Dan was recognized with the 2009 Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award at the International Foundation Congress and Exposition 09 in March. The award is given annually by ASCE to recognize outstanding achievement in geo-construction. From the ASCE Web site:
The Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award will be given to an individual on the basis of the best example of innovative or outstanding design or construction of foundations, earthworks, retaining structures, or underground construction. Emphasis shall be placed on constructed works where serious difficulties were overcome or where substantial economies were achieved. The example shall have been described in published form available to the entire engineering community.