Dr. Jorj O. Osterberg Passes


Dr. Jorj Osterberg, inventor of the Osterberg Cell (or O-Cell) load testing device, passed away on June 1, 2008. Information on his life and achievements can be found at geoprac.net, at the Geo-Institute, or at Loadtest, Inc. The O-Cell has been used worldwide to test drilled shaft and other deep foundations. Tributes to Dr. Osterberg are planned in the ADSC’s Foundation Drilling magazine and possibly other publications. (Photo credit: Geo-Institute of ASCE)

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