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Henry L. Michel (chair) was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1995 for leadership in applied-research technology transfer and promoting alternative forms of project execution. Mr. Michel is Chairman Emeritus of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Inc. His professional career encompasses 50 years of highly diversified engineering experience focused mostly on transportation planning, rail and rapid-transit system design, and construction management. He has served as principal-in-charge for major, urban, rapid-transportation projects, including the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) system, the Caracas Metro, and the development of a new rapid-transit system for Taipei, Taiwan.
Mr. Michel is the author of numerous technical articles and an active member of many professional engineering societies at the state and national levels. He has served as chair of the International Road Federation, chair of the Civil Engineering Research Foundation, and vice chair of the Building Futures Council and has received many professional awards. He is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Consulting Engineers Council, the Institute of Civil Engineers, and the Society of Military Engineers. Mr. Michel has a B.S. in civil engineering from Columbia University and is a registered professional engineer in New York and Pennsylvania.
Joseph A. Ahearn is president of the Transportation Business Group, CH2M Hill, a global infrastructure and engineering firm. Major General Ahearn, USAF (retired), served as eastern regional manager and federal programs manager in the Environmental Business Line in previous assignments at CH2M Hill. He has also conducted strategic planning and positioning initiatives on advanced projectdelivery systems for industrial and governmental clients.
Prior to his position with CH2M Hill, General Ahearn completed 34 years of military service, ending his career as the U.S. Air Force civil engineer. His military assignments included management of the construction of missile launch facilities throughout the United States; director of airfield operations and maintenance in Labrador; construction of intelligence facilities in Europe and Asia; airfield construction leadership in Vietnam; worldwide Inspector General duty; management of engineering, construction, and operations for the entire European NATO basing; and planning, design, and construction of the basing network during Desert Storm.
General Ahearn is involved in a number of professional architectural and engineering societies. He has served as vice chair of the Board of Directors of the Civil Engineering Research Foundation and chair of the Academy of Fellows, Society of Military Engineers. He was also a member of the Building Futures Council of the National Academy of Engineering. General Ahearn holds a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Notre Dame, an M.S. in engineering administration from Syracuse University, and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Massachusetts.
A. Wayne Collins is the deputy state engineer for planning and engineering, Arizona Department of Transportation. Mr. Collins' responsibilities include oversight of all intermodal infrastructure planning, programming, scheduling, and design performance in the state of Arizona, with the exception of surface state highway programs in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Mr. Collins is a registered civil engineer in the District of Columbia and Arizona, a registered land surveyor in Arizona, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He is former president of the American Public Works Association; past president, Arizona Section, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); and past president, National Association of County Engineers. His professional affiliations include Arizona Society of Professional Engineers, and National Society of Professional Engineers, Society of American Military Engineers, American Planning Association, Institute of Traffic Engineers, and the Governor's Solid Waste Management Board.
In 1996, the American Public Works Association named Mr. Collins one of the Nation's “Top Ten” Public Works Leaders. Other awards include the ASCE Zone IV (Western U.S.) Government Civil Engineer of the Year Award for 1987; Government Engineer of the Year for 1990 from the Arizona Society of Professional Engineers; and Distinguished Service Award for 1993 from the Arizona Section of ASCE.
John D. Donahue is associate professor of public policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Dr. Donahue's research encompasses issues that arise along the boundary between the public and private sectors. His current work concerns the definition of government's proper role in promoting a
nation's economic policies at all levels of government. In January 1993, Dr. Donahue was appointed assistant secretary of labor; he became counselor to the secretary of labor in 1994 and served in that position until August 1995. His book, The Privatization Decision: Public Ends, Private Means (Basic Books, 1989), has been translated into four languages. Dr. Donahue is coauthor, with Robert B. Reich, of New Deals: The Chrysler Revival and the American System (Times Books, 1985), and his articles and essays have appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Washington Monthly, and The New York Times Book Review. He holds a B.A. from Indiana University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University.
Lloyd A. Duscha was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1987 for distinguished engineering and construction administration of water-resources projects and military facilities. Mr. Duscha retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1990 after serving as deputy director of engineering and construction. He is currently an engineering consultant to government agencies and private-sector clients. His experience encompasses policy development, organizational management, planning and programming, design and construction, project management, and contract administration. He has served on numerous National Research Council (NRC) committees, including the Committee to Assess the Policies and Practices of the Department of Energy in Project Management and the Committee on Shore Protection Readiness and Management. He is a past member of the NRC Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment and was vice chair of the U.S. National Committee on Tunneling Technology. He holds a B.C.E. from the University of Minnesota, which also awarded him the Board of Regents Outstanding Achievement Award.
G. Brian Estes is the former director of construction projects, Westinghouse Hanford Company, where he directed project management for construction projects in support of operations and environmental cleanup of the U.S. Department of Energy Hanford Nuclear Complex. Prior to joining Westinghouse, Mr. Estes served for 30 years in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps, achieving the rank of rear admiral. Admiral Estes served as commander of the Pacific Division of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command and commander of the Third Naval Construction Brigade, Pearl Harbor. He supervised more than 700 engineers, 8,000 Seabees, and 4,000 other employees in providing public works management, environmental support, family housing support, facility planning, and design and construction services. As vice commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Admiral Estes led the total quality-management transformation at headquarters and two updates of the corporate strategic plan. While he was commander for facilities acquisition and deputy commander for public works, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, he directed the execution of the $2 billion military construction program and the $3 billion facilities-management program. He
holds a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Maine and an M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois. He is a registered professional engineer in Illinois.
Mark C. Friedlander, a partner in the construction law group of the law firm of Schiff, Hardin, and Waite, is past chair of the Professional Practices and Contracts Committee of the Design Build Institute of America. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture and has been a lecturer and instructor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Northwestern University School of Engineering, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and the Illinois Institute of Technology. Mr. Friedlander has been a member of the Construction Arbitration Advisory Panel of the American Arbitration Association and a member of the Forum Committee on Construction Law, as well as the Chicago Bar Association and American Bar Association. He has published and presented numerous papers related to construction law, design build, professional liability, and the legal responsibilities of architects and engineers. Mr. Friedlander holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Henry J. Hatch was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1992 for leadership in the engineering and construction programs of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and exceptional management of its programs. He was the chief operating officer of ASCE from 1997 to 1999. Before joining ASCE, he was president and chief executive officer of Fluor Daniel, Hanford, Inc., where he directed a $5 billion, five-year management contract for the U.S. Department of Energy's environmental cleanup at Hanford. Prior to joining Fluor, he was president and chief operating officer of Law Companies Group, Inc., a worldwide engineering and environmental-services company. In 1992, Mr. Hatch completed a distinguished 35-year career in the United States Army; where he achieved the rank of lieutenant general and served as chief of engineers and commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. As chief of engineers, General Hatch commanded more than 40,000 members of the Corps and supervised an annual budget of more than $13 billion. General Hatch served in a variety of important command and staff assignments, including engineer for the U.S. Army in Europe; commander of the Corps' Pacific Ocean Division in Hawaii; commander of the Corps' Nashville District; commander of the 326th Engineer Battalion, 101 Airborne Division, in Vietnam; and instructor and assistant professor at West Point.
General Hatch is a registered professional engineer in the District of Columbia and a member and past national president of the Society of American Military Engineers. He received the President's Award from ASCE in 1991, the Chairman's Award from the Natural Resources Council of America in 1992, and was recognized as one of the Nation's Top 10 Public Works Leaders in 1990 by the American Public Works Association. General Hatch graduated from the U.S.
Military Academy at West Point and has an M.S. in geodetic science from Ohio State University.
Stephen C. Mitchell is president and chief operating officer of Lester B. Knight and Associates, Inc., a privately held, professional services company. As chair of Knight's Chicago practice, Knight Architects Engineers and Planners, Inc., Mr. Mitchell is involved in all aspects of the firm's management and has been the principal strategic planning officer. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., a world leader in the design, fabrication, and erection of building curtain-wall systems. He is also on the Board of Directors of Delon Hampton Associates, Ltd., an engineering consulting firm. Mr. Mitchell has participated in a number of science and technology activities for the state of Illinois, including the Governor's Science and Technology Task Force and its successor commissions, the Illinois Coalition, and the Governor's Science Advisory Board. He has served on the Northwestern University McCormick School of Science and Engineering Advisory Committee and Civil Engineering Advisory Committee. He is a member of Northwestern University's Trustee Associates Board. Mr. Mitchell has been continuously involved in professional societies, including ASCE and the Civil Engineering Research Foundation, and he was awarded the ASCE William Wisely American Civil Engineer Award. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from the University of New Mexico and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Karla Schikore has been in the corporate real estate field for more than 25 years and is currently president of KSA, Inc., a corporate real estate consulting firm. She began her career with the General Services Administration, after which she worked for Bank of America's Corporate Real Estate Group for 20 years. She has extensive background in all facets of real estate and management practices and has specialized for the past several years in global business practices related to workplace strategy, construction management, financial performance of strategic alliances, data-center management programs, and outsourcing of facilities management on a global basis. She has given more than 60 presentations and educational seminars in the last three years to real estate, design and construction, and energy-management organizations and boards. Ms. Schikore studied business administration and economics at San Francisco State University and is a certified property manager. She has also served on the Board of Directors, Board of Trustees and Research Advisory Council for the International Development Research Council, and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives, Industrial Development Research Council, Urban Land Institute, Institute of Real Estate Management, and the San Francisco Board of Realtors.
E. Sarah Slaughter is the founder, chair, and president of MOCA, Inc., a provider of simulation systems to control and manage the design and construction of
complex, high-performance facilities. She is currently on leave as a faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her specialty is innovation in the design and construction of built facilities, particularly system and intersystem impacts. She is a member of the NRC Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, an advisor to the Governor's Construction Reform Task Force for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and a team leader for the Innovation Systems in Construction Task Group for the Conseil Internationale du Batiment pour la Recherche l'Etude et la Documentation. Her current research projects include the development of dynamic process-simulation models of system and materialspecific construction activities to assess innovations, analysis, the development of design strategies to accommodate changes in built facilities over the long term, and theory development and analysis of effective collaboration mechanisms between organizations for the development and use of innovations. Dr. Slaughter is the recipient of the Gilbert Winslow Career Development Chair at MIT and has received the CAREER Program Award from the National Science Foundation. She is a member of Sigma Xi, the National Society of Professional Engineers, ASCE, and the American Society of Engineering Education. She served on the NRC Committee for an Infrastructure Technology Research Agenda. Dr. Slaughter earned an S.B. in civil engineering and anthropology, an S.M. in civil engineering and technology policy, and a multidisciplinary Ph.D. in the management of technology from MIT.
Luis M. Tormenta is the chairman and chief operating officer with The LIRO Group. Previously, he was vice president and general manager of Raytheon Infrastructure, Inc. Mr. Tormenta was formerly commissioner of the New York City Department of Design and Construction through 1999. He was appointed to that post by Mayor Giuliani to create and manage a “super construction agency” to serve as the primary vehicle in the delivery of the capital construction program. Mr. Tormenta was responsible for an operating budget of more than $72 million, a capital budget of $3 billion, and a staff of more than 1,400. He was directly responsible for the development of the department's organizational structure and for the establishment of the agency's operating methodology and philosophy. Under his guidance, independent operations of various mayoral agencies were consolidated, and numerous bureaucratic processes were streamlined and reengineered. As director of Design and Construction, Facilities Development Corporation, Mr. Tormenta reduced project durations by 30 percent through the establishment of management teams and implemented an outreach program to deal with local and minority issues. He earned a B.S. in civil engineering from Manhattan College and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of New York.
Richard L. Tucker was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1996 for developing management-improvement practices in construction. Dr. Tucker
is the director of the Center for Construction Industry Studies, holds the Joe C. Walter Chair in engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, and is past director of the Construction Industry Institute. His primary research interest is in project management, including all aspects of capital facilities delivery, from conception to successful operation. His research focuses on the development of effective tools for preproject planning, improving efficiency and effectiveness of the design and procurement processes, and improving construction productivity, as well as the development of methods and metrics for benchmarking and measuring the facility-delivery process. Dr. Tucker has been a member of two NRC committees, the Committee for the Study of Approaches for Increasing PrivateSector Involvement in the Highway Innovation Process and the Committee on Construction Productivity. Dr. Tucker served as a member of the Board of Directors for Hill and Wilkinson, Inc., Integrated Electrical Services, and Tucker and Tucker Consultants. He is a fellow of the ASCE and a member of numerous professional societies and associations, including the National Society of Professional Engineers, American Association of Cost Engineers, and the American Society for Testing and Materials. Dr. Tucker's awards and honors include the Construction Engineering Educator Award for Individual Initiative, Construction Industry Institute, 1994; and the Michael Scott Endowed Research Fellow, Institute for Constructive Capitalism, 1990. His numerous publications span four decades. Dr. Tucker has a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Norbert W. Young, Jr., is president of the McGraw-Hill Construction Information Group, a leading source of project news, product information, industry analysis, and editorial coverage for design and construction professionals. Mr. Young joined the McGraw-Hill Companies in November 1997 as vice president, editorial, for F.W. Dodge. Before joining McGraw-Hill, he spent eight years with the Bovis Construction Group, a global leader in the management of highprofile construction projects. In 1994, he was appointed president of Bovis Management Systems. Notable clients and projects with which Mr. Young was involved include the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, Bank of America, NYNEX, and Sun Microsystems. Mr. Young has more than 25 years of design and construction experience and is a registered architect in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, and Maine. During the 1980s, Mr. Young was a partner at Toombs Development Company, a leading real estate firm in New Canaan, Connecticut. He managed all aspects of design and construction, including governmental permitting and approvals for the firm's real estate developments in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New Jersey. He holds an M. Arch, from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Bowdoin College. His professional affiliations include membership in the Urban Land Institute, American Institute of Architects, the International Alliance for Interoperability, and the International Development Research Council.