Alum named to National Academy of Construction

Tufts alum Glenn Bell, E74, was elected to the National Academy of Construction (NAC).
Tufts alum Glenn Bell, E74

Tufts School of Engineering alum Glenn Bell, E74, E06P, E08P, was recently selected as a member of the National Academy of Construction class of 2022. Bell graduated from Tufts in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. After graduating from Tufts, he pursued a master’s degree in structural engineering and structural mechanics at the University of California, Berkely. He spent 45 years working at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., progressing from intern to CEO during his tenure. After retiring from the company in 2020, he took a position as a research civil engineer at the National Institute Standards of Technology (NIST). He is currently the associate lead on NIST’s investigation of the 2021 Champlain Towers South building collapse which killed 98 people and injured 11 in Surfside, Florida.

Bell is one of 34 industry practitioners who were elected as members of the National Academy of Construction this year. The NAC selects members based on leadership, dedication, contributions to the field, and peer recognition. NAC Membership honors those selected for their achievements and provides an opportunity for them to give back through their participation in the NAC. This prestigious honor is not the first that Bell has received over the course of his career. He is also a distinguished member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a board member of the Charles Pankow Foundation, and a former president of the Structural Engineering Institute.