Selected Articles and Publications
This list offers just a sample of the many topics I've written about during the past few years. I've also contributed stories to a variety of corporate, internal, and membership publications published by various companies and trade organizations, as well as topic-specific marketing pieces. And often, I write stories on behalf of folks who need help putting the right words together. Please contact me for a more detailed list and/or copies of my work.
"Restoration Challenges: Contractors and Designers Face Tall Order to Preserve Historic Details." New York Construction, July, 2006.
"The Start of Something Big: First Mariner Tower Kicks Off $1 Billion Development in Batimore." Mid-Atlantic Construction, January 2006.
"One for the History Books: Renovation Renews Virginia's Old State Library." Mid-Atlantic Consruction, February 2005.
“Marching Orders for a Military Mixed-Use Development” (Kaiserslautern Military Community Center at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany). Urban Land , May 2004.
Sustainable Design: Resource Accountability for Today…and Tomorrow.” Carter & Burgess Quarterly, Spring 2004.
“Memorial to “Greatest Generation” Set to Make Some History of Its Own.” Mid-Atlantic Construction, February 2004. Issue also includes “Multicultural School Modernization Project is a True Convergence Zone,” a story about the modernization of Bell-Lincoln Multicultural Middle/High School.
“U.S. Capitol Digs In for a New Visitors Center.” Cover story for McGraw-Hill Regional Construction's Washington, D.C. Hot Projects , January 2003. Issue also includes “Hot Times Return to the Old Town,” a story about the new Georgetown Incinerator complex.“Monumental Achievements” (scaffolding systems used for renovation of the Washington Monument and other major projects). Architecture , April 1999.
"The Synergy of Medical Clusters." Carter & Burgess Quarterly,
"Emphasizing the 'Sustainable' in Sustainable Design." Engineering, Inc., March-April 2006.
"Passing the Torch: Ownership Transition Isn't Something that Engineering Firms Can Put Off Until Tomorrow." Engienering, Inc., January-February 2006.
“Days of the Dragon: China's Growing Influence on the Bedding Industry.” BedTimes, April 2004.
SCORE Small Business Success Stories, Expert Answers, 60-Second Guides, and other features. Ongoing at www.score.org .
“Employee Theft: Who Can You Trust?” BedTimes, September 2000. Winner of IABC/District 3's 2001 Winners Circle Award of Excellence for Feature Writing.
“Business as a Second Language. ” The Synergist , November 1999.
“Beware of the Six Traps on the Liability Insurance Trail. ” American Consulting Engineer, September/October 1999.
“Globe Trotting Tales” (Overseas business opportunities for consulting engineers). Cover story for American Consulting Engineer, July/August 1999.
“The New Orleans Network” (flood production for Louisiana's most densely populated parishes). Civil Engineering, August 2000.
“Added Protection” (seismic reinforcement for Southern California's Casitas Dam). Civil Engineering, May 2000.
“Sophisticated Suburbs” (New urbanism communities). Carter & Burgess Quarterly, Spring 2000.
“Synthesis With Style” (Mixed-use developments and downtown revitalizations). Carter & Burgess Quarterly, Spring 2000.
“Targets of Opportunity: An Innovative Urban BMP Retrofit Program. ” Cover story for Public Works, July 1999. Byline: Warren Bell and Chris Champagne.
"Public Scrutiny: Public Agencies Cautiously Accept Design-Build Option." Mid-Atlantic Construction, September 2005.
“Design-Build's Report Card.” Engineering, Inc., May 2003.“Decisions, Decisions: Pick a Delivery System, Any Delivery System.” Cover story for American Consulting Engineer, September/October 1999. Winner of IABC/Richmond's 2000 Award of Merit for Expository Writing.
"How Capital Optimization Analysis Improved Energy Infrastructure Planning at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill." Written for Raymond DuBose, Elliott Travis, and Charles Bourne for presentation at the International District Energy Association's 19th Annual Campus Energy Conference. February 2006.
"Cool Deal" (applications of thermal ice storage cooling systems). Consulting/Specifying Engineer, 1998.
"Landfill Closure Strategy Lets Nature Take Its Course." Dimensions, July-August 2006.
"Green Hospitals: Health Care's New Horizon." Carter & Burgess Quarterly, Issue Two 2004.
"Tactical Permitting--The Conversion of Carswell Air Force Base." Carter & Burgess Quarterly, Spring 1997.
"The Greening of Americas Brownfields." Cater & Burgess Quarterly,
"Undercover Surveying" (applications of GPS and GLONASS). Scheduled for publication in P.O.B., October 1998.
"A Bridge Over Friendly Waters: The Second Blue Water Bridge Story." P.O B., August 1997.
"Whats Next for Airborne GPS." The Military Engineer, June-July 1997 (special issue on. Federal engineering). Byline: Dennis Morgan and Bill Fry.
"GPS To the Rescue: The Search for Karen Nelson." P.O.B., May 1997.
"A New Look at Old Man River." Civil Engineering, June 1997 (special issue on GPS). Byline: William G. Fry, P.E., and John T. Dozzi, C.P.
"Raising the Profile of Large-Scale Mapping." Geomatics Information Magazine (GIM), April 1997. Byline: William G. Fry, P.E.
"GPS Flies High in the Midwest." Earth Observation Magazine (EOM), January1997. Byline: William G. Fry, P.E.
"GPS Surveys Go Big Time." P.O.B., January 1997 (cover story). Byline: Steve Hebert and William G. Fry, P.E.
The five Mississippi River Project trade articles earned an Award of Merit for
Expository Writing in IABC/Richmonds 1997 Best in Virginia competition.
"Preserve the Foundation of Our Lifestyle and Economy." Guest editorial written for Bob Lanier, Mayor of Houston, Tex., and Chairman of the Rebuild American Coalition. American Consulting Engineer, February/March 1997.
"Education, Imagination, and Courage Add Up to Americas Future." Guest editorial written for Stanley Kawaguchi, PE., president of the American Consulting Engineers Council. Distributed nationally by Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service, February 17, 1997.
"A Marvel of Mobility: The 40th Anniversary of the Interstate Highway System." Guest editorial written for Stanley Kawaguchi, PE., president of the American Consulting Engineers Council. Distributed nationally by Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service, June 25, 1996.Winner of IABC/Washingtons 1997 Silver Inkwell Award of Merit for Editorial Writing.
"Apollo 13: Lessons From a Crisis in Space Can Help Solve a Challenge on Earth." Guest editorial written for Richard G. Weingardt, P.E., president of the American Consulting Engineers Council. Distributed nationally by Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service, August 25, 1995. Winner of IABC/Washingtons 1996 Silver Inkwell Award of Excellence for Editorial Writing.
"The Governor Can Advance An Agenda for Higher Education." Guest editorial
written for Sidney O. Dewberry. Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 11, 1995.
SCORE Small Business Success Stories and Expert Answers Interviews. Ongoing at www.score.org .
"Ergonomics and Product Design: A Hands-On Approach" (a profile of the invenor of Microsoft's Natural Ergonomic Keyboard) The Synergist (membership publication of the American Industrial Hygiene Association), April 2006.
"Traveler's Rest” (a profile of the Therm-A-Rest Company of Seattle). BedTimes, August 2001.
“The Price of Fish” (a profile of photographer Earl Dotter). Cover story for The Synergist, March 2001.
“I Married a Wahoo” (how marriages involving graduates from rivals Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia survive football season) Virginia Tech Magazine , Summer 2000.“Q&A With Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.” (keynote speaker for ACEC's 2000 National Convention) American Consulting Engineer , May/June 2000.
"Libable Communities: Form, Function, and More." Carter & Burgess Quarterly, Issue Three, 2005.
“An Ergonomics Report Card.” (an update of ergonomics regulation on the one-year anniversary of OSHA's new four-pronged approach). Cover story for The Synergist, June 2003.
“Breaking the Sound Barrier” (an update on hearing loss prevention). Cover story for The Synergist, April 2002.
“The Future of OSHA: From the People Who've Lived Its Past.” Cover story for The Synergist, September 2001.
“Speaking Up for Industrial Hygiene.” Cover story for The Synergist , April 1997. Winner of IABC/Washington's 1997 Silver Inkwell Award of Merit for Feature Writing.
"North Hills: The Evolution of a Raleigh Landmark." MetroMagazine (Raleigh, NC), May 2005.
“Role Reversal” (North Hills Mall, Raleigh, NC). Urban Land, January 2004.
“Atlantic City Hits the Jackpot With New Family Oriented Retail/Entertainment District.” Urban Land, December 2003.
“Convergence Zone” (North Hills Mall in Raleigh, NC). Southeast Real Estate Business, May 2003.
:"Points of Interest" (the latest in nanotechnology research). The Synergist, January 2006.
"Standard Procedures" (A look at software interoperability standards for packaging systems). PMT Magazine, January-February 2006.
"Points of Interest" (a look at nanotechnology research issues). The Synergist, September 2005.
"Small Wonders, Big Trends" (a look at the evolution of nanotechnology and related health/safety issues). The Synergist, September 2004.
“The Measured Revolution” (an update of the Internet's influence on gasoline marketing.” Independent Gasoline Marketer, October 2003.
“Moving Targets: Technology for Community Housing.” Journal of Housing and Community Development, March-April 2002.
“Robo-Beds” (technology in the bedding industry). BedTimes, September 2001.
"Highway Construction: Moving Targets." Mid-Atlantic Construction, Summer 2006.
"Cleared for Takeoff: Richmond Airport Gets To the Heart of Capital Improvement Plan." Mid-Atlantic Construction, November 2005.
"Ready or Not, Here They Come: 'Next Generation' Passenger Aircraft are Causing Many Airports to Rethink Their Facilities Strategies." Carter & Burgess Quarterly, Issue Two 2005.
“Good Design Gains Ground (and Acceptance) in Transportation Projects.” Carter & Burgess Quarterly, Spring 2004.
“Proactive Planning, Collaboration Produce Sensible Corridor Solutions.” Carter & Burgess Quarterly, Spring 2003.
“Toward Safer Travels” (update on transportation security initiatives). Carter & Burgess Quarterly, Spring 2003.
"Transportation Funding Debate Set to TEA Off.” Carter & Burgess Quarterly, Spring 2003.
"The Toll Road That Wouldnt Die." Civil Engineering, April 1995. Byline: John P. Fowler, II, P.E., and Kurt R. Thompson, P.E.
"Experiment in Privatisation." World Highways, July/August 1994. Byline: John P. Fowler, II, P.E.
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