Virginia DOT Engineer Named Fellow

June 16, 2017


Chaz B. Weaver, P.E., PEM, F.ASCE, the district materials engineer in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Staunton District, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.

Weaver has 19 years of experience in a wide range of endeavors in geotechnical, materials, and transportation design and construction. He has been the responsible geotechnical and pavement design engineer for over 175 road and bridge projects totaling over $1 billion in design and construction, and project manager for 11 projects totaling over $50 million. His favorite accomplishment is the Interstate 81 Pavement Recycling Project, the first use of full-depth reclamation, cold in-place recycling, and cold central-plant recycling in the northern hemisphere. The project was an AASHTO Top 10 Grand Prize finalist in 2012 and the basis for a 2015 AASHTO Sweet 16 High Value Research Project, among several other honors. He was also instrumental in Virginia’s second geosynthetic reinforced soil-integrated bridge system structure.

In addition, he serves on two Transportation Research Board standing committees and three VDOT research advisory committees, where he has participated on 17 technical review panels. Through these committees, publications, and presentations, Weaver has championed such innovations as warm-mix asphalt, pavement recycling, micropiles in karst, low-shrinkage concrete, GRS-IBS, safety edge, intelligent compaction, and geotechnical asset management.

Since 2012, Weaver has been a member (and former chair) of ASCE’s Committee on Leadership and Management, and also recently joined ASCE’s Public Agency Peer Review Committee. He has been an ASCE member since 1995.

His community service includes serving as Officer of Election in Virginia and coaching girls softball. He also authored a book documenting the history of baseball in the Shenandoah Valley.

Weaver received his B.S. in civil engineering from Virginia Tech and his master’s in engineering management from Old Dominion University. He is certified by the American Society for Engineering Management as a professional engineering manager.

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