Dr. Fred H. Kulhawy, 1943-2015
In Memoriam

Dr. Fred H. Kulhawy: 1943 – 2015

Fred Howard Kulhawy was born in Topeka, Kansas on September 8, 1943 to Fred and Gloria (Hahn) Kulhawy. He spent his childhood and early adulthood in New Jersey, where he received his B.S.C.E. in 1964 […]

Crux installing micropiles for San Diego Gas & Electric
In Memoriam

Crux acquired by Quanta Services

Specialty geotechnical drilling contractor, Crux Subsurface, Inc. of Spokane, Washington was acquired Quanta Services (NYSE: PWR), an S&P 500 company and a leader in infrastructure services for the electric power, pipeline and telecommunications industries according […]

Karl Terzaghi, father of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering
In Memoriam

Happy Karl Terzaghi Day 2011

I’ve still got a few minutes left in my time zone anyway.  But October 2 is Karl Terzaghi’s birthday.  And my colleague Robert Thompson at Dan Brown and Associates has written a nice blog post […]

Karl Terzaghi, father of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering
In Memoriam

Happy KTBD 2010

That’s my lame attempt at trying to coin a new geotechnical engineering catch phrase for “Karl Terzaghi’s Birthday.”  Plus it tweeted better on Friday! Saturday, October 2 was the actual day. Every year my colleague […]

Thomas R. Kuesel, 1926-2010
In Memoriam

Bridge and Tunnel Engineer, Thomas R. Kuesel 1926-2010

Thomas R. Kuesel, 1926-2010 Newport Bridge, Newport, R.I., much of the BART subway system and Boston’s Big Dig were among the numerous significant projects worked on by the late Thomas R. Kuesel. He was a well known civil engineer and tunneling expert, co-editor of the “Tunnel Engineering Handbook,” a standard reference for design and construction used worldwide. One of his most noteworthy tunneling projects was the NORAD Combat Operations Center beneath Cheyenne Mountain near Colorado Springs, built during the height of the Cold War and designed to withstand a nuclear blast. Read on for a full obituary chronicling his distinguished career.

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