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Obituaries - Featured Headline
Venerable Bridge Engineer Herbert Rothman Dies in NY Car Crash at 91
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.
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
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