Advisory Council


The research work of the Foundation is based on very close collaboration with the U.S. building construction industry. Accordingly, the Board and Staff need to access the very best current thinking of leaders in the building construction industry, to guide the issues we address and the work we do. The CPF Advisory Council is made up of nine selected U.S. building industry leaders who actively advise the Foundation and whose leadership and service is absolutely essential to the success of our research work.

Advisory Council Members represent a range of U.S. building construction organizations, including construction firms; owner organizations; architects; structural engineers; specialty firms; research institutes; academics; and at-large members.

These industry leaders challenge the Board and the Executive Director to set our sights high for the value which CPF provides to the building industry. They represent CPF externally and visibly as knowledgeable advocates for the work of the Foundation. Advisory Council recommendations are key to the Board of Directors approval of research projects which are selected for grant awards. The Council meets twice a year at various sites in the U.S.

Listed below are both the current Advisory Council Members as well as CPF's Advisory Council Alumni. Our Alumni have contributed immeasurably to the research work of the Foundation ever since their inception in 2005. The legacy of their strategic thinking and robust advocacy for innovative research continues to serve the building construction industry admirably.

The current Members of the CPF Advisory Council are:

David Alexander, Senior Vice President
James McHugh Construction Co.
Chicago, Illinois

Joseph G. Burns, P.E., S.E., C.Eng, F.ASCE, F.IABSE, FAIA, LEED AP, Managing Principal
Thornton Tomasetti
Chicago, Illinois

Kay Compton, AIA, Principal
Seattle, Washington

Edwin T. Dean, P.E., S.E., Vice President/Managing Principal
Nishkian Dean
Portland, Oregon

Greg Gidez, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP, Corporate Design Manager
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Greeley, Colorado

Mark Konchar, PhD, LEED AP, DBIA, Corporate Vice President, National Integration
Balfour Beatty Construction US
Fairfax, Virginia

Dr. Jack P. Moehle, P.E., Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California Berkeley
Oakland, California

Ron Klemencic (ex officio)
Chairman & CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Seattle, Washington

The CPF Advisory Council Alumni are:

Years Served
Scott Anderson*Charles Pankow Builders2005-2008
Dan Baker*Baker Concrete2005-2008
Harvey Bernstein*McGraw-Hill Construction2005-2008
Ron Klemencic*Magnusson Klemencic Associates2005-2008
Joseph Sanders*Charles Pankow Builders2005-2009
Victor Sanvido*Southland Industries2005-2009
Ronald Skaggs*HKS, Inc.2005-2009
Charles Thornton*Thornton-Tomasetti Group2005-2009
Hans Van Winkle*Construction Industry Institute2005-2010
Patrick MacLeamyHOK, Inc.2007-2010
Rebekah GladsonUniversity of California, Irvine2007-2009
Thomas VertiCharles Pankow Builders2008-2010
Dr. Jeffrey RussellUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison2008-2011
Stephen BaldridgeBaldridge Associates Structural Engineering2009-2011  
Thomas F. GunkelM.A. Mortenson Company2009-2012
Erleen HatfieldBuro Happold Consulting Engineers2010-2012
Mark SarkisianSOM Structures2009-2012
David F. ThormanState of California2010-2012
Steve JonesMcGraw-Hill Construction2010-2012
Glenn BellSimpson Gumpertz & Heger2009-2013
C. Mark SaundersRutherford and Chekene2011-2013

*denotes Charter Members, CPF Advisory Council

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