Born to Carrol C. Nicholls and Claire M. Nicholls in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Is a surveyor for the U.S. Geological Survey.
Becomes a survey instrument man for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
Is a lab research assistant for Bituminous and Concrete Materials Research Labs. at the US Bureau of Reclamation Denver Federal Center.
Earns a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Colorado, with high honors.
Works as a concrete materials and metal structures inspector at the Canyon Ferry Dam within the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
Earns a Master of Science in civil engineering from Iowa State University in 1952.
Is a design engineer and construction supervisor for the U.S. Army Corps Engineers in Japan and Korea until 1955.
Earns a Doctor of Philosophy in civil engineering from Iowa State University in 1952.
Works as a chief materials engineer and highway design engineer for Gannett & Fleming in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Marries Ruth Ann Allen.
Teaches as a professor civil engineering university delegate.
Works as a geotechnical engineering and construction materials consultant for DuPont until 2006.
Writes “Civil Engineering Systems,” available in English, Polish, and Spanish, and releases the second edition in 2005.
Writes “Composite Construction Materials.”
Volunteers for Habitat for Humanity International.
Writes the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Structural Plastics Selection Manual.