David Eastwood, P.E., F.ASCE, the president of Geotech Engineering and Testing, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Eastwood has practiced consulting engineering for 40 years, serving in key technical, project management, and administrative roles on both domestic and international assignments. His experiences in these functions include project types and large capital investments ranging from public works and transportation to petrochemical, industrial, and residential and commercial buildings. Geotech has been a leader in providing soils and foundation engineering services to cities, schools, highway departments, builders, developers, architects, and designers. Eastwood has conducted geotechnical explorations for more than 30,000 projects.
He is past president of the Houston Chapter of Texas Council for Engineering Laboratories. He helped with development of the geotechnical guidelines for design and construction for, among others, City of Houston, Harris County, and Harris County Flood Control District facilities. He conducts training in geotechnical, environmental, materials, and forensic engineering for the City of Houston, Harris County Engineering Department, City of Sugar Land, American Institute of Architects, Associated Builders and Contractors, American Public Works Association, and Greater Houston Builders Association.
Eastwood is on the Post-Tensioning Institute’s Slab-at-Grade Geotechnical Committee. Further, he is the founder and past president of Foundation Performance Association, an organization specializing in foundation failure evaluation, and is certified as a Corrective Action Project Manager with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. He is the past president of the Academy of Distinguished Civil and Environmental Engineers at the University of Houston, Cullen College of Engineering. He is also a Distinguished Alumnus of the College.
Eastwood received his bachelor and master of science in civil engineering from the University of Houston, with specialization in soils engineering. He has attended continuing education seminars at Rice, Princeton, the University of Maryland, and the University of Houston.