David K. Crapps, Ph.D., P.E., principal for GPE, Inc. and David K. Crapps, Inc., both of Gainesville, Fla., is presenting the DFI 2016 Osterberg Memorial Lecturer at DFI’s SuperPile ’16 conference being held June 7-9 at the Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago. The lecture is titled, “Lessons Learned from Dr. Jorj O. Osterberg and His Inventions.”
Dr. Crapps is the founding owner of Schmertmann & Crapps, Gainesville, Fla. He is a deep foundations specialist with over 40 years of research, design, construction, and testing of piles and drilled shafts (bored piles).
He has served as the geotechnical engineer-of-record for many significant projects involving drilled shafts, SPT testing and dilatometer testing. He has authored and co-authored many reports and technical publications on geotechnical engineering, and has lectured at the University of Florida and at DFI, ASCE and ADSC events. He also assisted the Florida DOT in writing the Foundation Specifications for Structures used today by a number of state agencies.
Dr. Crapps earned his B.Sc. and his M.A.Sc. from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. from the University of Florida, Gainesville.
The annual Osterberg Memorial Lecture and Award was established in honor of Dr. Jorj O. Osterberg to recognize innovations in deep foundations construction related to engineering design, testing or education, and is supported by DFI Corporate Member Loadtest Inc. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefit the DFI Educational Trust Scholarship Fund.