Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Reston, Va.—John Dunnicliff, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, independent geotechnical engineering consultant in the United Kingdom, was recently named a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). ASCE’s highest accolade, distinguished membership recognizes eminence in a branch of engineering, and is currently comprised of only 192 of the Society’s 144,000 members worldwide. Dunnicliff will be formally inducted, in honor of his contributions to geotechnical engineering, at the Celebration of Leaders luncheon during ASCE’s 140th Annual Civil Engineering Conference in Las Vegas, which will be held from October 21 to 23, 2010.
With more than 40 years of experience, Dunnicliff is recognized for his preeminent leadership in the field of geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring and for his long and distinguished career as a specialty consultant dedicated to the improvement of geotechnical practice.
Dunnicliff has contributed to a wide variety of projects around the world, including tunnels, highways, water treatments facilities, dams, power projects, deep foundations, railroads, airports, underground nuclear waste facilities, retaining walls, mines and historic buildings. His work has included a number of high-profile projects such as the supercollider particle accelerator in Texas, the Big Dig in Boston, the New York City subways and railways, a new railway in Hong Kong and the Basalt Nuclear Waste Isolation project in Washington State.
A prolific instructor and writer, Dunnicliff authored the leading book in his field: Geotechnical Instrumentation for Monitoring Field Performance. Additionally, he has authored or co-authored ten manuals on geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring and has solicited and edited more than130 articles on geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring for the North American magazine Geotechnical News. Dunnicliff has also taken the lead role in more than 100 continuing professional development courses on the same topic around the world.
Dunnicliff holds master’s degrees in civil engineering from Oxford and Harvard Universities. He is a resident of Bovey Tracey in Devon, England.
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 144,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. For more information, visit www.asce.org.