– Posted 2016-04-16
PIANC USA gives its respects to the late Robert D. Nichol, former PIANC USA Commissioner. During his career, Nichol served as Chairman and former President and CEO of Moffatt & Nichol, an industry leading waterfront engineering consulting firm. He passed away at the age of 84.
Nichol’s distinguished career was characterized by his time at Moffatt & Nichol along with professional awards and his participation in professional organizations. Nichol became the second president of Moffatt & Nichol in 1975 and continued leading the company up to his retirement in 2006. He was a commissioner and life member of PIANC USA, a member of the National Research Council Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems and a Fellow of the Society of American Military Engineers. His career awards include the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Distinguished Member Award (2011), Outstanding Projects and Leaders Award (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement Award for Management (2010), the ASCE California Lifetime Achievement Award (2013) and the 2005 Golden Beaver Award for Engineering.
Bob Nichol is survived by his sons, Eric and Douglas, his wife, Georgia, and two grandchildren.