This lectureship was established by the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division (now the Geo-Institute) of the Society by the solicitation of gifts from the many friends and admirers of Karl Terzaghi, Hon.M.ASCE. It was instituted by the Board of Direction on October 10, 1960.
- At about yearly intervals and upon recommendation of the Geo-Institute Board of Governors, the Executive Director will invite a distinguished engineer to deliver a "Terzaghi Lecture" at an appropriate meeting of the Society.
- The recipient shall be recommended by the
for approval by the Society's Executive Committee.
- The lecturer shall be tendered a certificate and a cash prize determined annually by and subject to the approval of the Executive Committee of the Board of Direction based on the income from the award endowment.
- Membership in the Society is not a requirement for consideration.