In Memory of Woody Vogt, GBA President 2018-2019

It is with a heavy heart that we must share the passing of a dear friend and significant contributor to the Geoprofessional Business Association, numerous other associations, and the geoprofessions.

On Friday, June 3rd., Woodward L. “Woody” Vogt, P.E., D. GE, F. GBA, F. ACI, F. ASCE, F. ASTM (Paradigm Consultants/CMT) passed away after complications associated with brain surgery that was performed in March.

Despite his long list of professional licenses, and well-earned titles as diplomate and fellow, to everyone, he was simply “Woody”. Mr. Vogt was President of Paradigm Consultants, Inc. in Houston which was recently purchased by CMT Engineering Laboratories. He had more than 40 years’ experience providing geotechnical, construction materials and investigative and forensic engineering services. Mr. Vogt was a Diplomate of Academy of Geo-Professionals and a fellow of GBA, the American Society of Civil Engineers, ACI International, and ASTM International.

Woody served as GBA’s President in 2018-2019 after many years of service as Director. Before joining the GBA Board of Directors, Mr. Vogt was a founding member of GBA’s Construction Materials Engineering and Testing (CoMET) Business Committee and chaired the GBA Accreditation and Certification Task Force. Most recently, he served as a Vice Chair of GBA’s Resource Collaboration Committee.

He served on the board of directors of the International Council for Certification of Construction Inspectors and was past board chair of the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation. He served as President of TCEL/Geoprofessionals Serving Texas and past president of the Houston Chapter of TCEL.

Mr. Vogt received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology (“Georgia Tech”) and was a licensed professional engineer in Texas and Louisiana.

A contributor to many GBA publications,  Mr. Vogt’s most significant contributions included: Moist-Curing Room Design, Construction  and Maintenance; Best Practices: Do’s and Don’ts for Fact Witnesses; Case History 104: The Wrangler Turns Bandit. He was also a regular contributor at GBA Conferences. Likely his most significant contribution to GBA was his effort to refresh and update over 100 Case Histories in the GBA library, a task that took over 2-years to complete with the support of a team of dedicated reviewers.

Besides his passion for geotechnical engineering and construction materials engineering and testing, Woody was an avid outdoorsman and regularly sought opportunities to duck hunt and fly fish with family and friends.

He is survived by his longtime wife Beverly who is also a dear friend to GBA, and their family.
We will provide more information about Woody’s passing and his family’s plans to celebrate his life when they are available.

Rest in peace Woody.