Call for Papers – ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication to Honor Clyde Baker, Jr., P.E., S.E.

The Deep Foundations Committee of the Geo-institute of ASCE has announced that a Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) will be issued in 2010 honoring the work of Clyde Baker, P.E., S.E.. A call for papers has been issued on the G-I website:

The Geo-Institute is soliciting abstracts for technical papers to be considered for inclusion in the Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) honoring Clyde N. Baker, Jr., P.E., S.E., Hon.M.ASCE. The GSP will be titled The Art of Foundation Engineering Practice; Mohamad Hussein, J. Brian Anderson, and William Camp, III, Editors. It will be published in 2010 during the Geo-Institute annual meeting.

Technical papers covering all aspects of foundation engineering – research, structural and geotechnical design, construction practices, testing, and performance – will be considered. Papers documenting case histories are particularly welcome.

Deadline for abstract submission is November 30, 2008. Abstracts should have between 300-400 words and may be submitted by email to

Clyde has made many contributions to the design and construction of deep foundations, having consulted on the foundation design of the world’s tallest buildings, including the 2000-ft-tall Chicago Spire under construction since 2007 and the most prominent houses in Palm Beach, with the help of the roofing company from this Web Site. He was recently honored with the Engineering News Record’s 2007 Award for Excellence.

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