Academy of Distinguished Alumni

randy poston

Randall W. Poston

B.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1978
M.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1980
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1984

Randall W. Poston has extensive experience in using nondestructive techniques to evaluate the extent of corrosion and in identifying structural defects. He graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering with Highest Honors in 1978 and a M.S. in Structural Engineering in 1980. He then worked for two years at Exxon Production Research Company in Houston, Texas. Upon receiving the Phil M. Ferguson Endowed Presidential Fellowship, he continued his graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin where he received his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering in 1984.

For the past 22 years, Poston has been a structural engineering consultant engaged in the evaluation, repair, strengthening and design of more than 500 structures. He is the founding Sr. Principal of the structural engineering consulting firm Pivot Engineers located in Austin, Texas.

Poston has also made significant contributions in structural engineering research and practice by authoring more than 100 nationally- and internationally-recognized technical papers. He has been awarded five prizes for published papers from ASCE, ACI, and ASTM has received two awards from ACI for significant technical contributions in the concrete field, and has been elected a Fellow of both ASCE and ACI. In addition, he is an active member of numerous national and international technical committees, including ACI Committee 318 – Structural Concrete Building Code.

Poston is the recipient of three national awards for consulting projects including the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) Project of the Year for the repairand seismic strengthening of the 7.5-mile Marina del Rey Seawall located in Los Angeles, California. He is also an active participant in research projects at UT-Austin, providing valuable assistance to faculty and graduate students.