William R. “Bill” Nash, P.E., M.ASCE, who applied expertise from a career as a construction engineer to enhancing ASCE’s policies and standards as a “pillar” of the Construction Institute, died unexpectedly on June 24.
Nash represented ASCE and CI on the ANSI A-10 Standards Committee on Construction and Demolition, and served for a number of years as co-editor of CI/SEI’s award-winning journal Practice Periodical of Structural Engineering and Construction.
Most recently, Nash was co-chair of the CI Safety Committee, having served as chair of the previous Construction Site Safety Committee. Also active on CI’s Crane Safety Committee, Nash aided in developing and updating related ASCE policy statements and contributed to publication of the manual Crane Safety on Construction Sites.
“Whenever a special project or need arose, Bill was our ‘go-to’ asset,” reflected Joseph Kaplan, P.E., F.ASCE, a long-time colleague and friend as well as another key founding member of CI. “He is and will be missed and remembered as a pillar of CI and ASCE.”
Nash recently retired from Whitlock Dalrymple Poston & Associates, P.C., in Manassas, VA, where he worked as a senior project manager. His nearly 40 years of experience included field engineering, project management with both divisional and corporate responsibilities, and technical services. His expertise managing facilities and building envelope projects spanned several technical disciplines. Extensive experience in heavy civil construction included highway and bridge projects, light rail, and grade separation structures.
Nash received bachelor of science degrees in mining engineering and in civil engineering from the University of Missouri.