Shannon & Wilson and the University of Washington’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering presented the annual Stanley D. Wilson Memorial Lecture on March 17, 2016.  This year's lecturer, Frank Rausche, PhD, PE, DGE, presented, “Tools for Achieving Structural and Geotechnical Quality in Deep Foundation Construction”, which explored the most effective structural integrity, load testing, and construction monitoring methods for safe and economical foundations.  The lecture was recorded and is available for viewing here.

Frank Rausche was a key member of the research team that developed the Case Method, Pile Driving Analyzer®, Pile Integrity Tester and the APPLE load test system, and has been contributing to the development of the Cross Hole Analyzer and Thermal Integrity Profiler. He has been the principal author of GRLWEAP and CAPWAP®, has authored numerous papers in the area of dynamic pile testing and analysis, and has contributed to several patents. The former President of GRL Engineers, Inc., and Principal of Pile Dynamics, Inc., Frank is a registered professional engineer and a member of ASCE, ISSMGE, ADSC, DFI, PDCA and DGGT.

The Stanley D. Wilson Memorial Lecture was established in 1989 to foster and maintain the spirit of thoughtful and practical engineering solutions.