A Geotechnical Special Publication Honoring the Contributions of Robert D. Holtz

In cooperation with the ASCE Seattle Section Geotechnical Group

For more than 45 years Bob Holtz has made distinguished contributions to the assessment of fundamental soil behavior, soft ground construction and improvement, geosynthetic and steel reinforced soils, and geotechnical engineering education. Through his tenure at both Purdue University and the University of Washington, Bob has made a national and international impact through service in professional organizations such as ASCE, ASFE, ASTM, Geo-Institute, and TRB, as well as numerous other institutions (e.g., the Swedish Geotechnical Institute, various consulting firms, and contractors). Bob has also made a significant impact to the professional community in the Puget Sound region, helping build the connection between industry and the University of Washington.


Sound Geotechnical Research to Practice will comprise a collection of papers honoring the contribution of Robert D. Holtz in geotechnical research and practice. This volume will contain select papers by Bob Holtz, including his 2010 Terzaghi Lecture, papers presented in honor of Bob Holtz at the 2007 Spring Seminar hosted by Seattle ASCE Geotechnical Section, and other invited and solicited papers by professors, researchers, practicing geotechnical engineers, and contractors.


Selected papers will be presented with release of the Proceedings at GeoCongress 2013.

Important Dates

Edited by Armin W. Stuedlein, PhD, P.E. and Barry R. Christopher, PhD, P.E.

May 8, 2011: Abstracts Due

July 20, 2011: Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts

October 26, 2011: Draft Papers Due to Editors

January 4, 2012: Review Decision on Draft Papers

August 15, 2012: Final Papers Due to Editors

March 2013: GeoCongress 2013, Proceedings Released



Armin.Stuedlein (at) oregonstate (dot) edu

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Abstracts Due May 8, 2011