BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND STAFF
EDWARD COHEN (Chairman), is managing partner of Ammann and Whitney, Consulting Engineers, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He earned a B.S. in engineering from Columbia University in 1945 and an M.S. in civil engineering in 1954. An internationally recognized structural consulting engineer, he has received many awards for his achievements in engineering, including the Egleston Medal from Columbia University, 1981; Goethals Medal for Engineering Achievement from the Society of American Military Engineers, 1985; and the Academy Award from the New York Academy of Sciences, 1989. He has been named to honorary membership of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Concrete Institute, and the New York Academy of Sciences. His company was responsible for the engineering of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, Washington's Dulles International Airport, and restoration of the Statue of Liberty and the West Face of the U.S. Capitol.
GREGORY B. COLEMAN is vice president of the American Consulting Engineers Council Research and Management Foundation. He received a B.S. in engineering from the University of Florida in 1975. His work experience includes private consulting and project management for major projects at home and abroad. He is currently responsible for developing, managing, and carrying out research and educational projects related to engineering management, design criteria for facilities, building energy systems and analysis, building operations and maintenance, and microcomputer hardware and software applications for engineers.
NORMAN G. DELBRIDGE, JR., PE, received a B.S. degree from the U.S. Military Academy in 1953 and an M.S. in civil engineering from Iowa State University in 1957. As a career Corps of Engineers officer, Mr. Delbridge was responsible for management of major construction programs at home and abroad, retiring as deputy chief of engineers in 1986. He serves as a consultant to companies involved in construction services and educational institutions and on national policy groups, including Transportation Research Board committees.
W. RONALD HUDSON is the Dewitt C. Greer Centennial Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering and is a registered professional engineer. He is an internationally recognized expert in highway and transportation facilities, particularly in the application of management and life-cycle costs concepts to pavements and bridges, and has 24 years of research and teaching experience and 10 years of design and field experience. Through participation in many professional and technical committee activities, he has contributed extensively to his profession and has been awarded many honors, including the Highway Research Board Award. He has published over 250 technical reports and papers and has given more than 300 oral presentations and invited lectures at national and international meetings. His publications include the book Pavement Management Systems, published in English and Japanese, and over 50 articles related to life-cycle and system analysis.
ROBERT E. JOHNSON is chair of the doctoral program in architecture and associate professor of architecture at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning of the University of Michigan. He received an A.B. in economics from Colgate University in 1968, a B.Arch in 1973 and M.Arch. in 1974 from Syracuse University, and D.Arch in 1977 from the University of Michigan. Building economics is one of Dr. Johnson's teaching and research areas. His book The Economics of Building was recently published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. He has served on the Building Research Board's Committee on Budget Estimating Techniques.
ALEXANDER I. OUMOV is a multilingual executive architect with over 25 years of experience in design, management, and profitability of largescale projects in the domestic and international fields. Formerly director of architecture, design, and construction with the Hotel Services Division of Holiday Corporation, he received his bachelor of architecture from Alexandria University and attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.
JAMES G. PALMBORG is with Sverdrup Corporation, working on operations and maintenance of new U.S. embassy buildings. He earned a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering from Tufts University and a master of science in financial management from NPS Monterey. He has 16 years of experience in facilities management/public works, including planning, engineering, construction. maintenance and repair, and transportation. He also has comprehensive experience in the management and operation of buildings, grounds, and utility systems. Mr. Palmborg served as a
liaison representative on the Building Research Board's Committee on Advanced Maintenance Concepts for Buildings.
GARY L. REYNOLDS is director of facilities management and a former temporary assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Iowa State University. He is currently a faculty member of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators Facilities Management Institute. He received a B.S. in engineering science in 1972 and an M.S. in mechanical engineering in 1979 from Iowa State University. Mr. Reynolds is coauthor of the manual used for the Iowa Class A Energy Auditor Training program, which was subsequently used as the basis for the state of Iowa's life-cycle costing legislation. His current position involves oversight of the application of the life-cycle costing law to buildings constructed for Iowa State University.
VICTOR E. SANVIDO is assistant professor of architectural engineering at Penn State. He was awarded a B.Sc. in civil engineering from the University of Cape Town in 1980, an M.S. in 1982, and a Ph.D. in 1984 in civil engineering/construction engineering and management from Stanford University. Dr. Sanvido has a great deal of field experience in the construction industry and, as a scholar and educator, has focused on productivity improvement and construction automation through modeling the construction project life-cycle process and developing tools for its integration. He has successfully applied these tools to construction projects.
GAYLAND B. WITHERSPOON is associate dean of the College of Architecture, Clemson University, and is a principal of a limited part-time professional practice. He received a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Arkansas in 1956 and a master of science in architecture with building structure's theory option from the University of Illinois in 1961. During 9 years of active duty and 23 years of reserve duty with the U.S. Air Force he gained considerable experience in facilities' planning, design, and construction. He is actively involved in professional societies at the local, state, and national levels.
JAMES E. WOODS is the William E. Jamerson Professor of Building Construction at the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Formerly, he was senior staff scientist at Honeywell Physical Science Center. He received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1962 and was awarded a master of science degree in physiological sciences in 1971 and a doctorate in mechanical engineering in 1974 from Kansas State University. Dr. Woods is responsible for research and development in indoor air quality. He has lectured and written extensively on indoor air quality and its effects on health, comfort, and energy consumption as well as its cost implications and the role of designers, who must balance the sometimes conflicting environmental and economic objectives of both its occupants and its owners.
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.
PETER H. SMEALLIE, senior program officer, and executive secretary of the Public Facilities Council has a B.A. in urban studies from St. Lawrence University. He has served as 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 recently completed a book titled New Construction for Older Buildings: A Design Sourcebook for Architects for the publisher John Wiley & Sons.