Tag: Obituaries

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Hawaii civil engineering professor active in advancing CE education dies

Horst G. Brandes, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Hawaii and former president of the ASCE Hawaii Section, has died.

Former chief of planning for Army Corps in Detroit dies at 88

ASCE is sad to hear the news that Carl Argiroff, one of Michigan’s most dedicated of public and municipal servants, has died. He was 88.

Multitalented, eclectic Life Member dies at 82

Paul V. Whitney, an ASCE Life Member who worked for Bethlehem Steel, has died. He was 82.

1986 ASCE President Bay dies at 94

Robert D. “Bob” Bay, former principal of Black and Veatch and ASCE president in 1986, has died. He was 94.

Former Army Corps of Engineers chief Temple dies at 67

Retired Maj. Gen. Merdith Wyndham Bolling “Bo” Temple, a consummate team leader during a career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that saw him rise to become acting chief of engineers, has died. He was 67.

Earthquake expert whose research enhanced public safety dies at 85

Wilfred D. "Bill" Iwan, an ASCE Distinguished Member who was an innovator in engineering seismology and professor emeritus of civil engineering at California Institute of Technology, has died. He was 85.

Army Corps of Engineers’ cold regions expert dies at 81

Wayne Nils Tobiasson, a noted cold regions engineer and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 1992 Engineer of the Year, has died.

Bridge consultant and past National Capital Section president dies at 90

Roland "Buzz" Berger Jr., an expert in the field of bridge and highway design and former president of the ASCE National Capital Section, has died. He was 90. Among several activities with the Society, he served on the ASCE Task Committee for the Update of Manual 45, How to Work Effectively with Consulting Engineers, of the Committee on Practice Guidelines. Berger, P.E., F.ASCE, was born in...

Dallas-area transportation engineer and former ASCE branch president dies at 91

Arthur "Fritz" Beck, a transportation engineer, professor, and former ASCE Dallas Branch president, has died. He was 91. For more than 50 years, every motorist in the Dallas–Fort Worth area and elsewhere in North Texas has driven on roadways, highways, interchanges, bridges, and other transportation infrastructure touched in some way by his engineering talents. Beck, P.E., F.ASCE, whose career spanned 67 years, was a past ASCE...

Expert tunneling engineer and consultant on major projects dies at 83

Harvey W. Parker, a nationally renowned tunneling expert and president of a Seattle-area engineering firm bearing his name, has died. He was 83. From Washington state to Washington, D.C., Parker will be best remembered by clients and owners of high-profile, high-risk tunneling achievements for his honest advice and help with complex decisions. Parker, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, made significant civil engineering contributions for more than 55...