|Serving as founding director of the Council from 1969 until his retirement in 2000, Dr. Beedle authored, co-authored and edited over 200 papers, articles and books, many of which achieved international recognition. A world traveler, Dr. Beedle presented over 600 lectures at conferences in over 40 countries. Throughout his career he received many local, national and international awards including ASCE’s E. E. Howard Award, the Franklin Institute Frank P. Brown Medal and the John Fritz Medal; was elected to the National Academy of Engineering; was an Honorary Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers; and twice received Engineering News-Record’s Construction Engineering Award. In 1999 he was selected by ENR as one of “125 Top People” since 1874 that had contributed most to the construction industry, and in 2002 received ASCE’s OPAL Award for Lifetime Achievement in Management.|
For his 30 years of dedicated service to the Council and contributions to the profession Dr. Beedle was presented with an award which would become known as the “Lynn S. Beedle Achievement Award”. This unique award, a 10-inch crystal replica of the Council’s logo, ispresented annually to an individual who has significantly contributed to the betterment of the built environment.