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Posted by MSC on November 3, 2008 at 5:16 PM.

The American Society of Civil Engineers recently named 11 exemplary civil engineers as distinguished members. The active roster of distinguished members is comprised of only 193 of ASCE’s more than 140,000 members worldwide. The new members are:


  • Retired Maj. Gen. Joseph A. Ahearn, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, NAC, senior executive with CH2M HILL in Denver. 
  • George W. Black Jr., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, senior civil engineer and national resource specialist with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
  • Izzat M. Idriss, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, professor emeritus at the University of California, Davis.
  • Raymond E. Levitt, Ph.D., Dist.M.ASCE, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University.
  • Jon Magnusson, P.E., S.E., (AISC Member), Dist.M.ASCE, chairman and CEO of Magnusson and Klemencic Associates (MKA) in Seattle and Chicago.
  • James D. Murff, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, industry consultant and visiting professor at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
  • Craig N. Musselman, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, president of Portsmouth, N.H.-based CMA Engineers.
  • Henry Petroski, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, professor at Duke University.
  • Cranston R. “Chan” Rogers, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, a U.S. Army Engineer Reserve colonel.
  • Jerry R. Rogers, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, Dist.M.ASCE, a professor at the University of Houston.
  • C. Michael Walton, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, professor of civil engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

    Thornton Tomasetti

has opened its third West Coast office, in San Francisco. The new location is headed by principal John Abruzzo.

In other Thornton Tomasetti news, the National Building Museum presented the 2008 Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction Technology to Charles H. Thornton, Ph.D., P.E., the firm’s co-founder, for his work in founding the ACE Mentor Program, which introduces high school students to careers in the building arts and sciences.

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