D. Dale York
Devoted to the Engineering Profession
Inducted in 2013
D. Dale York, senior principal and chairman of LBYD Inc., has made a permanent impact on the state of Alabama and future generations of engineers. With more than 30 years of experience in structural engineering, York is devoted to the engineering profession and to providing opportunities for others to grow in their careers. He completed more than 650 projects throughout the Southeast and is a registered professional engineer in Alabama and 14 other states.
After graduating high school in Montgomery, Ala., York enrolled in Auburn University. He found a mentor in Rex Rainer, head of Auburn’s department of civil engineering at the time, and developed a passion for civil engineering. York’s desire to help others advance in their careers stems from the mentoring and friendship he received from Rainer. In 1976, York earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and immediately began pursuing a master’s degree, graduating in 1978.
Immediately after graduation, York joined Lane/Bishop/Hodnett Inc. He quickly climbed the ranks of the company and was promoted to an associate five years later. In 1987, York was invited into the firm as a stockholder and principal, and the company was renamed LaneBishopYorkDelahay Inc. York was instrumental in the company’s growth to one of the largest providers of civil and structural engineering services in the Southeast. In 2006, while York was senior principal and president, LBYD Inc. was inducted into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame.
York is committed to serving and giving back to his profession through his involvement in several engineering councils and organizations. He served as national director, president and vice president of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Alabama; president of the Coalition of American Structural Engineers Alabama Chapter; president of the Joint Engineering Council of Alabama; and chairman, vice chairman and treasurer of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Alumni Council. York has also served as state representative for the National Council of Structural Engineers Association and as director of the American Concrete Institute Central Alabama Chapter. He was a member of the Alabama Building Code Study Commission, a group charged with recommending changes to the state building code. York was also a member of the committee responsible for suggesting amendments to the Alabama State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
York was presented with the Young Engineer of the Year award by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1986. In 2004, he was recognized as Engineer of the Year by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Alabama and proclaimed an ACEC Fellow in 2010. Auburn University honored York with the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Civil Engineering Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2006.
York and his wife, Happy, live in Birmingham. They are the parents of Sarah and Elliott, who are graduates of Auburn University.