TTI Research Engineer Jean-Louis Briaud received the prestigious Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award during ceremonies at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Institute conference in Denver.
The Kapp Award is given on the basis of the best example of innovative or outstanding design or construction of foundations, earthworks, retaining structures, or underground construction. Emphasis is placed on constructed works where serious difficulties were overcome or where substantial economies were achieved.
Briaud’s plaque reads “for his many contributions to innovative foundation engineering through his work in academia and private consulting practice, and for his efforts leading to numerous practical innovations which have permitted difficult foundation problems to be overcome.”
Briaud is the program manager of TTI’s Geotechnical and Environmental Program.