December 2014
Peirce Engineering, Inc.

Before and after receiving his Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Geotechnical Engineering from Drexel University in 1973 and 1978, John J. Peirce worked 15 years in heavy/highway construction for The Conduit & Foundation Corporation and 11 years for design/build geotechnical specialty contractor, Schnabel Foundation Company, serving 8 years as Branch Manager of Schnabel’s Philadelphia office.

September 2013
Frank W Pita Consulting, LLC

For the last 5 years, Frank Pita has been a principal and senior project manager with Jacobs Associates in Seattle, Washington.

Richard D. Short and Associates
  • 45 years experience with over 4,000 projects as an engineering consultant.
  • Past President of the Deep Foundations Institute 2002-2004.
May 2015
Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Elizabeth M. Smith, PE, GE, D.GE (Liz) is a national transportation program manager and Senior Principal at Terracon Consultants. She graduated from Virginia Tech with Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering. She has significant expertise in geotechnical design for highway structures and has successfully managed several complex geotechnical design-build projects with geotechnical design fees over $7.5 million.

March 2018
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Timothy (Tim) D. Stark is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), where he specializes in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. He earned his Masters of Engineering Degree at the University of California at Berkeley (UCB) in 1984 under the supervision of J. Michael Duncan and his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in 1987 also under the supervision of J. Michael Duncan.

University of Colorado at Boulder

Stein Sture serves as Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder, which is a position that he has held since 2007, and between 2005-2006 as Interim VCR. 

September 2017
GEI Consultants

Chia Tan has more than 35 years of geotechnical and geostructural engineering experiences on hundreds of projects in many parts of the United States and in ten other countries worldwide, including China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Saipan, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

September 2016
CTL/Thompson, Inc

Robert W, Thompson P.E., D.GE, F ASCE, Senior Consultant, CTL/Thompson Inc., Denver Colorado.  Graduate of Oklahoma State University, BSCE 1962, MSCE 1965.  Currently work only on special assignments for CTL/T and coach younger engineers regarding technical issues.  Practice primarily in partially saturated soils.  Many technical papers and presentations on expansive and collapsing soils.  Considerable effort in analysis and solution of slope problems and retained excavations.

January 2017
Terracon

Steve is currently a principal with Terracon, manager of its New Jersey office, and responsible for overseeing the geotechnical quality program in its northeast division.  He has 34 years of geotechnical engineering consulting experience that has included most areas of geotechnical practice, with special focus in the areas of deep foundations, soft ground construction, slope stability, ground improvement and seismic evaluation.

January 2018
Matrix Engineering Group, Inc.

Amin is a principal and co-founder of Matrix Engineering Group, an award-winning consultancy group specializing in geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, construction materials testing, special inspections and geophysical surveys. He is a registered Professional Engineer, a certified Project Management Professional, and a GSWCC Level II Design Professional. Mr.

July 2017
Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, LLP

Jennfier L. Trimble, PE, D.GE is a Geotechnical Manager at Rummel, Klepper & Kahl,LLP (RK&K), a multi discipline civil engineering firm based in Baltimore, Maryland.  She received both her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University.  She is a registered professional civil engineer in five states and the District of Columbia.

July 2018
Ulrich Engineers, Inc.

Ed Ulrich’s career began in 1967, when he worked as a part-time field engineer in
Atlanta, GA, helping with foundation projects to pay future wedding bills. In 1969,
he graduated from Georgia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and
concentrations in George Sowers Foundations, structures, and surveying. After one
year as a construction engineer, he entered the University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign to study rock engineering, foundation engineering, engineering

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