Holdredge Award

The Holdredge Award, first established in 1962 by the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists, is named in honor of Claire P. Holdredge, a founding member and the first President of the association. The award is presented for a publication by an AEG Member(s) within the 5 previous years that is judged to be an outstanding contribution to the Engineering Geology profession. Nominations for this award are made by the membership at large to the Awards Committee. The Committee, at its discretion, selects a candidate from the nominees for confirmation by the President. The award, not necessarily conferred annually, is presented at the Annual Banquet. Nominations are due March 15 each year and should be submitted to Headquarters.


1965 George A. Kiersch, The Vaiont Reservoir Disaster, Civil Engineering, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 32–39, 1964
1967 F. Beach Leighton, Landslides and Hillside Development, in Engineering Geology in Southern California (R. Lung and R. Proctor, eds.), Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists Special Publication, pp. 149–206, 1966
1968 Lloyd B. Underwood, Classification and Identification of Shales, American Society of Civil Engineers, Journal of Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, vol. 93, no. SM6, pp. 97–116, 1967
1970 J. F. Poland, Land Subsidence Due to Withdrawal of Fluids (coauthor, G.H. Davis), Geological Society of America, Reviews in Engineering Geology, Vol. II, pp. 187–269, 1969
1971 Manuel G. Bonilla (two papers) 1. Surface Faulting and Related Effects, in Earthquake Engineering (R. L. Wiegel, ed.), Prentice Hall, pp. 47–74, 1970. 2. Effects of the Earthquake of March 27, 1964, on The Alaska Railroad (coauthor D.S. McCulloch), U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 545D, 1970
1972 George M. Hughes, Hydrogeology of Solid Waste Disposal Sites in Northeastern Illinois (coauthors, R. A. Landon and R.M. Farvolden), U.S. Public Health Service Bureau of Solid Waste Management, Cincinnati, Ohio, 137 p., 1969
1974 Robert F. Leggett, Cities and Geology, McGrawHill, 1973
1975 Frank Netterberg, Calcrete in Road Construction, [South Africa] National Institute for Road Research Bulletin 10, CSIR Research Report 286, 73 p., Pretoria, 1971
1977 Shailer S. Philbrick, Kinuza Dam and the Glacial Foreland, in Geomorphology and Engineering (D.R. Coates, ed.), Dowden, Hutchison, and Ross (Stroudsburg, PA), pp. 175–197, 1976
1978 David L. Royster, Some Observations on the Use of Horizontal Drains in the Correction and Prevention of Landslides, Proceedings of the 28th Annual Highway Geology Symposium, Rapid City, South Dakota, August 10–12, 1977
1979 Douglas R. Piteau, Regional Slope Stability Controls and Engineering Geology of the Fraser Canyon, British Columbia, in Reviews in Engineering Geology, Vol. III, Landslides, Geological Society of America, pp. 85–111, 1977
1980 A.B.A. Brink, Engineering Geology of Southern Africa, Vol. 1, Building Publications, Pretoria, 1979
1981 Christopher C. Mathewson, Engineering Geology, Merrill Publishing, 1981
1983 David L. Royster, Landslide Remedial Measures, Tennessee Department of Transportation Publication Authorization 101, 1982
1984 Roy E. Hunt, Geotechnical Engineering Investigations Manual, McGrawHill
1987 Perry H. Rahn, Engineering Geology An Environmental Approach, Elsevier, 1986
1988 Roy E. Hunt, Geotechnical Engineering Techniques and Practices, McGrawHill, 1986
1989 John T. McGill, Geologic Maps of the Pacific Palisades Area, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I1828, 1989
1990 Robert B. Johnson and Jerome V. DeGraff, Principles of Engineering Geology,John Wiley and Sons, 1988
1991 Richard W. Galster and the Washington State Section, Engineering Geology in Washington, Volumes I and II, Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources Bulletin 78, 1989
1993 George Kiersch, The Heritage of Engineering Geology; The First Hundred Years, Geological Society of America, Centennial Special Volume 3, 1991
1995 Bernard W. Pipkin and Richard J. Proctor, Engineering Geology Practice in Southern California, Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists Southern California Section, Special Publication 4, Star Publishing, 1992
1996 David J. Varnes, The Slumgullion Earth Flow: A Large-Scale Natural Laboratory (coeditor, W. Z. Savage), U. S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2130, 1996
1997 A. Keith Turner and Robert L. Schuster, Landslides: Investigation and Mitigation, Transportation Research Board Special Report 247, 1996
1998 Syed E. Hasan, Geology and Hazardous Waste Management, Prentice Hall, 1996
1999 James P. McCalpin, Paleoseismology, Academic Press, 1996
2000 Frederick G. Bell, Environmental Geology: Principles and Practice, Blackwell Science (U.K.), 1998
2001 Samuel R. Bartlett and Mark McKeown, Engineering Geology Field Manual, Second Edition, Volume 1, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, 1998
2003 Sir John L. Knill, Core Values: the First Hans Cloos Lecture, in Engineering Geology for Developing Countries, Proceedings of the 9th Congress of the International AEG and the Environment, Durban, South Africa, 16-20 September 2002 – J. L. van Rony and C. A. Jermy, Editors
2004 Fred G. Bell, Engineering Geology and Construction, Spon Press (U.K.), 2004
2005 Earl W. Hart, Ridge-Top Spreading in California, Contributions Toward Understanding a Significant Seismic Hazard, California Geological Survey, CD 2003-05, 2003
2006 William C. Haneberg, Computational Geosciences with Mathematica, Springer, August 2004
2007 Paul Santi, Douglas D. Boyer and William Pat Rogers, Engineering Geology in Colorado: Contributions, Trends, and Case Histories, AEG Special Publication No. 15 and Colorado Geological Survey Special Publication No. 55: and A. Keith Turner and William Pat Rogers, History of Engineering Geology Development in Colorado (a paper within the publication)
2008 Harry S. Audell, Field Guide to Crack Patterns in Buildings: A Guide to Residential Building Cracks Caused by Geologic Hazards, AEG Special Publication No. 16, 2006
2009 Allen W. Hatheway, Julie C. Keaton and Robert M. Valentine, Perspectives: A Collection of Lessons Learned from a Career of Intense Practice in Engineering Geology, AEG Special Publication No. 13, 2005
2010 William R. Lund, Tyler R. Knudsen, Garrett S. Vice and Lucas M. Shaw, Geologic Hazards and Adverse Construction Conditions – St. George-Hurricane Metropolitan Area, Washington County Utah, Special Study 127, Utah Geological Survey, CD 2008
2011 Terry R. West, Geology Applied to Engineering, Waveland Press, Inc., 2010
2012  Eldon Gath, Neotectonics and Paleoseismology of the Limón and Pedro Miguel Faults in Panamá: Earthquake Hazard to the Panamá Canal (coauthors, T. Rockwell, T. González, C. Madden, D. Verdugo, C. Lippincott, T. Dawson, L. A. Owen, M. Fuchs, A. Cadena, P. Williams, E. Weldon, and P. Franceschi), Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 100, No. 6, pp. 3097–3129, December 2010
2013 Allen Hatheway, Remediation of Former Manufactured Gas Plants, and Other Coal Tar Sites, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, 2012 
2014 Patrick Barosh and David Woodhouse, Civil Engineering Practice - A City Upon a Hill: The Geology of the City of Boston & Surrounding Region, Boston Society of Civil Engineers, 2012
2015 Nazrul Khandaker, Geoengineering Constraints on Foundation: Case Study from Queens, New York City, USA (coauthors, S. Schleifer, A. R. Slaughter, M. Ahmed and B. A. Sayeed), Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, vol. 5, no. 14, 2015
2016 Jeff Keaton, Engineering Geology: Fundamental Input or Random Variable? (J. L. Withiam, K. K. Phoon and M. H. Hussein, eds.), Foundation engineering in the face of uncertainty: Geotechnical Special Publication 229, The Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, pp. 232-253, 2013
2017 Steve D. Bowman and William R. Lund, editors: Utah Geological Survey Circular 122, Guidelines for Investigating Geologic Hazards and Preparing Engineering-Geology Reports, With a Suggested Approach to Geologic-Hazard Ordinances in Utah
2020 Peter Bobrowsky and Brian Marker, Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology