Paul J. Sabatini is an Associate with Geosyntec Consultants in their Oak Brook, Illinois office. He has been a practicing engineer for 16 years and has been involved in multiple projects involving the analysis, design, and inspection of anchored walls, landslide stabilization systems, soil nail walls, braced excavations, MSE walls, gabion walls, and deep mixing for earth and foundation support. He is the author of seven Federal Highway Administration/National Highway Institute publications on ground anchors, soil nailing, micropiles, and load and resistance factor design for earth retaining systems. He is a certified instructor for the National Highway Institute. Dr. Sabatini is a member of ASCE's Earth Retaining Structures Committee and was the 2004 recipient of the Arthur Casagrande award for contributions to the design of ground anchors and earth retaining systems.