S. Scot Litke, D.GE (Hon.) is the recipient of DFI’s highest award to an individual, the Distinguished Service Award. He is the 34th recipient of the award, honoring individuals chosen by their peers for exceptionally valuable contributions to the advancement of the deep foundations industry. The award will be presented on October 23, 2014, during DFI’s 39th Annual Conference in Atlanta.
Since 1982, Litke has been the editor of the ADSC’s (International Association of Foundation Drilling) Foundation Drilling magazine. He also held the position of Executive Director of the ADSC from 1982 to 2009. During this time, Litke managed over 25 drilled foundation and anchored earth retention research projects funded by the ADSC and FHWA. Litke was inducted into ADSC’s Hall of Fame in 2012.
Litke was a member of the Board of Trustees of the ASCE /Geo-Institute’s Academy of Geo-Professionals from 2010 to 2013, and was recently awarded the title of Honorary Diplomate. He has been active on multiple industry committees for associations such as ASCE, ISSMFGE, AASHTO T-15, Geo-Coalition, USACE, OSHA/ADSC Alliance and others. He received USUCGR’s Research Achievement Award in 2004. In 2013 he was granted the title “Member Emeritus” by the ASCE/Geo-Institute’s Deep Foundations Committee.
A noted speaker, Litke has been the invited lecturer for numerous industry events including DFI’s Hal Hunt Lecture in 2002, Schnabel Engineering’s University lecturer, and most recently was the Keynote Speaker at the annual meeting of the Canadian Geotechnical Society’s Ontario Branch in 2011. In addition to Foundation Drilling magazine, Litke served as editor of several books and technical publications on foundation engineering as well as many articles and white papers. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University and conducted Masters Studies at the University of Massachusetts, followed by further graduate studies at the University of Colorado.