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George A. Everding, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA
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Post Number: 838
Registered: 11-2004

Posted on Monday, December 26, 2016 - 09:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Edgar Fritz Glock, CSI and AIA Member Emeritus, passed away on December 25, 2016. A 40-year member of the Greater St. Louis Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute, Ed was a valued resource to the architectural and construction specification community in St. Louis, throughout the North Central Region, and nationally. He served as Executive Director of the Masonry Institute of St. Louis (MISL) for eighteen years, organizing a continuing series of education seminars that are well-attended and widely praised for their excellence in technical training. As a longtime member of the Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC), Ed was a vocal advocate for the improvement of masonry codes and specifications.

Prior to his work at MISL, Ed owned an independent specification consultancy with his wife, the late Eleanor Glock. Their practice was one of the largest in the country, and one of the early adopters of computer technology in the production of specifications. Both Ed and Eleanor served terms as President of the Greater St. Louis Chapter, in Fiscal Years 1983 and 1988, respectively. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Ed worked for several firms as an architect and specifier earlier in his career. He returned to the School of Architecture at his alma mater to teach the proper principles of specifying, and also was on the faculty at St. Louis Community College at Meramec.

Through his classes and seminars, Ed Glock left a positive mark on a generation of construction professionals, who are better informed about the specifics of masonry in particular, and about specification practice in general. Many of us will long remember how his unique personality enhanced his mentoring; here are a few examples:

When explaining how to edit a master specification, Ed preached the mantra: “When in doubt, take it out.” In his view, “If you’re not willing to do the research and understand the reason a particular line is in the master, then that line probably doesn’t belong in your finished spec section.”

Ed learned from personal experienced not to reuse a spec from a previous job. He related his embarrassment at taking a phone call from a contractor wanted to know, “…why this project in Pittsburgh needs to connect with the water company in Cleveland.”

“You don’t have to put joints in your exterior masonry if you don’t want to,” Ed would tell his students when trying to impress upon them the inevitability of thermal movement, “You can leave it up to your mom and dad. Just wait around: Mother Nature and Father Time will put the joints in for you.”

Arrangements are pending; I’ll post them when available. If you’d like to send a note to Ed’s wife Susan, or if you want more information, contact me by email or phone.
Lynn Javoroski FCSI CCS LEED® AP SCIP Affiliate
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Username: lynn_javoroski

Post Number: 2106
Registered: 07-2002

Posted on Monday, December 26, 2016 - 10:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Prayers for comfort for those who loved him; he will be missed but we are better because he was here.

Thanks for letting us all know, George.
George A. Everding, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA
Senior Member
Username: geverding

Post Number: 840
Registered: 11-2004

Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 02:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Obit for Ed Glock: https://www.stlouiscremation.com/obituary/edgar-f-glock-jr

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