ASCE has honored William L. Gamble, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, with the 2017 T.Y. Lin Award for his paper “Phi-Factors Revisited,” published in Concrete International, December 2015.
Gamble has been on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering since 1963, and is a registered structural engineer in the State of Illinois.
He has taught five different undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of reinforced and prestressed concrete, plus a course on the fire resistance of structures. He is coauthor (with Robert Park of New Zealand) of the book Reinforced Concrete Slabs, published by Wiley.
Gamble is an ASCE Life Member and a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute. He is also a member of the Prestressed Concrete Institute, ASTM, the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, and the Joint ACI-ASCE Committees on Reinforced Concrete Slabs and on Prestressed Concrete. In addition, he is a member of the ACI Committees on Fire Resistance and on Concrete Piling, the PCI Building Code Committee, and the ASTM Committee on Reinforcing Steel.
He was a Fulbright Fellow in Australia in 1962-63. He holds a B.S. (Kansas State University, 1959), an M.S. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1961), and a Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1962), all in civil engineering.
The T.Y. Lin Award recognizes contributions to the field of prestressed concrete.