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Meeting – Art Clendenin, TexASCE
September 26, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm$20
Arthur M. Clendenin, P.E.
President 2018-2019, ASCE Texas Section
Quality Control Director & Product Development Engineer, Del Zotto Products of Texas, Inc.
Topic: If we are planning for the future, then why are we designing from the past?
Art Clendenin, P.E. serves as President (2018-2019) for the ASCE Texas Section. Art is also the Quality Control Director and Product Development Engineer for Del Zotto Products of Texas, Inc., a precast concrete and form manufacturing company with locations in Gladewater, TX; Sealy, TX; and Wrenshall, Minnesota.
Some highlights of Art Clendenin’s 35-year career include development of the first pre-cast bent caps used in Texas bridge construction, creating the first mitigation plan for inclusion into a roadway project for leaking underground storage tanks, providing design and construction expertise for the Loop 363S/IH35 multi-level interchange in Temple and schematic corridor design and review for the IH35 expansion from Belton to Salado.
Art Clendenin began his involvement with ASCE as a student at Texas Tech University. He was the Concrete Canoe Chairman for three years and served as the Student Chapter President. He spent the first 15 years of his career at TxDOT in the Corpus Christi District, where he worked up through the ranks from Engineer Assistant to Area Engineer. During this time, he was an active participant in ASCE at the Corpus Christi Branch’s activities where he served in all branch leadership roles. He served as the Corpus Christi Branch Director completing the term as he moved to the Northeast Texas area in 1998.
While settling into East Texas as a consultant project manager, Art continued his involvement at the state level serving two sequential terms as the Vice President of Technical Programs. His professional service continued at the Branch level also, where he has served on numerous volunteer committees and has participated as a practitioner-advisor to the UT Tyler Civil Engineering program, numerous terms as the Northeast Texas Branch Director and substitute director.
Art has supported the UT Tyler Civil Engineering Program as an adjunct instructor and assisted the Civil Engineering Department with various class projects. Most recently he helped the student branch host the ASCE National Concrete Canoe competition. Within the precast realm, Art is currently a Program Advisor to the Kilgore College Industrial Maintenance Program, and Le Tourneau University Civil Engineering Program.
He serves as a lead usher at his church, where he and his wife are active members. Art and his wife, Mary Lou, have raised three daughters and now enjoy three precious granddaughters whenever possible. When time permits, they play hard at various water activities or enjoy long rides and trips on his motorcycle.