December 20, 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 Colorado Legacy Award winner, Robert W, Thompson P.E., D.GE, F ASCE.  The honor is given annually by Engineering News Record’s (ENR) regional editors to professionals who have demonstrated a lifetime of service both to the AEC industry and the community.  Thompson’s most notable breakthroughs have been in the fields of expansive and collapsing soils. Over the years, he’s worked to develop techniques for both predicting and minimizing soil expansion.

Thompson is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, BSCE 1962, MSCE 1965.  He currently works only on special assignments for CTL/Thompson, Inc. and coaches younger engineers regarding technical issues.  His practice is primarily in partially saturated soils.  He has made many technical papers and presentations on expansive and collapsing soils.  He has spent considerable effort in analysis and solution of slope problems and retained excavations. He helped found and was the first president of the Colorado Association of Geotechnical Engineers, and President of ASFE 2003-2004.  He was very active in ASCE education efforts as an ABET evaluator for about 20 years and as well as service on CC&A. He is still active in tennis but recently gave up ski racing.  Currently, he’s enjoying a relaxed schedule, travel and his grandchildren. 

You can read more about Thompson and his achievement here: