Tony Kiefer

Terracon, Senior Consultant; | Chicago, United States

About

Mr. Kiefer received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He has over 26 years experience in subsurface exploration, seismic analysis and deep foundations. As a Principal at AECOM in Vernon Hills, Illinois, Mr. Kiefer has been the geotechnical engineer of record for more than 50 high-rise building projects constructed on deep foundations in Chicago. These projects have included the proposed 112-story, 7 South Dearborn project, the 89-story Waterview Tower, the 67-story One Museum Park Tower, the McCormick Place Hotel and West Hall Expansion, and the expansive Central Station Development of more than 20 high-rises.

Mr. Kiefer has been a consultant for deep foundation projects in Florida, Missouri, New York, California, Nevada, Poland, Russia, China, Korea, the Caribbean and the Middle East. Mr. Kiefer has acted…

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CTBUH Roles

Awards Geotechnical Engineering Jury (2019; Chair 2020; Chair 2021)

Working Group: Foundations (2015 – Present)

Working Group: Foundations, Co-Chair (2011 – 2014)

Annual Conference, Steering Committee (Chicago 2019)

Videos

04 March 2008

Track 10 Panel Questions and Answers

The panel of Track 10 consisting of Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Jon Evenson, Aaron Vanney, Lee Herzog, Clyde Baker, and Tony Kiefer enthusiastically answered questions from the...

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Videos

04 March 2008

Peer Review in the Foundation Design of the World's Tallest Buildings

Clyde Baker and Tony Keifer, AECOM, highlighted the advantages of having a peer reviewer involved in the foundation design from the start of the project...

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Research

03 March 2008

The Role of Peer Review in the Foundation Design of the World’s Tallest Buildings

Clyde N. Baker, Jr., Tony A. Kiefer, Steven W. Nicoson & Khaldoun Fahoum, STS Consultants, Ltd.

This paper presents the authors’ views based on experiences on the role of peer review in the cost effective foundation design of very tall buildings....

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