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BICE is governed by a group of recognized experts in the built environment disciplines (engineering, architecture, planning, etc.). The members are chosen from industry, academia, research institutes, and government to provide a diversity of viewpoints and a balanced spectrum of knowledge. The NRC appoints members for three-year terms. The current Board is comprised of the following individuals:

RADM (ret) David Nash, NAE (Chair) 
Senior Vice President, MELE Associates 

Dr. Adjo A. Amekudzi
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Alfredo H-S Ang, NAE
Research Professor, Civil Engineering
University of California-Irvine

Dr. James Bagian, NAE/IOM
Professor, University of Michigan

Ms. Hillary Brown
Principal, New Civic Works

Dr. Ross Corotis, NAE
Professor, University of Colorado

Major General Arnold Fields
U.S. Marine Corps (ret.)

Dr. Jesus De La Garza
Professor, Construction Engineering and Management
Virginia Tech

Dr. G. Edward Gibson
Professor, Arizona State University

RADM (ret) Peter Marshall (Chair FFC)
Consulting Engineer
Mr. James B. Porter Jr.
Sustainable Operations Solutions

Mr. James Rispoli
President and CEO
Project Time and Cost, Inc.

Ms. P. Lynn Scarlett
Visiting Scholar, Resources for the Future

Ms. Janice L. Tuchman
Editor in Chief
Engineering News Record 

Mr. James P. Whittaker
Facility Engineering Associates


David J. Nash (NAE) RADM Nash, U.S. Navy, Civil Engineer Corps (retired), is a senior vice president with MELE Associates and president of Dave Nash and Associates, a project development firm serving businesses and governments worldwide.  The firm provides project and program management services throughout the world's emerging markets for bioenergy, energy, and large infrastructure projects. From 2005 until January 2007, RADM Nash was the president of Government Operations at BE&K Inc., an international design-build construction firm. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2007 for leadership in the reconstruction of devastated areas after conflicts and natural disasters, and is nominated as chair of the BICE. In 2003 and 2004 RADM Nash served as the director of the Iraq Reconstruction Program. He was formerly president of PB Buildings and manager of the Automotive Division of Parsons Brinckerhoff Construction Services, Inc. RADM Nash completed his 33-year career in the U.S. Navy as the chief of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command and chief of civil engineers. He has served as vice chair of the NRC Committee on Business Strategies for Public Capital Investment, which produced the study Investments in Federal Facilities: Asset Management Strategies for the 21st Century and as chair of the NRC committee which authored the 2007 report Core Competencies for Federal Facilities Asset Management Through 2020: Transformational Strategies.  He is a member of the National Academy of Construction, the Society of American Military Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the American Society of Quality Control.
Adjo A. Amekudzi Dr. Amekudzi is an associate professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her BS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University, as well as an MS in Civil Engineering from Florida International University. Dr. Amekudzi received both an MS in Civil Infrastructure Systems and a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. She studies systems problems on the integrated built and natural environment to understand how to make better decisions on built systems to promote sustainable development. Her current research focuses on the development and application of sustainability planning and evaluation methods to built systems. Dr. Amekudzi is involved in course development to address these areas in the curriculum. She teaches an undergraduate required course: Civil Engineering Systems, and two graduate electives Infrastructure Systems (Asset Management) and Infrastructure, Megacities and Sustainable Development, all of which address the proper stewardship of infrastructure for sustainable development. Dr. Amekudzi is the associate director of the Georgia Transportation Institute and the Georgia Tech University Transportation Center (UTC). A two time invitee of the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Program, Amekudzi is also on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, and Sustainability - The Journal of Record; and associate editor of the ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems. She was a member of the NRC Committee on Business Strategies for Public Capital Investment and serves as faculty advisor for Georgia Tech’s chapters of Engineers Without Borders and WTS.

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Alfredo H-S. Ang (NAE) Dr. Ang is currently Research Professor and Professor Emeritus at the University of California in Irvine, California, USA. He is also Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1988 where he received his Ph.D. and was on the faculty of Civil Engineering from 1959 through 1988. He received his BS in Civil Engineering from the Mapua Institute of Technology and an MS in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign. Dr. Ang’s main area of research is on the application of probability and reliability in civil and structural engineering, with emphasis on safety of engineering systems, including seismic risk and earthquake engineering, quantitative risk assessment (QRA) and life-cycle cost consideration. He has published about 400 papers and articles, and also a two-volume textbook on probability concepts in engineering, which have been translated into several languages; the 2nd edition of Vol I was published in February 2006. During his academic career, he has directed 55 Ph.D. students and countless postdoctoral researchers from many parts of the world. He has given keynote papers in numerous major national and international conferences. During his career, he has been serving as consultant and technical adviser to government and industry on technological risk and reliability issues, both in the U.S. and abroad, including the U.S. Department of Defense on nuclear defense, the U.S. Navy on surface effect ships and the mobile offshore base, the U.S. Air Force on missile defense, and the U.S. Coast Guard on marine and offshore structures. He has been involved in a number of other major studies and projects on the seismic safety analysis and design of nuclear power plants in the U.S., Japan, Taiwan, and Korea, and earthquake resistant design of buildings, bridges and other critical infrastructures.  He is active in several engineering societies particularly in the American Society of Civil Engineers where he served as International Director on the Board of Directors in 1998-2001, and as Chair of numerous technical committees including the Structural and Engineering Mechanics Divisions executive committees. He is currently the ASCE representative to the Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council (ACECC), and a member of the International Activities Committee. He is also a Fellow of the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), Associate Fellow of the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics), a founding member of IASSAR (International Association of Structural Safety and Reliability), Honorary President of IALCCE (International Association of Life-Cycle Civil Engineering), and a member of several other professional and scientific societies. He has received a large number of prestigious awards from ASCE and other societies, including Honorary Membership in the ASCE and the N.M Newmark Medal, A. Freudenthal Medal, E. Howard Award, Huber Research Prize, State-of-Art Award; Senior Research Award from ASEE (American Society of Engineering Education); and Research Award from IASSAR; Research Award from the University of California, Irvine; Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from the University of Illinois; the 2005 International Prize from the Japan Society of Civil Engineers, and is a member of the prestigious US National Academy of Engineering (elected in 1976).
James Bagian [NAE/IOM] is a professor in the Departments of Industrial Engineering and Anesthesia, and Chief Patient Safety and Systems Innovation Officer at the University of Michigan. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2000 for the integration of engineering and medical knowledge in applications to aerospace systems, environmental technology, and patient safety. He was elected to the IOM in 2003.

Dr. Bagian served as the first Director of the National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) and the first Chief Patient Safety Officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs from 1999 to 2010, where he developed numerous patient safety-related tools and programs that are in use nationally and internationally. Dr. Bagian also has appointments as a Clinical Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at the University of Texas Medical Branch, a position he had held since 1997 and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). Dr. Bagian’s other appointments include positions as Chief Flight Surgeon and Medical Consultant to the Space Shuttle Columbia Accident Investigation Board and Deputy Director of the Regional and State Programs Division, Office of Mobile Sources for the Environmental Protection Agency. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University (1973) and his MD from Thomas Jefferson University (1977). He has training in general surgery and anesthesiology and earned his certification as a flight surgeon (1979).

Dr. Bagian is a former NASA astronaut on Space Shuttles Discovery (STS-29) and Columbia (STS-40). He is a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association. Dr. Bagian has received the Jefferson Medical College Alumni Achievement Award (2005), the Outstanding Federal Healthcare Executive Award (2004), the Service to America Career Achievement Medal (2003), the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety Award for System Innovation (2002), and the U.S. Medicine’s Frank Brown Berry Award for the most significant contribution to healthcare in the United States in the year 2002 by a military or federal physician (2002). He serves on numerous federal and college committees and has authored approximately 56 publications.

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Hillary Brown, FAIA, is a principal of New Civic Works, a firm which assists public and institutional clients in greening their facility capital programs. As founder of the Office of Sustainable Design with the New York City's Department of Design and Construction, she oversaw that office’s 1999 collaboration with the Design Trust, the High Performance Building Guidelines, and more recently co-authored the High Performance Infrastructure Guidelines. Ms. Brown was managing editor of the nationally and internationally recognized City of New York High Performance Building Guidelines, co-author of the U.S. Green Building Council's State and Local Green Building Toolkit, and author of Implementing High Performance Buildings. Additionally, she envisioned and has co-authored the recently released High Performance Infrastructure: Best Practices for the Public Right-Of-Way for New York City and the Design Trust for Public Space. Currently a practicing architect at New Civic Works Ms. Brown specializes in green design for schools, universities, public buildings, and infrastructure. Previously having served on the architecture faculties at Yale, Columbia and Princeton University Schools of Architecture, today she is Professor of Architecture at the City College of New York’s Spitzer School of Architecture. She leads the School’s contribution to CCNY’s new interdisciplinary masters program: Sustainability in the Urban Environment, given together with the Grove School of Engineering and CCNY’s Division of Science. She has served on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Green Building Council and is now a Board Member for the nationally recognized Healthy Schools Network. A graduate of the Yale University School of Architecture, she has been a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bosch Public Policy Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, where she examined green building practices in Germany.
Ross B. Corotis, PE, NAE, Denver Business Challenge Professor of Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has research interests in the application of probabilistic concepts and decision perceptions for civil engineering problems, and in particular to societal tradeoffs for hazards in the built infrastructure. His current research emphasizes the coordinated roles of engineering and social science with respect to framing and communicating societal investments for long-term risks and resiliency. With his degrees from MIT, he was on the faculty at Northwestern University for 11 years, established the Department of Civil Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University, where he was also Associate Dean of Engineering, and was Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science in Boulder. He has numerous research, teaching and service awards, chaired several committees on structural safety for ASCE and ACI, was Editor of the international journal Structural Safety and the ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, and chaired the Executive Committee of the International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability. For The National Academies he served on the Building Research Board, the steering committee of the Disasters Roundtable, and chaired the Assessment Panel for the NIST Building and Fire Research Laboratory. He is the founding chair of the Committee on NIST Technical Programs, and Past Chair of the Civil Engineering Section of the National Academy of Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in Illinois, Maryland and Colorado, a registered structural engineer in Illinois, and a Distinguished Member of ASCE. He is the author of more than 200 publications.
Major General Arnold Fields retired from the United States Marine Corps in 2004 after more than 34 years of active military service. At the time of his retirement he was serving as the Deputy Commander of Marine Corps Forces in Europe. Previous general officer assignments included Director of the Marine Corps Headquarters Staff; Commanding General of Marine Corps Bases in Hawaii: and Commander of U.S. Central Command’s Forward Headquarters, with dual responsibilities as Central Command’s Inspector General. He was selected for advancement to brigadier general in 1996 while serving on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon as Chief of the Evaluation and Analysis Division of the Plans, Operations and Interoperability Directorate (J7). During Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, the 1991 Gulf War, General Fields, then a Lieutenant Colonel, commanded a Marine Corps motorized infantry battalion in combat operations against the Iraqi Armed Forces. From 1986 until 1988 he served as the commanding officer of all Marine Corps embassy and consulate security guards in 17 North Africa and Middle East countries.

After retirement, he served with the Department of State assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Iraq from August 2004 until October 2005. There he served as Chief of Staff of the Department’s Iraq Reconstruction and Management Office, which coordinated the execution of over $18.4 billion dollars of U.S. funds for Iraq’s reconstruction. In January 2007 the Deputy Secretary of Defense appointed General Fields to serve as Deputy Director of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, the pre-eminent department of Defense institution for strategic security studies, research, and outreach in Africa.

In June 2008, he was appointed by The President of the United States to establish and head the Office of Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), a federal agency that provides oversight of all U. S. funds appropriated for reconstruction in Afghanistan, which had risen to over $61 billion dollars during General Fields’ tenure. He held this position until February 2011.

He holds a bachelor of science degree from South Carolina State University and a Master of Arts Degree in Human Resources Management from Pepperdine University. General Fields is also a graduate of the Army War College, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and South Carolina State University. He has attended several seminars at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, which focused on U.S. national security interests in post-Soviet Union Russia and Black Sea nations.

General Fields was appointed by the Secretary of the Navy to the Board of Visitors at Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia. He is a board member of the Wounded Warrior Family Support Foundation, the Wounded in Action Family Foundation, and the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Foundation, as a member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. He was installed a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) on 17 November 2011. General Fields is a Human Capital Council Member with Talent Management in Government, Inc., a non-profit organization and think tank of the Center for Human Capital Innovation (CHCI) with a mission to improve the performance of government through human capital transformation.

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Jesus M. de la Garza Dr. de la Garza is the Vecellio Professor of Construction Engineering and Management in the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. Dr. de la Garza has been on the staff of Virginia Tech since 1988. His areas of interest and courses taught include information technology, construction engineering; construction management, schedule impact analysis, design-construction integration, construction performance improvement, cost engineering, and professional and legal issues in engineering. From January 2004 to August 2006, Dr. de la Garza served as the director of Information Technology and Infrastructure Systems program within the Civil and Mechanical Systems Division at the National Science Foundation. He has co-authored more than 40 papers in refereed publications and has received awards for several of his papers. Dr. de la Garza has been an officer on the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Intelligent Computing Committee. Dr. de la Garza is the Co-Chair of the Academic Committee of the Construction Industry Institute and the Associate Editor of ASCE’s Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. He received his MS and PhD in civil engineering from the University of Illinois. 
Dr. Gibson is the Director of the School of Sustainability and the Built Environment (SSEBE) at Arizona State University. He is a Professor and the Sunstate Endowed Chair in the Construction Management and Engineering, having served as Programs Chair of the Del E Webb School of Construction from 2009-2011. Prior to joining ASU he started the recently-accredited Construction Engineering program at the University of Alabama, and before that was a faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin for 15 years. In that capacity he headed the Architectural Engineering undergraduate program and the graduate construction engineering and project management program. Originally from Alabama, his educational background includes a B.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Auburn University and an M.B.A. from the University of Dallas. He has been PI or co-PI on over $9 million worth of funded research in his career. His research and teaching interests include front end planning, organizational change, asset management, alternative dispute resolution and risk management and he has received several awards for research excellence including CII Oustanding Researcher twice. He has been active on many national committees, among them a National Research Council committee investigating project management practices at the U.S. Department of Energy, the Architectural Engineering Institute, and also served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Norway in Fall 2004. He has been involved with CII in several capacities since 1988. Dr. Gibson has several years of industry experience and is a licensed professional engineer in Texas. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Construction and a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Peter Marshall RADM Marshall is the chair of the Federal Facilities Council and a consulting engineer. Previously, he was a consultant with Dewberry Company, a planning, design, and program management firm in Norfolk, Virginia. He previously held the positions of Vice President of Operations at Burns and Roe Services Corporation and Senior Vice President with Parsons Brinckerhoff Construction Services Corporation. RADM Marshall’s experience within the Civil Engineer Corps of the U.S. Navy included increasingly responsible positions with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) from Commanding Officer of Navy Public Works Center in San Francisco to Fleet Civil Engineer of Naval Forces Europe to Commander of the 22nd Naval Construction Regiment and Pacific Division of NAVFAC to Vice Commander of NAVFAC. With strengths in infrastructure planning, program management, field and contingency engineering, facilities management and business unit reorganization, he has successfully delivered a wide range of facilities projects and programs to his clients. His accomplishments include operation of a $280 million environmental restoration contract at a former Department of Defense (DoD) bombing range and development and implementation of a $1 billion capital improvement program for all naval facilities throughout Europe. RADM Marshall is a Fellow of the Society of American Military Engineers and the National Academy of Public Administration, a licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia and California. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Tufts and an M.S. in Ocean Engineering from University of Rhode Island. He is currently serving on the NRC’s Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects and was a member of the NRC Committee on the Renewal of DOE Infrastructure and is the current Chair of the Federal Facilities Council.
James B. Porter, Jr. Mr. Porter is the founder and president of Sustainable Operations Solutions, LLC, which provides consulting services to help companies make significant and sustainable improvements in workplace safety, process safety management, capital effectiveness, and operations productivity. He previously spent 40 years with DuPont he has served in a number of management positions including construction, investment engineering, and facilities design. With the restructuring of DuPont Engineering in November 1990, he became director - engineering operations, and was subsequently named director of operations for the Fluoroproducts business (1992), director of operations (1995), vice chairman of the DuPont Corporate Operations Network (1995), vice president of Engineering (1996), and Vice President of Safety, Health & Environment and Engineering (2004). Mr. Porter has served as Chairman of the Construction Industry Institute (CII) and Delaware's United Negro College Fund. He was the 2004 recipient of CII's Carroll H. Dunn Award of Excellence and in 2005 received the Engineering and Construction Contracting Association Achievement Award. He is a member of the Board of Governors for the Argonne National Laboratory, the Board of Directors for AIChE, FIATECH, the Mascaro Sustainability Initiative, and the Fieldbus Foundation. He also participates on various industry advisory boards including AIChE's Center for Chemical Process Safety. Mr. Porter is a member of the University of Tennessee's College of Engineering Board of Advisors and the National Academy of Construction. He holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of
James Rispoli is the Senior Executive Advisor at Project Time & Cost, Inc. were he also served as its immediate past President and Chief Executive Officer. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Rispoli served as the Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environmental Management. In this position, he was responsible for the cleanup of waste and environmental contamination from the nation’s nuclear-related research and production activities. The cleanup program under his tenure had an annual budget of $6 billion with operations occurring in more than 12 states. Before his appointment as Assistant Secretary of Energy, Mr. Rispoli was Director of the Department of Energy’s Office of Engineering and Construction Management. In that position, he was responsible for management policy, assessment and oversight of the Department’s facilities, infrastructure and capital projects. The value of the Department’s facilities and infrastructure is over $80 billion with a portfolio of 125 capital construction projects valued at $38 billion, ranging from one of a kind nuclear facilities and laboratories to standard office buildings and utilities. Mr. Rispoli has also held executive positions at Booz Allen Hamilton, Dames & Moore’s Pacific-Ocean area operations, and M&E Pacific. He served in the United States Navy for twenty-six years, retiring at the rank of Captain from the Civil Engineer Corps where he held executive level environmental and construction management positions. He was Director of Public Works and Facilities and installation commanding officer at several significant locations, including the Pearl Harbor Naval Complex in Hawaii, and Camp David, the Presidential Retreat, in Thurmont, Maryland. Mr. Rispoli earned his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College, a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire, and a Master’s degree in business from Central Michigan University. Mr. Rispoli is a licensed professional engineer in five states and an American Academy of Environmental Engineers’ Board Certified Environmental Engineer. Mr. Rispoli was awarded the American Society of Civil Engineers Civil Government Award for 2006, the Secretary of Energy’s Exceptional Service Award in 2008, the ASCE’s Presidents’ Award in 2009 and the ASCE Parcel-Sverdrup Award in 2011. He is a Professor of Practice at North Carolina State University, in Raleigh, NC. 
P. Lynn Scarlett is Visiting Scholar and Co-Director of the Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth at Resources for the Future. She is an environmental analyst focusing on climate change adaptation, environmental risk management, green business and infrastructure, energy and water issues, landscape-scale conservation, and science and decision making.

Ms. Scarlett served as Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of the Interior from 2005 to 2009, a post she took on after four years as the department's assistant secretary for policy, management, and budget. She was named acting Secretary of the Interior for two months in 2006, and chaired the department’s Climate Change Task Force. From 1982 through 2001, she held a variety of positions at the Los Angeles-based Reason Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy organization that advances values of individual choice, competition, and limited government. She served briefly as president of the organization in 2001 before being appointed to the Interior Department. After leaving government, she was named the Zurich Financial Services Distinguished Visiting Lecturer on Climate Change at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She also has been an independent consultant with the Environmental Defense Fund on issues pertaining to climate, ecosystem services, and stewardship of open lands. She served in 2009-2010 as a member of the National Commission on Climate and Tropical Forests, and from 2003 to 2004 she chaired the Federal Wildland Fire Leadership Council, an interagency, intergovernmental forum for implementing the National Fire Plan. She serves on the boards of the American Hiking Society, the Consensus Building Institute, the National Wildlife Refuge Association, and RESOLVE, and is a trustee emeritus of the Udall Foundation. Scarlett is author of numerous publications on incentive-based environmental policies. She received her BA and MA in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she also completed her doctoral coursework and exams in political science.
P. Lynn Scarlett is Visiting Scholar and Co-Director of the Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth at Resources for the Future. She is an environmental analyst focusing on climate change adaptation, environmental risk management, green business and infrastructure, energy and water issues, landscape-scale conservation, and science and decision making.
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Janice L. Tuchman is the Editor-in-Chief of Engineering News-Record. In this position, she directs the editorial operations of the Engineering News-Record enterprise—delivering news and analysis online, in print and at events. She works on strategic planning and develops new editorial products, projects and issues. Under Ms. Tuchman’s leadership, the ENR team won five prestigious Jesse H. Neal awards in March 2011. The awards include Best Profile, Best Technical Article, Best Use of Social Media, Best Range of Work and Best News Coverage for in-depth reporting on the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. This is the fourth year in a row that ENR won the Neal award for news coverage. The winning entries used mixed media to bring readers video and web components as well as stories in print. Janice Tuchman is active both in the construction industry and publishing associations. In 2010, she was inducted into the National Academy of Construction and was appointed to the Industry Leader’s Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers. She is a trustee of the Society for Marketing Professional Services Foundation and serves on the Industry Advisory Committee of the Department of Civil Engineering at Columbia University. In 2002, she became only the sixth woman to be elected to membership in “The Moles,” a prestigious heavy-construction industry leaders organization. At the American Business Media, she chairs the editorial committee.In 2010, Ms. Tuchman won an award for journalism from the Society of Military Engineers, North Virginia Post. In 2009, she was inducted into the Construction Writers Association Hall of Fame, and the Women Builders Council of New York City selected her as a Champion Award Winner. In 2002, she was named Woman of the Year by the Los Angeles chapter of the Women’s Transportation Society and won a career achievement award from Professional Women in Construction. She has won McGraw-Hill Corporate Achievement Awards for Information Technology and for Editorial Excellence. She also co-authored a McGraw-Hill book called Exposed Structure in Building Design. Janice Tuchman earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

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James P. Whittaker is president of Facility Engineering Associates, P.C., where he specializes in asset management and facilities management technologies. With 22+ years of experience in the facilities industry, he has managed hundreds of projects for commercial, institutional, and government clients in the United Kingdom, Central and South America, and throughout the United States. Mr. Whittaker is an adjunct professor in the George Mason University certificate program in facility management and has presented courses for the International Facility Management Association and the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) on facility management technologies and the definition of facility management core competencies. He serves on the advisory board of Brigham Young University’s facility management degree program. His consulting services include evaluation of the effectiveness of facility management organizations and resource analysis for government and industry. He is a frequent contributor to APPA’s Facility Manager “Asset Management” column. Mr. Whittaker holds a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Vermont and a master’s in civil engineering from the University of Colorado. He was a member of the NRC Committee on Core Competencies for Federal Facilities Asset Management, 2005-2020.

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