APPENDIX A
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND STAFF

BRUCE D. McDOWELL (Chairman), is Director of Government Policy Research at the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. He received his BA (Sociology) from American University, MCP (City Planning) from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and PhD (Public Administration) from American University. Dr. McDowell was a practicing urban and regional planner for 12 years, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He also has lectured at many colleges in the U.S. and abroad, including Salzburg and Beijing. He has many published articles and reports and has edited or contributed chapters to eight books.

JOHN C. CANESTRO, PE, is a consultant in the fields of codes, construction, and arbitration. He received his BS degree from the University of California in 1949 and a Certificate in Public Administration from California State University in 1974. Formerly a municipal building official, Mr. Canestro has been heavily involved in developing and applying building code requirements and testing methods for energy conservation and construction in seismic areas.

MICHELLE A. DEPEW, is a consultant and formerly the Building Inspector for the Town of Southeast, Brewster, New York, and a Partner in J. W. Shields and Associates Limited. In 1977 she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Mary-Hardin Baylor University. She has served as an officer and on technical committees of the New York State Building Officials Conference.



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Uses of Risk Analysis to Achieve Balanced Safety in Building Design and Operations APPENDIX A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND STAFF BRUCE D. McDOWELL (Chairman), is Director of Government Policy Research at the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. He received his BA (Sociology) from American University, MCP (City Planning) from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and PhD (Public Administration) from American University. Dr. McDowell was a practicing urban and regional planner for 12 years, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He also has lectured at many colleges in the U.S. and abroad, including Salzburg and Beijing. He has many published articles and reports and has edited or contributed chapters to eight books. JOHN C. CANESTRO, PE, is a consultant in the fields of codes, construction, and arbitration. He received his BS degree from the University of California in 1949 and a Certificate in Public Administration from California State University in 1974. Formerly a municipal building official, Mr. Canestro has been heavily involved in developing and applying building code requirements and testing methods for energy conservation and construction in seismic areas. MICHELLE A. DEPEW, is a consultant and formerly the Building Inspector for the Town of Southeast, Brewster, New York, and a Partner in J. W. Shields and Associates Limited. In 1977 she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Mary-Hardin Baylor University. She has served as an officer and on technical committees of the New York State Building Officials Conference.

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Uses of Risk Analysis to Achieve Balanced Safety in Building Design and Operations BRUCE ELLINGWOOD, PE, is a Professor and Chairman of Civil Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University. He received his undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, receiving the PhD degree in 1972. The author or coauthor of numerous papers and reports, Dr. Ellingwood is involved in research in the application of methods of probability and statistics to structural engineering. He has served on numerous national professional society and standards committees, and was responsible for the development of the probability-based load requirements for limit states design that appear in the ANSI A58 Standard on Design Loads for Buildings. ROBERT WILLIAM FITZGERALD, PE, serves as Professor of Civil Engineering at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He received a BS degree in 1953, and MS in Civil Engineering in 1960 from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of Connecticut in 1969. He has written extensively and carried out research in fire science. GEORGE L. HEAD, is Vice President of the American Institute for Property & Liability Underwriters and the Insurance Institute of America. He earned a BA in General Business from the University of Washington in 1963, an MA in Applied Economics in 1967, and a PhD in Applied Economics in 1968 from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a noted authority on risk and loss control management, and is responsible for the Institutes' educational and professional development functions in these areas. FREDERICK KRIMGOLD, is Associate Dean for Research and Extension, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He received his BA Arch. from Yale University in 1968, attended the University of California in 1969, the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College, London, in 1970, and received his Doctor of Technology from The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, in 1974. A member of the BRB, Dr. Krimgold is a recognized authority on national hazards as they influence building, and recently participated in NRC missions to Armenia. ANATOL LONGINOW, is a Structural Engineer with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. He earned a BS degree from Valparaiso University in 1958, MS from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1966, and PhD from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1980. Dr. Longinow is an internationally recognized researcher and educator whose concentration has been in the areas of structural reliability, structural dynamics, and effects on structures of various internal and external dynamic forces, such as chemical explosions, earthquakes, and wind loads.

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Uses of Risk Analysis to Achieve Balanced Safety in Building Design and Operations MORRIS A. WARD, is Executive Director of the Environmental Health Center, a division of the National Safety Council. He is a noted author and commentator, and has managed organizations and publications related to environmental risk and management issues. CHRIS WHIPPLE, is Vice President and Director, Western Operations, for Clement International Corporation. Formerly Technical Manager, Risk Analysis Program, Environment Division, Electric Power Research Institute, he received his BS degree from Purdue University in 1970, MS in 1971, and PhD in 1974 from California Institute of Technology. Areas of interest include risk assessment methods, risk management and regulation, and the societal response to technological risk. Dr. Whipple has served on several NRC committees and is a member of the Board on Radioactive Waste Management. ROBERT G. ZALOSH, PE, is Manager of the Applied Research Department and Assistant Vice President of Factory Mutual Research Corporation. He received his BE in Mechanical Engineering from The Cooper Union in 1965, his MS in Mechanical and Aerospace Sciences from the University of Rochester in 1966, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University in 1970. Dr. Zalosh is responsible for managing major research on industrial fire and explosion protection and engineering risk evaluation. Staff ANDREW C. LEMER, PhD, Director, is an engineer-economist and planner. Formerly Division Vice President with PRC Engineering, Inc., and founder of the MATRIX Group, Inc., he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Urban Land Institute, and received his S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His early work on reliability analysis for highway pavement systems has been cited as a basis for current pavement design methods in the United States.

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