San Antonio. The Texas Council of Engineering Laboratories (TCEL) honored Dr. Carl F. Raba, Jr. P.E., Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of Raba Kistner, with their 2017 Award of Excellence.
According to Board Member, Jeffrey C. Roberts, P.E., Senior Principal and Division Manager of the Houston office of Terracon, “Our selection of Dr. Raba was the result of his commitment to the Geotechnical and Construction Materials Testing and Engineering (now called GeoProfessional) community on raising the bar of the profession over all these many years.”
Raba Kistner was a founding member of TCEL in 1972 with Dr. Raba serving as the organization’s second president in 1974 and 1975.
“This is a significant honor from my colleagues and profession,” said Dr. Raba. “Since its inception, TCEL’s member firms and leadership have been involved in almost all significant construction projects throughout Texas. They have also supported engineering education and expanding its curriculum in important technical areas.”
“Carl Raba’s commitment to the TCEL Organization and to our profession by his presence, his encouragement in the participation of Raba Kistner’s employees (many who have served and continue to serve on the board of directors) and his long term support to foster, promote and maintain excellence and professionalism in the GeoProfessional Industry, made his selection an easy choice for the Board of Directors,” said Roberts.