The late Richard J. Diven spent nearly forty years
in the demolition industry, as a member of the senior management
team at structural demolition company ICONCO between 1964 and 2000
and as founder of R. J. Diven Consulting, LLC. He played a key role
in projects ranging from earthquake repairs in Los Angeles to the
demolition of aircraft hangars in Pearl Harbor.
Mark Shaurette is an associate professor in Building Construction Management at Purdue University. He was previously president of Meridian Homes, Inc., and vice president of Ryan Homes. He has a master's degree in civil engineering from MIT and a PhD from Purdue University.