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Biography of the Author

Ralph Swinton Spillinger graduated from Washington State University with a B.S. degree in civil engineering. He also holds a Master' s degree in engineering administration from The George Washington University, and is a graduate of Cornell University's Executive Development Program.

Mr. Spillinger's 30-year career with the federal government included active and reserve duty in the Navy (he is a retired captain, Civil Engineer Corps), as well as U.S. Navy civil service (planning, design, and construction of large-scale shipyard, missile, and rocket assembly facilities). From 1987-1997, he worked at NASA Headquarters where he was responsible for managing the facility design and construction program for NASA's space flight facilities.

From 1995 though 1997, Mr. Spillinger was NASA's senior representative to the National Research Council's Federal Facilities Council, and served as NASA's alternate member to the Construction Industry Institute Board of Advisors. Following his retirement from the Federal Government, Mr. Spillinger established a consulting practice in Bainbridge Island, Washington, focusing on facility engineering management.



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Adding Value to the Facility Acquisition Process: BEST PRACTICES FOR REVIEWING FACILITY DESIGNS D Biography of the Author Ralph Swinton Spillinger graduated from Washington State University with a B.S. degree in civil engineering. He also holds a Master' s degree in engineering administration from The George Washington University, and is a graduate of Cornell University's Executive Development Program. Mr. Spillinger's 30-year career with the federal government included active and reserve duty in the Navy (he is a retired captain, Civil Engineer Corps), as well as U.S. Navy civil service (planning, design, and construction of large-scale shipyard, missile, and rocket assembly facilities). From 1987-1997, he worked at NASA Headquarters where he was responsible for managing the facility design and construction program for NASA's space flight facilities. From 1995 though 1997, Mr. Spillinger was NASA's senior representative to the National Research Council's Federal Facilities Council, and served as NASA's alternate member to the Construction Industry Institute Board of Advisors. Following his retirement from the Federal Government, Mr. Spillinger established a consulting practice in Bainbridge Island, Washington, focusing on facility engineering management.