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Obituaries - Featured Headline
Venerable Bridge Engineer Herbert Rothman Dies in NY Car Crash at 91
07/27/15
Weidlinger Associates principal helped build many of America's most well-known structures.

Photo courtesy of Weidlinger Associates


Fred Berger, Louis Berger Chairman and Global Sector Activist, Dies at 67.
04/24/15
Executive (far right) worked with his father Louis (fourth from right) on worldwide projects beginning in the early 1970s.

Courtesy of Louis Berger

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08/13/15 Ex-Leaders of Contractors Rudolph & Sletten and E.E. Cruz, and designer Hardesty & Hanover Die
John Rudolph and Ed Cruz led family firms; Dick Christie was a recognized bridge engineer
08/10/15 American Concrete Institute's Falconer Dies at 59

Daniel W. Falconer, the American Concrete Institute's managing director for engineering, dies at age 59
05/27/15 Richard Arber, 68, Was a Pioneer in Water Reuse
Colorado engineer, who was involved in numerous state-of-the-art projects in a 48-year career, will be remembered on June 14.
05/25/15 Bob Nichols, 88, Led Texas Designer Freese and Nichols
Engineer actively advocated for strong practitioner ethics
05/19/15 ENR 2004 Newsmaker Richard C. Schulte Dies at Age 60

Fire code consultant and 2004 ENR Newsmaker Richard C. Schulte dies at age 60.
05/06/15 Industry Innovators Albert Grant, Martin Grunley and Jim Smith Are Dead

Grant, 88, pushed engineering sustainability in the late 1980s; Grunley, 98, launched D.C. area contracting company; Smith advanced construction education at Texas A&M University.
04/21/15 Former Boston Harbor Cleanup Exec Charles Button Is Dead at 70

Ex-COO of Massachusetts water agency faced public wrath on $3B cost, but produced results.
03/25/15 Abba Lichtenstein, 92, Was Bridge Engineering Guru

Designer helped develop key national load-rating and inspection standards
03/25/15 Populist Architect Michael Graves, 80, Was Post-Modern Pioneer

Graves delighted through design—from buildings to teapots.
03/21/15 Obituary: A. James Clark, 87, Set Course for Building Giant's Transformation

Executive who led Clark Group's growth into a $4.5-billion Washington, D.C. fixture and national competitor, also shared his $1.4-bilion fortune.
03/17/15 Architect and 2015 Pritzker Prize Winner Frei Otto, Tensile Structure Pioneer, Dies at 89

Otto’s innovative lightweight tents in Montreal and Munich are his two most well-known projects.
03/11/15 Don Brock, Asphalt Champion, Dies at 76

Brock had a special knack of boiling down complex ideas into easy-to-understand concepts.
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.
12/09/14 African-American Builder Herman Russell, 83, Was Industry Success Story

Contractor honed a construction empire in Atlanta and nationally through perseverence and effective networking.
12/08/14 Supertower Architect Paul Katz Dies at Age 57

President of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, he worked on some of the world’s tallest buildings
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
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