Tag: Obituaries

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Stephen Bechtel Jr., longtime CEO of Bechtel and champion of civil engineering, dies at 95

Stephen D. Bechtel Jr., Ph.D., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, retired chairman and CEO of Bechtel, who led the company through massive expansion from the 1960s through the '80s, and was a lifelong philanthropist who championed production of ASCE's 2017 IMAX movie Dream Big: Engineering Our World, has died at 95.

Structural legend behind original World Trade Center, Robertson dies at 92

Leslie E. Robertson, a brilliant conceptualist who designed the structural systems of the World Trade Center, has died. He was 92.

Longtime University of Cincinnati construction management professor dies at 90

Issam "Sam" Minkarah, professor emeritus of civil engineering in construction management at the University of Cincinnati, has died. He was 90.

Pioneering geotechnical engineer Woods dies at 85

Richard D. Woods, pioneering researcher, beloved academic, and a driving force behind ASCE’s Geo-Institute, has died. He was 85.

Miami water and sewer engineer dies at 49

Kevin Lee Young, a water and sewer project engineer for Milian, Swain & Associates Inc., in Miami, has died. He was 49.

Founding COPRI member Calhoun dies at 79

Charles Clifford Calhoun Jr., a hydraulics engineer and founding member of ASCE’s Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute has died. He was 79.

Key engineer in Alaska growth, Casper dies at 95

Everett W. “Peter” Casper Jr., a leader of projects in Alaska for decades who played a notable role in the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, has died. He was 95.

Longtime Indiana structural engineer and Purdue associate professor dies at 90

Robert Otto Etzler, a structural engineer known as an inveterate optimist, has died. He was 90.

Pioneering engineer Delon Hampton dies at 87

Delon Hampton, esteemed academic, founder of a firm bearing his name that has grown for 48 years, and ASCE’s first Black president in 2000, has died at 87.

National and international activist for engineering, Vachon dies at 83

Reginald I. Vachon, an engineer, executive, and lawyer whose career and accomplishments always testified to his dedication to engineering, has died. He was 83.