He held the chair of Bridge Engineering at the Madrid Polytechnic University of Madrid until 2006, forming several generations of Spanish engineers, including the majority of the current members of CFCSL. His technical publications about Bridge Engineering are essential references in the Spanish Bridge Engineering Sector.
His prestigious activity has been recognized with several distinctions, among them the Féderation International de la Précontrainte (F.I.P.) Gold Medal (1996), the International Award of Merit (2006) of the International Association Structural Engineer (IABSE), and the First National Civil Engineering Prize granted by the Spanish Ministry of Publics Works in 2005.
His outstanding bridge designs and his studies on modern architecture from the point of view of the structural engineer, led him to be elected in 2006 permanent member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid following Prof. Fernández Casado to receive this distinction in a prestigious organization of multidisciplinary artists.