In Memoriam: E. Glenn Bishop

It’s with great sadness to announce the passing of our friend and colleague, Mr. Glenn Bishop, P.E., (LBYD Engineers) earlier today. He is survived by his  three children and six grandchildren.  Glenn had the unique distinction of serving ACEC/Alabama as President, from 1980-1981 and 1993-1994. His son Win Bishop, served as ACEC/Alabama President from 2012-2013.

On behalf of ACEC in Alabama, I extend our deepest condolences to Win and the rest of the family.  Our dear Glenn will be missed by many.  I am forever grateful to our Past President Glenn Bishop for his leadership during our transitional and formative years.  We last saw Glenn at the ACEC/Alabama Engineering Excellence Awards Gala where he and his family joined with friends and industry partners to celebrate LBYD, industry colleagues and the great works of the Council. It was a grand evening and I will always treasure this memory and the profound kindness of our friend and colleague. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 26, at Dawson Memorial Church – 1114 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood, AL.  Visitation is from 11:30 – 1:00 pm. Graveside will follow the service at Heritage in Pelham.

E. Glenn Bishop

Throughout his distinguished career of nearly 50 years, E. Glenn Bishop has been dedicated to the advancement of the engineering profession. From his innovation to his service in professional organizations to his contributions in the practice guidelines, Bishop has proven his devotion to the field. He is a licensed professional engineer in 17 states and has worked on more than 2,000 projects. His experience includes engineering for bridges, building structures, commercial, industrial and institutional construction projects. Bishop designed the first arch replacement in the United States to use post-tensioning to enhance crack control.

After receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from The University of Alabama, Bishop began his career as a structural engineer at Hudson & Associates. In 1973, Bishop founded a one-man structural engineering firm, E. Glenn Bishop Associates. Five years later, he joined Chuck Lane and Robert Hodnett to form Lane Bishop Hodnett, which later became Lane Bishop York Delahay Inc. Bishop has served in various leadership roles and currently serves as senior principal. He was instrumental in the company’s growth to one of the largest providers of civil and structural engineering services in the Southeast. In 2006, LBYD Inc. was inducted into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame.

Bishop’s service to the profession includes his involvement with The University of Alabama College of Engineering’s leadership board, the board of advisors for the Department of Civil Engineering of The University of Alabama at Birmingham and the board of directors for the Construction Education Foundation of Alabama. He serves as chairman of the board of advisors for UA’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering and as engineering advisor for the State of Alabama’s Board of Registration. Bishop is a past president of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Alabama and past chairman of the Council of American Structural Engineers National Guidelines Committee. He has also served on the board of directors of the YMCA Camp Cosby, the board of directors for the Alabama Concrete Industries Association and as trustee for the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce.

Bishop has made significant contributions to engineering by assisting in the development of “A Guideline Addressing the Bidding and Construction Administration Phases for the Structural Engineer,” as chairman of the CASE National Guidelines Committee. As a committee member, he was co-author of the CASE National Guideline Committee’s “A Guideline Addressing Coordination and Completeness of Structural Construction Documents.” Bishop also participated in the review and recommendations to modify the American Institute Code of Standard Practice. In addition, he authored articles for Engineering News Record and Civil Engineering Magazine.

In 1992, Bishop was declared a Distinguished Engineering Fellow by The University of Alabama College of Engineering. Bishop was also proclaimed Fellow by UA’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering and the American Council of Engineering Companies.

Mr. Bishop and his wife, Judy (who preceded him in death), were lifelong residents of Birmingham. They have three children and six grandchildren.