"It is with great pleasure that I have been watching the birth of this website. Dad’s life touched a lot of people in many places around the world. He not only was known for his expertise in engineering, but for his enjoyment and caring for people. He was truly one who cared for humanity and what happened to it. And Dad was never happier than when he was with his colleagues.
Dad may have been a well recognized man in the geotechnical profession, but he was also a humble man. Rather than having someone think of him as being a great engineer, his fondest wish was always to be remembered as an educator. This web site will help to make those wishes become reality.
Thank you to everyone who has helped in both large and small ways to make this website a reality. Dad would have thought it unnecessary, but would have appreciated it."
Nancy Peck Young October 7, 2009
"Engineering is indeed a noble sport,and the legacy of good engineers is a better physical world for those who follow them."
- Ralph Peck
"Perhaps engineers trained in geology have an advantage. They are more likely to accept mother nature as she exists, rather than as created in the mind of the engineer."
- Ralph Peck
"Unhappily, far too much we write is not worth reading. The prestige presumed to be associated with authorship results in great pressure to publish."