Thomas Krzewinski appointed president of the International Association of Cold Regions Development Studies (IACORDS)
Anchorage, AK - Tom Krzewinski, a principal and senior geotechnical engineering consultant at Golder Associates Inc., was named president of the International Association of Cold Regions Development Studies (IACORDS).
During his 6-year term, he will oversee IACORDS as it focuses on organizing symposiums for experts to exchange ideas on scientific, technological, and cultural expertise toward the development of cold regions.
Krzewinski has served for 12 years on the IACORDS Board of Directors and was actively involved on the conference planning committees for ISCORD 1997 (Anchorage) and ISCORD 2007 (Tampere).
He recently attended the International Symposium on Cold Regions Development (ISCORD) 2010 in Yakutsk, Russia where he presented his and Steven L. Anderson's paper on "Design and Construction of Cut-Off Wall in Warm Permafrost."
He also acted as a moderator at a round table on "Prospects for the Development of Cold Regions." Krzewinski will chair the next symposium in the series, ISCORD 2013, which will be held in Anchorage and is sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
He has over 37 years of experience as a geotechnical, environmental, and cold regions engineer. Krzewinski is a past chair of ASCE's Technical Council on Cold Regions Engineering and is the past president of the Alaska Section of ASCE.
He was the 1998 recipient of the ASCE's Harold R. Peyton Award for significant contributions to the field of Cold Regions Geotechnical Engineering. He is also the 2009 Alaska Engineer of the Year.
Golder Associates is a respected, employee-owned global company providing consulting, design, and construction services in the specialist areas of earth, the environment, and energy. Golder has experienced steady growth since its formation in 1960. More than 7,000 people operate in local companies across Africa, Australasia, Europe, North America, and South America. Golder has been recognized by as a quality place to work by winning "Best Employer to Work For" awards in Australia, Canada, South Africa and the U.S., and consistently ranks high in Engineering News Record and other trade publications.