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Obituaries - Featured Headline
African-American Builder Herman Russell, 83, Was Industry Success Story
12/09/14
Contractor honed a construction empire in Atlanta and nationally through perseverence and effective networking.

Georgia State University


Supertower Architect Paul Katz Dies at Age 57
12/08/14
President of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, he worked on some of the world’s tallest buildings

Kohn Pederson Fox

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03/02/15 Veteran Engineering Educator Edmund Cranch, 92, is Dead

Academic was engineering dean at Cornell, president of WPI and led the American Society for Engineering Education
02/11/15 Architect Jordan Gruzen Focused on New York City

Gruzen died at age 80 on Jan. 27
02/02/15 Obituaries: Engineers Leland Walker, George Black and John Olsson

Practitioners, who died in recent weeks, founded leading firms and contributed to diverse professional groups.
01/27/15 Lee Kramer, Construction Equipment Engineer, Dies at 67

Kramer played a key role in developing a broad lineup of telehandlers, which now includes XTreme XR7038, the largest model in the world.
12/23/14 Kelly Knott, 45, Was AGC Lobbyist on Labor, Risk Issues

AGC headquarters staffer was expert in labor, HR and risk management issues.
11/04/14 Richard Geary, Former Kiewit Unit President, 79, Honed Contractor's Design-Build Skill in 1990s

Retired exec, who died in Oct. 19 drowning accident, was key to firm's win of $1.3B I-15 Utah highway rehab megaproject
10/28/14 Frank Bardonaro Sr., 71, Crane Rental Veteran Innovated Dispatch Tools

Crane rental veteran streamlined operations.
10/19/14 Engineers Colin Williams, Walter Podolny Jr. and Henry C. Hines are Dead

Canada-based Williams was an expert in microclimate impacts on building performance; Podolny, a former FHWA senior structural engineer, was a bridge design guru; Hines led the school design practice at Connecticut structural firm, The DiSalvo Engineering Group
10/02/14 Forensic Structural Engineer Daniel A. Cuoco Dies at Age 68

Daniel A. Cuoco led several high-profile investigations but his most important project was overseeing rescue efforts and the clean-up work after the attacks on the World Trade Center
09/07/14 Contractor Founder Rick Forrester, 55, Takes His Own Life

Memorial service is set for Oct. 10 for principal of Forrester Construction who helped grow the closely-held firm to execute major public and private-sector building projects in the Washington, DC area.
09/07/14 Chicago Architect Gerald Horn, 79, Has Died

Partner at Holabird & Root was known for his contextual-driven design approach.
08/27/14 Middle East Soils Expert Khaldoun Fahoum is Dead at 51

Langan vice president also was middle east chairman of the Deep Foundations Institute.
08/18/14 Douglas G. Price, 87, Led Australian Designer Formed from ’60s-Era Hydropower Megaproject

The first CEO of Melbourne-based Snowy Mountains Engineering Co. (SMEC), died on July 10.
08/05/14 Ready-Mix-Concrete Expert and Advocate Richard Gaynor, 83, Dies in July

Ready-mix trade group executive was often tapped for expert opinion on concrete technical issues.
08/04/14 Chicago Landmark Architect Donald Carlson Dead at 84

Detailed-oriented designer had key design roles on original McCormick Place convention center and O'Hare International Airport
07/28/14 Obituary: Norberto Odebrecht, 93, Made His Last Name a Brazilian Institution

The founder (seated right) of what became global contracting and industrial giant Odebrecht S.A. was a dedicated philanthropist in Brazil but faced recent controversy in building its soccer World Cup facilities.
07/23/14 Structural Engineer Stanley D. Lindsey Dies at 75

Lindsey was a pioneer in computer-aided analysis and design
07/15/14 Architect Rod Garrett Dies Suddenly at Age 53

Architect Rod Garrett, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's design director in its Washington, D.C, office, who was known for his expertise in federal and institutional projects, dies suddenly at age 53.
06/22/14 Crash Kills Carolyn Merry, 63; Ohio State U. Academic Head and National GIS Expert

July court date is set in Ohio for truck driver who rear-ended the faculty leader and industry researcher who was adept at communicating complex technology and mentoring students.
06/21/14 Risk Hazard Modeling Pioneer Craig E. Taylor is Dead at 68

Consultant-researcher pioneered more comprehensive simulation of risk and uncertainty for quakes and other natural hazards..
06/09/14 Dick Mantia, 82, Co-Founded Pioneering St. Louis Union-Management Pact in 1970s

Union official was a key architect of regional group PRIDE that pushed for labor peace and spawned similar U.S. pacts.
06/03/14 Structural Engineering Expert Chuck Salmon, 83 and Ethics Advocate Louis Guy, 76, Are Dead
University of Wisconsin professor authored numerous structural design textbooks; former Norfolk water utility director was active in engineering education outreach.
06/03/14 California Hospital Seismic Designer Ken Liu, 62, Dies

Architect was helping rebuild hospitals in earthquake-hit areas in Japan at time of May 1 death.
05/22/14 Foundations Engineering Expert Abe Gutman Dies Suddenly at 73

Engineer worked on global projects and was a 45-year veteran of design firm Thornton-Tomasetti
05/12/14 Paul Munger, Hyatt Walkway Collapse Investigator and Design License Arbiter, Dies at 82

Civil engineer and former University of Missouri engineering dean chaired the board that revoked design licenses after the fatal accident.
05/07/14 Noted Architects Hans Hollein and Frederic Schwartz Are Dead

Austria-based Hollein, 80, was a maverick designer and Pritzker prize winner; Schwartz, 63, lost competition for NYC 9/11 memorial but designed two others.
05/06/14 Design-Build Pioneer and Opus Group Founder Gerry Rauenhorst Dies

Engineer built a $2-billion U.S. developer-builder but the recession brought bankruptcy and internal and external legal battles.
05/05/14 James Oberstar, Congressional Infrastructure Champion, Dies at 79

Minnesota Democrat was a staunch advocate for highway and transit funding over a 30-year congressional career.
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