Obituaries

Obituaries

December 16, 2013

 Carlos S. Ospina, NAE, Hon.M.ASCE, considered by his countryman to be “the father of engineering consultants in Colombia,” passed away on October 19 at the age of 93. Born June 27, 1920, in Bitaco, Columbia,…Read More >>

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December 5, 2013

Colin B. Brown, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, professor emeritus of Civil Engineering at the University of Washington, former president of ASCE’s Seattle Section, and known by his peers as a pioneer in the areas of safety,…Read More >>

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December 3, 2013

David Wahlstrom, J.D., F.ASCE, professor emeritus at the University of Houston, where he led their Construction Management program, passed away on November 8 at the age of 71. Born in Hendricks, Minnesota, on April 17,…Read More >>

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December 3, 2013

Geoffrey Eustace Blight, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, an A-rated researcher who held 5 doctoral degrees and was considered one of the world’s leading thinkers in geotechnical engineering, passed away on November 7, at the age of…Read More >>

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December 3, 2013

Charles J. Berkel, P.E., M.ASCE, chairman of the board and founder of Berkel & Company Contractors Inc., one of the largest piling contractors in the U.S., passed away November 4 at the age of 88….Read More >>

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October 25, 2013

ELVIN R. “VALD” HEIBERG III LTG ELVIN R. “VALD” HEIBERG III, P.E., Dist.D.NE, M.ASCE, the 46th chief of Engineers and commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, passed away on September 27 at…Read More >>

September 1, 2013

JOHN “JACK” W. MORRIS II Lt. Gen. JOHN “JACK” W. MORRIS II, P.E., F.ASCE, a West Point graduate and commander of the 18th Engineering Brigade during the Vietnam War who went on to become the…Read More >>

August 25, 2013

DON CHARLES BANKS DON CHARLES BANKS, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, who for 35 years was the chief of Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics Division and later chief of Soil and Rock Mechanics Division, Geotechnical and Structures…Read More >>

July 15, 2013

REGINALD “REGGIE” AUGUST DARROW REGINALD “REGGIE” AUGUST DARROW, P.E., F.ASCE, who as an engineer with the Bechtel Corporation helped design and manage infrastructure projects spanning the globe, passed away on January 27 at the age…Read More >>

June 1, 2013

ROALD “RALPH” HAESTAD ROALD “RALPH” HAESTAD, P.E., BCEE, F.ASCE, founder and chairman emeritus of Waterbury, Connecticut-headquartered Roald Haestad, Inc. (RHI), well known and highly regarded for its many significant public works engineering projects throughout New…Read More >>