Steven D. Thorne, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, is a principal with Terracon Consultants, Inc., and manager of their New Jersey office. He has over 30 years of engineering experience involving the planning, supervision, management, and/or review of over 1,500 projects. Thorne’s experience has included most areas of geotechnical practice, with a special focus in the following areas: deep foundations, soft ground construction, slope stability, ground improvement, and seismic evaluation.
As a founding trustee and later president of the Academy of Geo-Professionals, he spent 9 years developing and promoting specialty certification for geotechnical engineers. Currently president of the Geoprofessional Business Association (formerly ASFE), Thorne has dedicated over 15 years of service to GBA’s committees and Board of Directors. In addition to Thorne’s engineering experience, he has served as a leader in national organizations promoting both technical and business excellence within the geotechnical profession. A licensed Professional Engineer in 4 states, he holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.