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2021-2022 Traveling Lecturer during the Geo-Institute Chicago Lecture Series

May 5, 2022 – Chicago, Illinois

“Mandalay Bay Micropiles” lecture will be presented at the Harborside International Golf Club (Chicago’s south side) during the 2022 Chicago Geotechnical Lecture.

Thomas D. Richards, Jr., P.E., D.GE

Tom Richards is retired chief engineer and now consultant at Nicholson Construction Company. For over 30 years at Nicholson, he dealt with technical aspects of a multitude of specialized geotechnical projects using micropiles, anchors, soil nails, diaphragm walls and numerous grouting techniques. Richards’ responsibilities included design, quality control, research, testing and instrumentation. He was active in numerous committees of DFI, ADSC, PTI and ASCE, leading to frequent commenting on FHWA and other industry documents. He is a past chair of DFI’s Micropile Committee and the Anchored Earth Retention Committee, and remains active on a few DFI and ADSC committees. He is also a member of The Moles. In 2019, Richards was awarded DFI’s Distinguished Service Award.