APPENDIX A
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND STAFF

WILLIAM B. LEDBETTER, PE (Chairman), is active as a consultant and researcher and formerly Professor of Civil Engineering at Clemson University. He earned a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University in 1956, and the doctorate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas in 1964. He is an expert in the quality management aspects of design and construction of major industrial projects, and through his research and projects has authored many technical publications. He has received several national awards from professional organizations and served on national committees, including chairing the Quality Assurance Task Force of the Business Roundtable's Construction Industry Cost Effectiveness Project.

MERRILL R. COTTEN is Chief of Construction Management for the Chicago Office of De Leuw, Cather & Company. He received a B.S.C.E. in 1951 from the University of Missouri School of Mines & Metallurgy. Mr. Cotten has over 35 years experience in management of major construction



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Inspection and Other Strategies for Assuring Quality in Government Construction APPENDIX A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND STAFF WILLIAM B. LEDBETTER, PE (Chairman), is active as a consultant and researcher and formerly Professor of Civil Engineering at Clemson University. He earned a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University in 1956, and the doctorate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas in 1964. He is an expert in the quality management aspects of design and construction of major industrial projects, and through his research and projects has authored many technical publications. He has received several national awards from professional organizations and served on national committees, including chairing the Quality Assurance Task Force of the Business Roundtable's Construction Industry Cost Effectiveness Project. MERRILL R. COTTEN is Chief of Construction Management for the Chicago Office of De Leuw, Cather & Company. He received a B.S.C.E. in 1951 from the University of Missouri School of Mines & Metallurgy. Mr. Cotten has over 35 years experience in management of major construction

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Inspection and Other Strategies for Assuring Quality in Government Construction projects. He is currently supervising and coordinating all aspects of construction management, including developing properties. He is responsible for project control, scheduling, procurement, preparing cost estimates and specifications, and field supervision for domestic projects. FLETCHER H. GRIFFIS is Professor of Civil Engineering at Columbia University, heading the Construction Engineering Program and serving as Director of the Center for Infrastructure Studies. He received a B.S. degree from the U.S. Military Academy in 1960, an M.S. in Construction Management in 1965, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 1971, and M.S. in Industrial Engineering in 1972, from Oklahoma State. Prior to his retirement from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, he served as Commander and District Engineer of the New York District, responsible for all Army and Air Force construction from Southern New Jersey to Maine, and in Greenland and Labrador. His current interests include the applications of expert systems and 3-D models to construction engineering, modular housing design, pavement systems and facilities management. C. RAYMOND HAYS is Director Safety/Quality for RUST International. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1953 and M.S. in Engineering in 1972. He is responsible for developing and implementing quality control programs for construction projects. With a background in design, Mr. Hays has spent fifteen years in construction related activities. ARTHUR T. KORNBLUT is a principal in the law firm of Kornblut & Sokolove. He is a member of the bar in D.C., Maryland, and Ohio, holds an architect's license, and an NCARB Certificate. He specializes in construction law, authoring the ''Legal Perspectives'' column in Architectural Record, and serving on the panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Kornblut was Chairman of the American Bar Association Forum Committee on the Construction Industry from 1985 to 1987, and served on the BRB Committee on Post-Occupancy Evaluation Methodology.

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Inspection and Other Strategies for Assuring Quality in Government Construction JOHN WOODLAND MORRIS is engineer advisor to Zorc, Rissetto, Weaver & Rosen, and an adjunct professor of construction management at the University of Maryland. He was formerly Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Executive Director for International Operations for Royal Volker Stevin N.V., and Chairman/CEO of Planning Research Corp. Engineer Group. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy in 1943 and an M.S. from the University of Iowa in 1948. He is an expert in construction management and has received numerous awards and honors from professional societies and government agencies for his construction and management accomplishments, including a Presidential Citation for Management when Chief of Engineers, and Construction Man of the year (1977) from Engineering News Record and the Pladium Medal sponsored by the Audubon Society. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. DONALD W. PFEIFER is Vice President of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1958, and an M.S. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in 1960, from the University of Illinois in Urbana, and is a Registered Structural Engineer in Illinois. He has carried out a wide range of experimental research investigations concerning structural lightweight aggregate concretes, precast panels, architectural concrete, and laboratory and field instrumentation studies on reinforced concrete buildings. The results of his work have been published extensively. He specializes in investigation and repair of deteriorated concrete structures. ROBERT ULREY is Manager of Technical Services for the Houston Lighting & Power Company, responsible for the inspection, testing, non-destructive examination, and materials engineering for fossil-fired power plants and associated projects. He has extensive experience in quality assurance, management, and codes compliance, related to missiles, space vehicles, ground support equipment, and test facilities.

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Inspection and Other Strategies for Assuring Quality in Government Construction DAVID J. WICKERSHEIMER, is Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois, Champaign, and President of Wickersheimer Engineers. He earned the B.Arch. degree in 1967 and M.S.Arch. in 1969 from the University of Illinois. He is a registered professional engineer and architect with special expertise in the prevention and investigation of building failures and the practices of building inspection. PAUL ZIA is Distinguished University Professor of Civil Engineering at North Carolina State University. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from National Chiao Tung University, China, in 1949, an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington in 1951, and the Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida in 1960. His areas of expertise include innovative design, basic and applied research, failure investigation and strength evaluation of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures, and properties and applications of high performance concrete. He is the 1989 President of the American Concrete Institute, an honorary member of ASCE and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Staff ANDREW C. LEMER, Director, is an engineer-economist and planner. Formerly division vice president with PRC Engineering, Inc., Dr. Lemer is founder and president of the MATRIX Group, Inc., and has written widely on matters of building economics and development policy, often in conjunction with his work on major projects in the United States and overseas. He received his S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Urban Land Institute, and the American Macroengineering Society.

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Inspection and Other Strategies for Assuring Quality in Government Construction PETER H. SMEALLIE, Director of the Geotechnical Board, and formerly Senior Program Officer, and Executive Secretary of the Public Facilities Council maintains a working arrangement with the BRB on programs of mutual interest. Prior to his work with the NAS-NRC, he was Vice President of Thomas Vonier Associates, an architecture and consulting firm, and was a program director with the American Institute of Architects Research Corporation. He has a degree in Urban Studies from St. Lawrence University.

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