William “Bill” Badger retiring May 15, 2011

It was announced today that Dr. Bill Badger will be retiring at the end of the spring 2011 semester.

A little info about one my favorite mentors:

He received his PhD from Iowa State in Civil Engineering. From 1987 through 2004 he was the Director of the Del E. Webb School of Construction. During that time he transformed the construction program from a small regional program to one of national prominence. Prior to joining ASU Bill served a long and distinguished career in the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Dr. Badger was the “The Engineer” for the United States Military Academy from 1983-85, supervising the planning, engineering, construction, and maintenance of West Point.

As the Saint Paul District Engineer (1979-82), Colonel Badger was the contracting officer for the $40,000,000 Lock and Dam Number One restoration.

Prior to this he served Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and China in addition to several stateside tours.

Bill is a Registered Professional Engineer, State of Alabama.

His professional memberships include:

Member of the National Academy of Construction (2000-present)

Associated General Contractors of America Education and Research Foundation member

Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) National Board

CII’s International Research Team, the Education Committee, and the Academic Council

Member, White House Workshop to determine National Construction Goals

President of the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) organization

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Member

America Institute of Constructors (AIC)

… and he recently published his book on Construction Leadership.

Bechtel Presentation tonight (3/24) – booth in USE Lobby

Reminder that Bechtel is in the USE Student lobby all day today (3/24) and Friday morning. The presentation tonight is in USE room 126.

The panel Thursday evening will consist of a video overview of Bechtel and then 4 recent graduates, (2 Construction, 2 Civil Engineering) currently working at the Dulles Metrorail, Ivanpah Solar and Desert Southwest Communications projects.

The GIS Position and Project Controls interview lists are still open for Friday on Sun Devil Career Link. The Field Engineer, Field Technician and Summer Intern positions will be coordinated at the booth in the USE lobby.