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Scott Anderson

Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Scott Anderson, Ph.D., P.E. (CO), has over 35 years of geotechnical design and construction experience in the transportation, water resources, mining, and pipeline industries. In addition to working as a consultant to these industries, he is a former researcher, professor, and government agency leader. He has led and provided oversight and review to geohazard and construction site characterizations, and design and construction activities, often focussing on risk-based assessments. He is devoted to learning and advancement through research and deployment of new technology and serves as a committee chair or member of several technical committees of the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s, including the Committee on Geological and Geotechnical Engineering, the Transportation Research Board, and panels for the National Cooperative Highway Research Program. He is a Steering Committee member for the National Science Foundation’s Geotechnical Extreme Event Reconnaissance Association and is a member of multiple American Society of Civil Engineering Geo-Institute committees including the Innovative Technologies and Tools in Geotechnical Engineering Committee. Selected awards include the Federal Highway Administration Engineer of the Year in 2014, the K.B. Woods Award in 2016 from the Transportation Research Board, and the 2017 Jahns Distinguished Lecturer for the Association of Engineering Geologists and the Geological Society of America.