Terence Holman Appointed Adjunct Faculty for Foundation Engineering at Northwestern University
Terence Holman, Ph.D., P.E., a senior geotechnical engineer for Geosyntec based in Illinois, has been appointed to a one-year term as an adjunct professor of the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Northwestern University.
Dr. Holman, a Northwestern alumnus, is teaching a mixed senior-level and graduate course in foundation engineering for the university's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering during the winter quarter. He earned his Ph.D. in civil engineering from Northwestern in 2005.
Dr. Holman joined Geosyntec in 2012 and has more than 18 years of experience in geotechnical and geostructural engineering, design, and construction. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for a major, nationwide specialty contractor where he was responsible for all facets of the design and construction of specialty deep foundations, excavation support and earth retention systems, ground improvement, underpinning, dewatering systems, and ground freezing. Dr. Holman also led estimating, bid, proposal, and business development efforts for new work around the United States.
Since joining Geosyntec, Dr. Holman has served as lead geotechnical engineer for projects in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, Georgia, and Texas. His contribution to the state of the practice has included serving as chair of the Tiebacks and Soil Nailing Committee of the Deep Foundations Institute (2009 to present), secretary of the Micropile Committee of the International Association for Foundation Drilling (2012 to present), and chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers' Metropolitan Section Geotechnical Group (2007 — 2008).
Dr. Holman's project experience includes geotechnical engineering and foundation designs for large bridge and transportation projects; designs of deep foundation projects for parking structures and power plants; underground and deep excavation construction; feasibility studies for ground improvement; and design and construction services using micropiles and minicaissons for foundation improvements during building retrofits, expressway repairs, and crane usage at nuclear facilities.