Keller Webinar Series: Sustainability
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Advancing Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering and Construction
Although the use of the term "sustainability" is becoming more widespread, it can be difficult to know what tangible things we can do as geotechnical engineers and contractors to further the goals of sustainable development. During this talk, Kimberly will provide a brief background on sustainability, demonstrate how geotechnical engineers and contractors can have a large impact when it comes to environmental sustainability, and provide ideas to push our industry forward on the topic of social sustainability.
Kimberly Martin, Ph.D., P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE
Dr. Kimberly Martin is a Senior Engineer at Keller. Her current role is to develop and implement Keller's Sustainability Strategy in North America, including leading innovation initiatives to support Keller's carbon targets. Kimberly previously worked in the oil and gas industry as a lead geotechnical engineer on development projects across the globe.
She is the past chair of the Arizona Geo-Institute and is the Region 8 representative for the Geo-Institute's Local Involvement Committee. Kimberly also serves on the sustainability committees of the Geo-Institute and the Deep Foundations Institute. She is a member of the editorial panel for Engineering Sustainability, a journal published by the Institute of Civil Engineers.
Kimberly holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona and an M.S. in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. She recently completed her Ph.D. at Arizona State University with a focus on bio-inspired geotechnics and lifecycle sustainability within geotechnical engineering. In addition, Kimberly is devoted to improving diversity and inclusion within the engineering community.