Why Geology Matters
Presented By: Timothy R. Weston, P.E. – MLA Geotechnical
The geologic formations of the Austin area are highly variable and diverse. In this presentation, we will take a look at these geologies, how they were formed, and where you can find them in the Austin area. Then we will tie it all back to how these different geologic formations relate to the design and construction of structures. The presentation will be informative and relatable utilizing Austin area maps, exhibits and design cases.
Timothy R. Weston, P.E. was born and raised in Maryland in the suburbs of Washington D.C. He received his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech University and his graduate degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Texas. Upon graduation, Mr. Weston began working for MLA Geotechnical (then called MLA Labs) under the mentorship of Kirby Meyer. As a board-certified professional engineer with the state of Texas, Mr. Weston has served the company in many different capacities over the years including performing numerous geotechnical studies and forensic analyses. Currently, Mr. Weston is president of MLA geotechnical and oversees the operation and management of the company including geotechnical and construction materials testing services.