Civil Engineer J.A. "Jay" Padgett, Jr., PE, FASCE, is a graduate
of Dickinson College (Sc.B. in Physics) and Rensselaer Polytechnic
He served briefly as a reserve officer in the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers prior to embarking on a 22-year career with a regional
consulting geotechnical engineering firm. At this firm, he had a
variety of duties, including project management, marketing, human
resources, business and finance management, corporate Board member
and President of a subsidiary company. In 1993 he formed his own
firm, which specializes in engineering support services for the
geotechnical, geoenvironmental, construction, and mining marketplaces.
The firm provides investigations, testing, prospecting, instrumentation,
and various related specialty services.
His experience includes work at numerous military installations,
historic and monumental sites in Washington, DC, public projects,
and numerous private developments throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
Projects include building foundations, dams, bridges, towers, roads,
pipelines, quarries, water front facilities, dredging, landfills,
land stability, forensics, pavements, retaining structures, prospecting,
ground water, and environmental issues. Areas of professional expertise
include geotechnical engineering, site characterization, project
management, and geotechnical instrumentation.
Mr. Padgett has served as District Director on the American Society
of Civil Engineers National Board of Direction, Chair of the Board's
Policy Team, and as President of the National Capital Section of
ASCE. ASCE service has included numerous technical and professional
committee assignments as well as representation of ASCE to other
organizations such as the AAES Engineers Public Policy Council and
the U.S. Department of Labor Advisory Committee on Construction
Safety and Health. He is currently Conference Vice Chair and Program
Chair for the ASCE 2002 Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Other
professional affiliations of Mr. Padgett or the firm include ASFE,
the Engineering Society of Baltimore, ASCE Geo-Institute and Construction
Institute and the National Ground Water Association. Professional
contributions include particpation in development of Codes and Standards,
presentations at conferences/seminars, and student-oriented activities.
Mr. Padgett is a Past President and Life Member of the Prince George's
County (MD) Board of Trade and various other civic, business and
community organizations. Civic volunteer service includes membership
on citizens' commissions to recommend a new county growth management
plan, evaluation of public policy on rubble landfills, and assistance
of the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court of Maryland in strategic planning
and quality management.
A lifelong resident of Maryland, Mr. Padgett is also a licensed
Maryland Master Well Driller and an OSHA-trained Hazardous Material
Site Worker and Supervisor.