Army Corps of Engineers’ cold regions expert dies at 81

Wayne Nils Tobiasson, a noted cold regions engineer and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 1992 Engineer of the Year, has died. He was 81.


Imagine leading a team across the snows of Greenland to figure out a creative way to move a 3,300-ton early-warning radar station building to improve the structure’s foundations.

Tobiasson, P.E., M.ASCE, did that and more over a 39-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, in Hanover, New Hampshire. Up to his death he continued consulting on specialty topics and providing national snow load research and

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