HOWARD NEWLON

Education: BCE University of Virginia; MCE University of Virginia.


Background: Howard Newlon, a native of Virginia, received degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia. He has taught part-time in the Architecture School since 1970, lecturing in the areas of technology including structures, materials, history of Victorian technology, and preservation technology.
Professor Newlon joined the Virginia Transportation Research Council, an organization jointly sponsored by the Virginia Department of Transportation and the University of Virginia, as a graduate assistant and retired in 1989 as Director of Research. During his career with the Research Council, he headed its concrete research program and began its program for identifying and preservation of Virginia's historic bridges, developing processes that have subsequently been adopted by many states.
Author of numerous research reports and published articles, Professor Newlon has also served on and chaired a number of national committees in his fields of expertise. He is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute, the American Society for Testing and Materials, and the American Society of Civil Engineers. His work has been recognized by several professional groups. He received the highest award from the Transportation Research Board for "Outstanding Achievement in the Production of Fundamental and Development Research," and an honor award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation for his contributions to protecting and preserving the nation's historic bridges. In 1986 he was designated as Virginia's Outstanding Civil Engineer by the American Society of Civil Engineers.