President, Richard D. Short and Associates

Consulting Geotechnical Engineers

  • 45 years experience with over 4,000 projects as an engineering consultant.
  • Past President of the Deep Foundations Institute 2002-2004.
  • Past Chairman and Founder of the DFI Educational Trust
  • Past President of the California Geotechnical Engineers Association 1983-4.
  • Undergraduate Foundation Engineering lecture U of C, Berkeley since 2004.
  • MS degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley
  • BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno.
  • Engineering News Record Award of Excellence - one of the “25 Top Newsmakers in 2005” for invention of the patented “Plate Pile” system for slope stabilization.
  • Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineering, November 3, 2009.
  • Honorary Member Chi Epsilon April 2010.
  • 2010 Distinguished Service Award for lifetime achievement as an Engineer and Industry Leader - Deep Foundations Institute.