​​​Professors Shadi Najjar and George Saad receive ASTM best paper award

​​​​Professors Shadi Najjar and George Saad from MSFEA's civil and environ​mental engineering department​​ have received the best paper award from the prestigious ASTM for their manuscript “Rational Decision Framework for Designing Pile-Load Test Programs”, published in Volume 40, Issue 2 of the Geotechnical Testing Journal.

Their paper was selected by the Journal’s editors “due to its strong rational decision making framework for optimizing the process of proof load testing of piles using reliability-based methods. The framework described in the paper could potentially have broad practical impact by optimizing cost and effectiveness of proof load testing programs for pile foundations. The content of the paper is expected to have a direct impact on the practice of geotechnical engineering.”