James Laier, Ph.D.
Office Hours

 

Spring 2017

Ph: (251) 460-6160

James Laier, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering / Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

Dr. Laiers' vast experience includes hands-on application of environmental and geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing. His firm, Southern Earth Sciences, Inc. is one of the few in the southeast utilizing advanced cone penetrometer testing technology offering an advantage over conventional sampling methods by providing a virtually continuous profile of subsurface stratigraphy.


Education

 

 
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Florida
M.S.  Civil Engineering, West Virginia University
B.S.  Civil Engineering, The Citadel


Publications

"From Research to Practice in Geotechnical Engineering", Editor with David K. Crapps and Mohamad H. Hussein, published by the American Society of Civil Engineers Geotechnical Institute as Geotechnical Special Publication No. 180, at the Geo Institute's Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2008

"Anatomy of Foundation Performance Involving Three Gain Silos Systematically Loaded to Impending Failure", with Gary D.E. Cowles and Mark E. White, published by the American Society of Civil Engineers Geotechnical Institute in Geotechnical Special Publication No. 180, at the Geo Institute's Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2008

"Retaining Wall Drainage" published in "Landscape Contractor National Magazine", December 2007

"Predicting the Ultimate Compressive Capacity of a Long 12-H-74 Steel Pile" published in the Proceedings of the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, December 1994

"Instrumentation Performance in Soft Clay Soils (A Case History)" with William H. Brenner, published in the Proceedings of a Symposium: Sedimentation Consolidation Models, ASCE Conference, San Francisco, California, 1984

"Effects of Pressure Meter Probe Length/Diameter Ratop and Borehold Disturbance on Pressuremeter Test Results in Dry Sand", March 1973 (Ph.D. Dissertation)

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Courses

EG 201 - Introduction to Engineering and Problem Solving

EG 480 - Principles of Engineering Management and Leadership