Louis Richard Shaffer, American Engineering research adminsistrator, civil engineering educator. Achievements include research on modern construction management with emphasis on technical innovation to increase productivity of management on all levels.
Shaffer, Louis Richard was born on February 28, 1955 in Sharon, Pennsylvania, United States.
Bachelor of Science, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1950. Master of Science, University Illinois, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy in Systems Civil Engineering, University Illinois, 1961.
Assistant to master mechanic, National Castings Company, Pennsylvania, 1950-1952;
assistant to director engineering, Sharon (Pennsylvania) Steel Corporation, 1953-1954;
instructor сivil engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1955-1961;
from assistant professor to associate professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1961-1965;
professor сivil engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, since 1965;
technical director construction engineering research laboratory, United States Army, since 1969. Assistant director Technology Direction Construction Engineering Research Laboratory United States Army, 1969-1970, deputy director, 1970-1976. Coordinator International Working Commision on Organisation and Management Construction, since 1974.
Chairman United States National Committee International Council Building Research, 1977-1983.
Member American Society Civil Engineers (chairman technical council research 1976-1977, Walter L. Hubaer research prize, 1967, Construction Management award, 1978, Construction Research award, 1987), Society of America Military Engineers.