Edward Reese, 80, Dies; Helped Launch Construction Institute

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July 20, 2015

Edward F. Reese Jr., P.E., L.S., M.ASCE, who shared his talents in construction management with ASCE for decades as an active member of committees, and in helping to found the Construction Institute, has died. He was 80.

After joining ASCE in 1957, Mr. Reese rose to become chairman of the Construction Management Committee, and served on the formation committee that launched the Construction Institute.
After CI’s launch, the Construction Management Committee morphed into the current Management Practices in Construction Committee, of which Reese remained an active member until recently.

During his working career, Mr. Reese managed the design and construction of several gaming properties, first as a Ramada Corporation vice president, then as a consultant on other gaming properties in California and Washington.

Formerly of Nutley, NJ, Mr. Reese received his B.S. in civil engineering from Rutgers University, and was an Army veteran.

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