A. James Clark and Raymond Krizek inducted as honorary members to the American Society of Civil Engineers

A. James Clark and Raymond Krizek inducted as honorary members to the American Society of Civil Engineers

A. James Clark and Raymond Krizek inducted as honorary members to the American Society of Civil Engineers

On Wednesday, November 6, 2002, A. James (Jim) Clark,'50, and Raymond Krizek,'61, were inducted as honorary members to the American Society of Civil Engineers. ASCE honored 14 individuals who have attained "acknowledged eminence in some branch of engineering or the arts and sciences related thereto," by awarding them honorary membership, the highest distinction bestowed by ASCE. Thomas L. Jackson, P.E., ASCE President 2003, introduced the honorees during a luncheon at the Society's annual conference. Clark was recognized for his outstanding leadership and accomplishments spanning over 50 years in the construction industry, and support of engineering education and research, and community development. Krizek was honored for his extensive contributions to the knowledge base of geotechnical engineering through his research, teaching, consultation, publications, professional activities, and overarching leadership. A 1950 graduate of the University of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, Clark is the chairman of Clark Construction Group Inc., one of the nation's largest general building contractors. His Bethesda, Md.-based holding company, Clark Enterprises Inc., includes real estate, communications, and commercial and residential construction enterprises. The University of Maryland's School of Engineering, which was named for Clark, is a tribute to his support for undergraduate education. In 1994--the 100th anniversary of engineering at the university--he pledged a gift of $15 million to the school. Krizek, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, is currently the Stanley F. Pepper Chair in Civil Engineering and director of master project management professional degree program at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Krizek received his master of science in civil engineering from the University of Maryland in 1961. He received his doctorate at Northwestern Unviersity. In addition to teaching, Krizek has published more than 300 technical papers and reports and has testified before Congress in matters related to civil engineering.

November 6, 2002


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