September 23, 2014

Alan F.C. Macnab, PEng, GE, D.GE was recently awarded the G. Geoffrey Meyerhoff Award for outstanding and exceptional contributions to the art and science of Foundation Engineering given by the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS).

The CGS is the premier organization for geotechnical engineers and geoscientists in Canada and is dedicated to advancing knowledge and creating opportunities for the sharing of information by practitioners in a broad range of geotechnical disciplines.

Formed in 1947, the CGS is a registered not-for-profit organization under federal statute and is a constituent society of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC).

Meyerhoff is one of Canada’s most distinguished engineers and is especially known for his work on the bearing capacity of foundations.  Macnab recognized Bill Lardner, founder of Deep Foundations Contractors, Inc., as a key supporter throughout his career.

Alan Macnab joined Condon-Johnson & Associates (CJA) in 1994 as District Manager of the Seattle office. In 2001, he became the business development officer for all four CJA regional offices. Alan's focus on deep foundations, specifically drilled shaft and earth retention, allows him to apply 30 years of experience to any geo-technical engineering challenge. 

Alan was the president of ADSC (The International Association of Foundation Drilling), in 1990-1991 and was co-chair of the Washington State DOT/ADSC Task Force. Alan is a Past-President of the Geo-Institute of the ASCE. He also served as a representative of the Geo-Institute on the ASCE Board of Direction.  He was among the first to receive D.GE certification when the Academy started.

Read more about CGS and their awards.