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George A. Everding, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA
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Post Number: 875
Registered: 11-2004

Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 07:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

This was posted on the Greater St. Louis Chapter website:

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Greater St. Louis Chapter member Kenneth J. Moore, FCSI, CCS, SCIP, who served twice as our President, 1972-73 and 1981-82. He died at home in Somonauk, Illinois on March 10, 2018 at the age of 83, after a brief illness. Although Ken and his wife Marian moved to the Chicago area in 2004, he retained his membership with our chapter over the years. In January of this year, Ken celebrated his fiftieth anniversary with CSI.

A native of East Alton, Illinois, Ken Moore joined Bank Building & Equipment Corporation in St. Louis shortly after graduating from Bethalto High School in 1956. While working there as a junior draftsman, he took night classes at Southern Illinois University. By 1959, he had been transferred to BBE’s specifications department, setting the course for his future career. Ken worked as a specifier for two other firms in St. Louis before moving to Sverdrup & Parcel, Inc., in 1977. S&P, which later merged with Jacobs Engineering, became his professional home until his retirement in 2003.

After retirement, Ken and his wife Marian formed U.S. Consulting, LLC, a specification-consulting firm with clients in Chicago, St. Louis, Boston, and Florida. His informative series "Spec Tips & Tricks" appeared regularly in many CSI chapter newsletters. He was a regular participant in the University of Wisconsin "Construction Documents and Specifications" courses, planning seminars, manning a CSI informational table top, and speaking at some of the programs.

“Many of us recognize Ken as Sverdrup’s spec writing legend,” recalls Charles Bell, AIA, CSI, CCS, “but he was also one of our chapter’s respected first generation members.” He was a wealth of knowledge, not only on the technique of crafting a specification, but also on the technical details and complexity involved in a variety of large scale project types. His vast specification experience included correctional facilities, justice centers, aviation, educational, industrial, food and beverage facilities, water treatment and waste treatment facilities, dams, and light rail.

Beyond all of Ken’s impressive professional accomplishments, Bob Teller, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, got to know him in informal settings. “Following business late in the day, we would gather around the conference table with chips and beer and expound on the state of affairs in the industry, politics, the Cardinals or whatever. What emerged from those casual gatherings was another side of Ken. He had a dry sense of humor and an infectious giggle.” Bob also remembers Ken from chapter meetings in Central Illinois and the two Chicago chapters, “Everyone who knew him acknowledged him as the consummate guru of specifications, but he never strutted around as ‘the expert.’ He was quite humble and laid back. As with others who are now gone, I will miss him greatly.”

The members of the Greater St. Louis Chapter join with others in the North Central Region who benefited from knowing Ken Moore in extending our condolences to Marian and her family.

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