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Mr. L. David Suits

Owner at LDS Geosynthetic Consulting Services
Albany, New York
L. David former Executive director of the North American Geosynthetics Society is now doing business as LDS Geosynthetic Consulting Services. In 2013 L. David Suits received the ASTM International Johnson Award for Outstanding Contributions to Soil and Rock Standards. As supervisor of the soil mechanics laboratory he oversaw the performance of all foundation design testing done in conjunction with the departments $1 billion design and construction program, this included strength, consolidation, permeability and model testing. He is also oversaw the department's geosynthetic acceptance and quality assurance process, this included testing and evaluating of geosynthetic products for strength, water flow and soil retention characteristics.

About Me

What professional recognitions do you have?
International Geosynthetics Society Achievement Award for work within the North American Geosynthetics Society, 2006
ASTM 1986 Award of Merit for geotextile test standardization - 1st Recipient from Committee D35 - Highest Award given to ASTM committee members - Title of Fellow
ASTM International Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, June 2013 recipient of the A. Ivan Johnson Achievement Award, the highest D18 Committee award, for work as the senior co-editor of the ASTM International Geotechnical Testing Journal
In 2014, the first recipient of the ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics L. David Suits Award.
What topics have you lectured or presented on?
Adjunct professor, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York; “Designing with Geosynthetics”, Spring 2006 and Spring 2009 terms


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Association Position
Transportation Research Board Committee on Geosynthetics Member emeritus(2006)


School Degree Graduation Year
Clarkson University M.S. Civil Engineering 1969
Clarkson University B.S. Civil Engineering 1967

Contact Information

LDS Geosynthetic Consulting Services

30 Old Karner Rd., #12063
Albany, NY 12212