THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES NIRANJAN S. SHAH MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES
President Clinton announced the nomination of Niranjan S. Shah of Willow Brook, Illinois, to the Board of Directors for the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS).
Mr. Shah co-founded and is the Chairman of the Globetrotters Engineering Corporation, an engineering, architectural and construction management firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Globetrotters projects include Chicago's Deep Tunnel, the expansion efforts at O'Hare International Airport, and consulting with several South Asian and Central American countries. The Deep Tunnel project won the Outstanding Civil Engineering Award of 1986. Globetrotters operates several minority and small business development centers in the Midwest region.
Mr. Shah has also served as a member of the Illinois Board of Regents, the governing board for three universities whose enrollment totals approximately 55,000 students. In addition, Mayor Richard Daley appointed Mr. Shah to serve as a member of the Economic Development Commission for the City of Chicago. He received his M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Mississippi and supplemented his technical education with management training at Harvard Business School under its Executive Education Program.
As a member of the National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors, Mr. Shah will provide guidance for the NIBS in its mission to improve the building regulatory environment and to facilitate the introduction of new and existing products and technology into the building process.