William H. Hover
Year Inducted: 2009
Degree: M.S. Civil Engineering, '79
Bio: William Hover, P.E., is a Senior Principal and Senior Vice President of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., a Norwood, MA, environmental and geotechnicalconsulting firm. A registered professional engineer in four states, Mr. Hover is a leader in the area of dam rehabilitation analysis and design credited with co-developing a simplified technique for the prioritization of remedial actions for embankment dams known as "risk indexing," as well as first uses of uncased bored friction piles in Boston (’89) and a proprietary pre-cast retaining wall system in the U.S. ('90). He was Principal in Charge of GZA’s inspections, evaluations and reporting on the condition of six dams and six high-hazard dikes impounding the New York City West-of-Hudson water supply, and oversaw the company’s stabilization work on the Robert Moses Power Dam, Massena, NY as well as many of the largest dams impounding drinking water in New England. He joined GZA in 1980 and advanced through various positions, from staff engineer through senior principal. Mr. Hover is a member of numerous professional societies and serves on the UConn Civil & Environmental Engineering Advisory Board. He was awarded his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University ('77).