Specialty geotechnical contractor Moretrench announced today, January 7, that Vice President and Chief Engineer Paul C Schmall, PhD, PE, DGE, has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Wallace Hayward Baker Award.
The prestigious award was established in 2000 by the Geo-Institute of the American Society for Civil Engineers in recognition of the creative and innovative contributions of the late Dr. Wallace Hayward Baker to the field of ground modification. It is given annually in recognition of “ingenious innovation in the field of ground modification… resourceful development of a new technology or the creative application of existing technology to achieve field performance not previously demonstrated.”
Schmall graduated from Bucknell University in 1988 and joined Moretrench shortly thereafter. He earned his doctorate in Civil Engineering from the University of Nottingham, UK, in 2013. He has dedicated his career with Moretrench to the advancement of the geotechnical industry, particularly in the field of grouting and groundwater control for underground structures, and is proactive in sharing his experience and advancing the state of the practice through frequent seminar and conference technical publications and presentations, and by serving on industry committees. Schmall is a co-author of Construction Dewatering and Groundwater Control (2007).