8 Jan 2007
The following is the current bio that is used for news releases and is also included with
the professional technical articles that I have had published. We try to keep bios brief and
Mr. Crissinger is a Construction Materials Specifier with 22 years of experience. As a
Partner with McMillan Smith and Partners Architects in Spartanburg, Greenville, and
Charleston, SC, he evaluates new products and develops all written construction
specifications for the firm. His responsibilities also include facility assessment, field
investigations, and the coordination of internal training programs. Mr. Crissinger is a
Certified Construction Specifier, a Certified Construction Contracts Administrator, and is a
member of the Construction Specifications Institute; the Building Performance Committee
of ASTM; the Design and Construction Division of the American Society for Quality; and
serves in the community on the Construction Board Of Appeals for the City Of
Spartanburg, SC, the Board of Directors for the Spartanburg Boys' Home, and the Camp
Croft Restoration Advisory Board. McMillan Smith and Partners specializes in the design
of education, office, sports, healthcare, and church facilities and provides full construction
contract administration services.
Stuff not included in the bio:
I am 67 and have been married to the former Linda Stevens of Union, South Carolina
since February 14, 1965 which was right after I returned from patrol on the USS Woodrow
Wilson SSBN 624. That was my last patrol as I was assigned to instructor duty at the
FBM Training Center, Charleston, SC until discharge in 1968 after 9.5 years active duty.
We have no children but do co-habitat with a 17-year old yellow classic tabby cat named
Molly Matilda. While in Charleston, Linda taught 11th and 12th grade English and French
at James Island High School. Linda now edits my technical articles and does genealogical
research. We have been at the same location since 1968. I enjoy what I am doing and
have no thoughts of retirement.
Have had numerous articles published in professional magazines such as Construction
Specifier, Interface, and American School and University. Topics are primarily about
moisture control, protective coatings, and corrosion. Also investigate construction
materials failures and conduct seminars on construction materials.