Khataw is also an accomplished photographer known for his inspiring images of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and his photo philanthropy. His photos are donated to auctions supporting local charities, or sold on line at Ali Khataw’s Photo Philanthropy, with all proceeds destined to charitable causes.
Encotech Engineering Consultants, Inc. is a multidisciplinary engineering firm based in Austin, Texas, and specializing in sustainable engineering design services.