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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.

University of Maryland

Don Brock, Asphalt Champion, Dies at 76
Brock had a special knack of boiling down complex ideas into easy-to-understand concepts.

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04/24/15 Fred Berger, Louis Berger Chairman and Global Sector Activist, is Dead

Son of firm's founder carved his own sector path; the executive died of cancer at age 67.
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.
03/17/15 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.
03/02/15 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
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.
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