PhD, PE, P.Eng, D.GE, M.ASCE
C.W. Felice, LLC
Conrad W. Felice, Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng., F. ASCE is serving as the Washington State Department of Transportation owners representative and Geotechnical Design Manager for the over $2.5 billion I‐405 Corridor Program. He is also the Managing Principal at C. W. Felice, LLC, an Adjust Professor in the Department of Civil & Coastal Engineer at the University of Florida. He is a professional engineer registered in 15 states and four provinces in Canada.
Conrad received an Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship and entered the Air Force as a Second Lieutenant in 1979. His first assignment was to attend graduate school at the Air Force Institute of Technology where he received a Masters of Science degree in management. Assigned to Hill Air Force Base in Utah he oversaw the military construction program for the logistics center and commanded a Prime BEEF (Base Engineer Emergency Force) construction team that provided rapidly deployable civil engineering support anywhere in the world on short notice. After being selected for an advanced
degree program, Conrad was assigned to the Air Force Civil Engineering Research facility where he led a geologic response unit and was the program manager for the design and testing of strategic and tactical structures to be built around the world to protect US forces and assets. As an Air Force Captain, he was then assigned as commander of the civil engineering squadron at Florennes Air Base, Belgium where he directed the removal of the ground launched cruise missiles and facility drawdown as required by the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty protocols negotiated between the United States and the Soviet Union. Conrad was then assigned to the Defense Nuclear Agency in Washington DC as a program manager to develop and lead the Department of Defense’s underground technology development program. Leaving active duty after 11 years of service he continued his Air Force career as a reserve officer assigned to the Air Force Office of Scientific Research in Washington DC where he directed and managed basic science civil engineering research programs with universities and institutions around the world. Conrad completed his career at the Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate where he served as Deputy Chief Scientist providing technical oversight and guidance in support of a mission to develop, integrate, and transition science and technology into defense systems. During his career Conrad was awarded the Air Force Achievement medal, the Air Force commendation medal, the Department of Defense joint service commendation medal and the Air Force meritorious service medal. Conrad retired from the Air Force in 2006 after 27 years of service at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
In the private sector, Conrad has led the geostructural design and construction of deep foundations for signature long‐span bridge projects including the Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link in Mumbai. His projects have also included hard rock and soft ground tunnels, marine facilities, pipelines projects, and hydro power facilities. Dr. Felice is a current trustee for the Deep Foundation Institute, the current chair of the tunnel and underground structures committee of the Transportation Research Board, and the Animateur for the International Tunneling Association working group on the seismic design of tunnels, Conrad is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a board‐certified geotechnical engineer within the ASCE Geo‐Institute, and a past member of the Committee on Geological and Geotechnical Engineering for the National Research Council, U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Academically he earned a B.S.and Ph.D., in civil engineering from Ohio University and the University of Utah, respectively and a M.S. in facilities management from the Air Force Institute of Technology.