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Jim W. Hall, Jr. Announced as Winner of Robert Horonjeff Award

Friday, May 22, 2020

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Jim W. Hall, Jr., P.E., PhD., F.ASCE
T&DI is pleased to announce Jim W. Hall, Jr., P.E., PhD., F.ASCE, as the 2019 winner of the ASCE T&DI Robert Horonjeff Award which recognizing outstanding achievements in, and contributions to, the advancement of the field of air transportation engineering.

Dr. Hall has conducted numerous research and engineering studies pertaining to airports and airfields.  He is internationally recognized; his expertise spans all aspects of airfield pavement engineering.  His 55+ years of research and engineering experience covers pavement materials testing and characterization, mix designs for Portland cement concrete and hot mix asphalt, airfield pavement evaluation and design, runway re-construction on major military and civil airfields, airfield pavement management systems, distress data collection and analysis, develop test equipment and methodologies for nondestructive testing of airfields, performance studies for long life pavements, maintenance materials and applications, laboratory testing protocols for pavement materials, rehabilitation, life cycle cost analyses, forensic studies for both asphalt and concrete pavements, airport safety and risk modeling, training, and research.

Dr. Hall worked for the U.S. A. E. Waterways Experiment Station (WES) for 30 years where he managed large R&D on military and civilian airfield pavements.  In 1994, Dr. Hall joined Applied Research Associates (ARA) where he led pavement R&D for the US Air Force, US Army, FHWA, FAA, IPRF, AAPTP, ACRP, NCHRP, and state DOTs.  He retired from ARA in 2018 and continues to serve as consultant on R&D work for the Air Force and FAA and consults on airfield design and evaluation.

His received degrees in Civil Engineering include B.S., Mississippi State University; M.S., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., Auburn University.

Congratulations to Dr. Hall on this prestigious award.