Tag: Distinguished Members

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Class of 2016 Adds Nine to ASCE’s Roster of Distinguished Members

The number is astoundingly small – 679. Of everyone who has been a member of ASCE across our 164-year history, only 679 have achieved Distinguished Member status, known as Honorary Member prior to 2008. It is the highest honor ASCE can bestow, reserved for professionals who have attained eminence in some branch of civil engineering or in related arts and sciences, including education and construction. To...

Renowned Coastal Engineer Orville Magoon, Active in ASCE and COPRI, Dies

Orville T. Magoon, Dist.D.CE, Dist.M.ASCE, coastal engineering expert for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the namesake of ASCE’s Orville T. Magoon Sustainable Coasts Award, has died at 87. Magoon was an early champion of sustainability, specifically pertaining to coastal engineering research, design, construction, and management. He worked for the Corps from 1952 to 1983 before retiring as chief of the Coastal Engineering Branch...

Distinguished Member Robert Nichol, Chairman of Moffatt & Nichol, Dies

Robert D. Nichol, P.E., Dist.D.PE, Dist.M.ASCE, chairman of the Long Beach, California-based firm of Moffatt & Nichol and its former president and CEO, has died at 84. In 1975, Nichol became Moffatt & Nichol’s second president, and his vision and leadership expanded the company from a small southern California firm with one office and 50 employees into one of the world’s top maritime and transportation...