The University of Alabama Capstone Engineering Society Honors Glenn Bishop
July 8, 2020
The following is an excerpt from the Spring 2020 edition of The University of Alabama Capstone Engineering Society magazine.
Glenn Bishop died July 24, 2019, in Birmingham. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, and raised in Birmingham, he graduated from Ramsay High School in 1958. Bishop then attended The University of Alabama where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 1964 and a master’s degree in 1966, both in civil engineering. For seven years, Bishop worked at Hudson and Associates. He then founded his own firm, E. Glenn Bishop and Associates, in 1973. The structural and civil engineering firm, now named LBYD, has five offices and more than 100 employees today. Bishop was named a fellow of the UA civil engineering department, the UA College of Engineering and the American Council of Engineering Companies, and he was selected to the Alabama Construction Hall of Fame and the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame. Bishop was a past chairman of the UA College of Engineering Leadership Board and the Council of American Structural Engineers National Guidelines Committee, and he was a past president of the American Consulting Engineers Council of Alabama. Bishop served on the Board of Advisors of the UA civil engineering department and the University of Alabama at Birmingham civil engineering department. He worked on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Concrete Industries Association and the Construction Education Foundation of Alabama. Bishop was an engineering advisor for the state of Alabama’s Board of Registration and a trustee for the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce. One of his professional accomplishments was the expansion of The University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium. He was a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers and International Code Council.