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In Memoriam Patrick Bridger (left) and Joe Hutter (center) present Ed Brady (right) Leah and Ed Brady with the 2011 ASA Outstanding Shotcrete Project Award in Underground Shotcrete Wbroken. We in the industry knew Ed as the owner of cattle, he owned and operated Brady Leah Farm. Ed was aBut the construction industry was only part of what Ed did.He was also a farmer. As a registered breeder of Black Angus- died tragically at the age of 55illiam Edwin Bradyon May 30, 2013, leaving us shocked and heart Edwin Brady Construction, a company specializing in grouting member of Lodge #2 Free and Accepted Masons and and concrete repair. We also knew him as a civil engineer had obtained the degree of Master Mason. He was also a (licensed in Kentucky and Colorado); an ACI Certified member and Past President of the Rotary Club and Troop Shotcrete Nozzleman and Examiner; a member of ACI Com- Master of Boy Scout Troop #276, having been an Eagle Scout mittees 506, Shotcreting, and C660, Shotcrete Nozzleman himself. Ed was a man of strong faith and a very active member Certification; and as a member of the Board of ASA. In his of his church, giving a lot of his time to helping people in need. professional career, Ed was awarded the 2000 ABC Excellence Ed was born and lived in Paris, KY, with his wife Leah and Award for historic restoration of a railway tunnel. In 2011, his their three children (triplets) still at home, Robert (Bob), James work was recognized with the ASA Outstanding Shotcrete (JEB), and Laura (Lala). Ed would say how fortunate he was Project Award in Underground Shotcrete. that he could attend a high school football game and watch Ed was an extremely active member and constant con- Bob play on the team, JEB in the school band, and Lala as a tributor to various ACI and ASA committees. Recently, Ed cheerleader. He also leaves behind two step-children, Leslie was appointed Co-Chair of the ASA Education Committee; Lundy and David Houston Jr.; two grandchildren, Savanna and he was near completion of a completely new education and Joel Lundy; a sister, Stephanie Ed; two nieces; and his module that was to combine current educational material from parents, James and Jane Brady, all of Paris, KY. ACI CP-60, current construction practices, and recent devel- He was generally a very humble, quiet man, always listening opments in the industry. Due to Ed’s engineering background to people; so when he did speak, it was always something worth and direct hands-on experience, his vision was to create listening to. His work in both ASA and ACI was always training material that provided the required knowledge, pre- meticulous and precise; he was an outstanding engineer and sented from the worker’s perspective. In recent years, Ed had his contributions were unique and very often effective. Ed wore written several technical articles on shotcrete placement, many hats and was many things to many different people; but, which were published in World Tunnelling and Shotcrete most of all, he was a very nice and good man. As with many magazine. Ed’s willingness to share his deep technical knowl- others, we feel fortunate to have known him and will really edge of shotcrete and grouting was of great value to the miss his camaraderie at ASA events. Our industry has lost a construction industry. strong, determined member and he will be missed by all. Obituary and an opportunity to send condolences to the family can be found at: http://www.hinton-turnerfuneralhome.com/index.php?P=32&FILENUMBER=735&ObituaryId=735. Memorials are suggested to Bedford Acres Christian Church, www.bedfordacres.com. 10 Shotcrete • Summer 2013


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