Russell G. Clough
Educational and Professional | Work Experience | General Experience | Personal History
Education and Professional
BSCE 1964 and MSCE 1965 from Stanford University;
Registered Civil Engineer in California, West Virginia, and Hawaii;
Inactive Contractor's License in California, Oregon, and Utah;
Registered Geotechnical and Registered Safety Engineer in Calif.;
Licensed Blaster, Tunnel Safety Rep, MSHA Rescue Team Leader, AGC Negotiating Committee, UTRC, ASCE.
Work Experience Mr. Clough on a Cat 30 - 1956
Russell G. Clough Co.   |   June 2010 - present
Provide mediation and DRB services, expert reviews, recovery analysis, industry teaching, etc. (back to top)
Stanford University   |   January 1994 - June 2010
Consulting professor in the Civil Engineering Department teaching five classes per year in engineering design, estimating, management, and construction cases. Continued consulting work and have been an arbitrator, mediator and served on numerous dispute review boards. Consultant and lecturer to the Chinese Ministry of Water Resources in 1997-1998.
Russell G. Clough Co.   |   August 1979 - May 1994 Clough students at Stanford                  
Owner of a contracting, consulting, and engineering design-build company. Contracted and built wine caves and civil works projects. Projects included work for the Stanford Linear Accelerator, Cal-Trans bridge piers, and hydro re-fits for dams. Most of the structural supports and permanent installations for mechanical and electrical facilities were designed and engineered by our own people. Provided estimating, management, and equipment for one contractor as a VP of Operations on an irrigation project for the Modesto Irrigation District and two dam contracts for the Bureau of Reclamation in Utah. Contracted as a Project Manager with crews for another contractor on two wastewater projects. These projects included extensive concrete structure work, mechanical and electrical installations as well as shoring using soldier piles and lagging and internally braced sheet pile cofferdams. Also contracted as a Superintendent and Project Manager for various contractors on other projects including a hydro re-fit of an existing concrete dam, soft ground tunnels using a Lovat TBM, shields, hard rock tunnels using explosives and roadheader methods, open cut excavations, raise drilling, shoring, dewatering, and concrete structures.
              Mr. Clough going through a cave-in - 1987
Gordon H. Ball, Inc.   |   June 1968 - July 1979
Laborer, field engineer, project engineer, and project manager on eight projects including dams, structures, tunnels, and shafts. Four of these projects were dam contracts for the Corps or Bureau including underground work, foundation excavations, dirt and rock embankments, concrete structures, mechanical and electrical work (Mojave Dam, New Melones Dam, Auburn Dam, Warm Springs Dam). Also worked on a large highway tunnel and bridges in West Virginia, shafts in Wyoming, highway tunnel in Hawaii, and small tunnels in Southern California. Worked in the home office estimating heavy construction projects for several years.
Various Contractors and Engineering Companies   |   June 1961 - June 1968
Worked for several contractors and one engineering company in order to broaden knowledge of the industry before taking a permanent position. These included the San Francisco subway system and nine other jobs to gain experience with differing geologic conditions as a laborer, foreman, and engineer including a number of difficult tunnels in the Coast Ranges of California that required various methods to handle hazardous and gassy conditions. These projects included a diversion tunnel for Briones Dam, three projects on the San Francisco Rapid Transit system, an irrigation tunnel in New Mexico, diversion tunnel for Castaic Dam, water tunnels for the LA Metropolitan Water District at Glendora and San Gabriel in Southern California, California Department of Water Resources tunnels at Angeles, San Bernardino, and Castaic. Associated with these projects were a number of shafts and the usual outside excavation and concrete structure works. Worked for an engineering company for two years primarily on design, consulting, claims, and estimating costs.
              Mr. Clough (center) with a crew - 1984

U.S. Marine Corps & U.S. Forest Service   |   June 1959 - September 1960
Six months active and then four years reserve duty in the airborne infantry (retired as an E4 Corporal). Worked as a surveyor and party chief surveying forest roads for nine months.

Clough in Marines - 1960
General Experience

Have visited over 400 projects in Canada, Australia, Italy, England, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, China, Mexico, Guatemala, Lebanon, Chile and the U.S. Spent several months in Europe in the 1970's studying their construction methods. Went to China for five weeks in 1998 as a consultant on a major water project.

Mr. Clough grew up in the Western U.S. His father was a mining and construction manager and a combat engineer in the South Pacific during WWII. Mr. Clough and his wife, Pat, live part of the year in Kailua, Hawaii and the remainder in Palo Alto, California. His son, Bill, is married and lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Mr. Clough with his wife, Pat - 2001     Clough at Dipsea Race