Obituaries

Obituaries

August 30, 2018

ASCE 7 Wind Loads Subcommittee emeritus member Gilliam “Gill” Harris, a wind load standards pioneer who specialized in establishing such codes for metal buildings, has died at 90. Harris, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, helped write the…Read More >>

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August 30, 2018

Distinguished Member Joseph A. “Bud” Ahearn, who oversaw major civil engineering projects across a 34-year career in the U.S. Air Force and a 20-year tenure with CH2M HILL, and was a founding sponsor of Engineers…Read More >>

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June 8, 2018

Gary A. Parks, honored for his roles as a past ASCE Oregon Section president and for his 41 years of work for the Bonneville Power Administration, has died at 73. A Life Member, Parks, P.E.,…Read More >>

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June 1, 2018

Anthony R. Kane, a noted transportation safety advocate in leadership roles with the Federal Highway Administration and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, has died at 72. Kane, Ph.D., M.ASCE, was the…Read More >>

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May 25, 2018

Marlin L. Sheridan, Ph.D., of Coldspring, Texas, a Life Member who designed the foundation for the first supersonic wind tunnel and chaired the civil engineer department at Bucknell University, has died at 96. Born in…Read More >>

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May 25, 2018

Distinguished Member David P. Billington, who inspired generations of engineers by championing artistic expression under the practical constraints of engineering, has died at 90. An emeritus professor of engineering at Princeton University, Billington, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE,…Read More >>

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April 5, 2018

Former Texas Section president H. Douglas Steadman, the engineer behind many of San Antonio’s modern landmarks including the Alamodome, has died at 91. Over the course of a 50-year career, Steadman, P.E., L.S., F.ASCE, oversaw…Read More >>

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April 5, 2018

Stephen A. Mahin, professor emeritus of structural engineering at the University of California, Berkeley whose earthquake engineering expertise was recognized worldwide, has died at 71. Mahin, Ph.D., M.ASCE, was the founding director of the Computational…Read More >>

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April 5, 2018

Walter C. Grantz, who oversaw the design of many iconic transportation tunnels including the I-95 Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, Boston’s Ted Williams Tunnel, and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel’s parallel crossing, has died….Read More >>

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April 2, 2018

ASCE United Kingdom Group President Carlos A. Brebbia, recognized for advancements in the boundary element method of engineering calculations, has died at 79. Brebbia, Ph.D., F.ASCE, founded the Wessex Institute of Technology in Southampton, England,…Read More >>

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