Bachelor of Science, University California, Berkeley, 1941. Master of Science, California Institute of Technology, 1946.
Structural designer, Kaiser Shipyards, 1941-1943; stress analyst, Convair Company, 1943-1945; member of faculty, University of California, Berkeley, 1946-1977; professor сivil engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1958-1977; professor emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, since 1977; assistant dean College Engineering, University California, Berkeley, 1956-1959; chairman division structural engineering and structural mechanics, University of California, Berkeley, 1963-1964; director structural materials laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, 1963-1965; principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associations, Inc. Cons. Engineers, Emeryville, California, 1977-1987; public, Benmir Books, since 1983.
Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers (honorary. Chairman structural division executive committee 1975), American Concrete Institute (honorary. Director 1970-1973, Wason medal for research 1959, J.W. Kelly Award 1978, Raymond Davis lecturer 1982, Arthur R. Anderson award 1986).
Member National Academy of Engineering (honorary), Structural Engineering Association Northern California, Reinforced Concrete Research Council (Arthur J. Boase award 1989).
Married Joy Bloom, July 5, 1946. 1 child, Deborah.