Congratulations are in order to Jean-Louis Briaud, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, Dist.M.ASCE, and Spencer Buchanan Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, for his election as President of the American Society of Civil Engineers for 2019-20.
Jean-Louis is an old friend and a great person. Our association goes back to the 1980’s when I was principal at Vulcan Iron Works and active in the Deep Foundations Institute. He has been an encouragement to me through the years, especially with this effort.
On this site he was featured for his “pet peeve” regarding consolidation a few months ago. He posed an interesting problem that needs some discussion. I believe he will challenge us to tackle other interesting and important problems during his term as President.