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The author wishes to acknowledge the following individuals (in alphabetical order of first names) for their effort in reviewing this article and providing comments:
- Dennis R. Mertz, PhD, PE, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.
- Edward A. Nowatzki, PhD, PE, Principal Engineer, NCS Consultants, LLC, and Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Tucson, AZ.
- Jerry A. DiMaggio, PE, Principal Bridge Engineer (Geotechnical), Federal Highway Administration, Office of Bridge Technology, Washington, D.C.
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