of Schnabel Geostructural Design and Construction graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. For the next two years he worked for A. A. Mathews, Inc., a consulting firm based in Rockville, Maryland. In 1979, Mr. Ludwig graduated with a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering. His area of specialization was geotechnical engineering with an emphasis on fundamental soil behavior. In 1979, Mr. Ludwig joined Schnabel Foundation Company as a Research Engineer. He conducted a research program related to the short-term and long-term behavior of tiebacks anchored in cohesive soils. Some of the results of the field investigations are incorporated in his Ph.D. thesis on the behavior of tiebacks in cohesive soils. Mr. Ludwig completed the requirements for his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 1985.
From 1984 to 1986, Mr. Ludwig was a Construction Manager and managed work associated with earth retention systems before returning to his role as a Research Engineer. In 1989, Mr. Ludwig became a Regional Manager and subsequently a Vice President. In this capacity, he participated in the overall management of the Company and managed the Mid-Atlantic Region from 1989 to April 2014. He also managed the Northeast Region for about 10 years during that time. In May 2014, Mr. Ludwig retired from his position and became responsible for the procurement of large jobs nationwide.