ASCE has honored Matthew Meyer, P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE, with the 2023 Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award for outstanding contributions in deep foundations and retaining structures, particularly his innovative approaches to deep foundations for tall buildings in complicated geologic conditions.
Meyer has contributed to the successful construction of very deep foundations for iconic structures spanning stadiums, ports, high-rises, bridges, tunnels, and other major civil infrastructure. His projects have many notable applications of different technologies, such as deep drilled shafts, multilevel in-depth load testing, micropiles, and soil improvements. He has also provided leadership in professional societies, both locally and nationally, building strong ties among local practitioners.
The Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award recognizes contributions to design or construction of foundations, earthworks, retaining structures, or underground construction. Emphasis is placed on constructed works in which serious difficulties were overcome or substantial economies were achieved.