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.