Benson earns ASTM soil and rock award
Wisconsin Distinguished Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geological Engineering Craig Benson has received the A. Ivan Johnson Outstanding Achievement Award from the ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock. The annual honor recognizes a member of Committee D18 whose efforts have produced a particular outstanding result or significant contribution to the work of D18. ASTM specifically cited Benson's efforts to develop precision statements for a hydraulic conductivity test method and establish a subcommittee on sustainable construction. The award will be formally presented to Benson at the main meeting of Committee D18 in New Orleans on January 26, 2015.