Civil engineering technical committee honored by ASCE Geo-Institute
The Committee on Engineering Geology and Site Characterization (EG&SC), chaired by Xiong (Bill) Yu, associate professor of civil engineering at Case Western Reserve, has been selected to receive the Technical Committee of the Year award by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Institute.
The award recognizes the contributions of technical committees to the mission of ASCE Geo-Institute in the form of member engagement, leadership and quality of services. The winning committee is selected from around 20 national technical committees of the Geo-Institute. The public announcement was made during the Geo-Congress 2014 Geocharacterization and Modeling for Sustainability, the annual conference of ASCE Geo-Institute, held in Atlanta in February.
The EG&SC committee was founded in 1952 and is one of the oldest committees of the ASCE. Its role is to improve cooperation between engineers and geologists and encompass and deal with all problems pertinent to engineering geology. Yu became chair of the committee in 2013 after three years serving as vice chair.