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.
Joseph G. Burns, P.E., S.E., C.Eng, F.ASCE, F.IABSE, FAIA, LEED AP, Managing Principal
Kay Compton, AIA, Principal
Edwin T. Dean, P.E., S.E., Vice President/Managing Principal
Greg Gidez, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP, Corporate Design Manager
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Mark Konchar, PhD, LEED AP, DBIA, Corporate Vice President, National Integration
Balfour Beatty Construction US
Dr. Jack P. Moehle, P.E., Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California Berkeley
Ron Klemencic (ex officio)
Chairman & CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
The CPF Advisory Council Alumni are:
|Scott Anderson*||Charles Pankow Builders||2005-2008|
|Dan Baker*||Baker Concrete||2005-2008|
|Harvey Bernstein*||McGraw-Hill Construction||2005-2008|
|Ron Klemencic*||Magnusson Klemencic Associates||2005-2008|
|Joseph Sanders*||Charles Pankow Builders||2005-2009|
|Victor Sanvido*||Southland Industries||2005-2009|
|Ronald Skaggs*||HKS, Inc.||2005-2009|
|Charles Thornton*||Thornton-Tomasetti Group||2005-2009|
|Hans Van Winkle*||Construction Industry Institute||2005-2010|
|Patrick MacLeamy||HOK, Inc.||2007-2010|
|Rebekah Gladson||University of California, Irvine||2007-2009|
|Thomas Verti||Charles Pankow Builders||2008-2010|
|Dr. Jeffrey Russell||University of Wisconsin, Madison||2008-2011|
|Stephen Baldridge||Baldridge Associates Structural Engineering||2009-2011|
|Thomas F. Gunkel||M.A. Mortenson Company||2009-2012|
|Erleen Hatfield||Buro Happold Consulting Engineers||2010-2012|
|Mark Sarkisian||SOM Structures||2009-2012|
|David F. Thorman||State of California||2010-2012|
|Steve Jones||McGraw-Hill Construction||2010-2012|
|Glenn Bell||Simpson Gumpertz & Heger||2009-2013|
|C. Mark Saunders||Rutherford and Chekene||2011-2013|
*denotes Charter Members, CPF Advisory Council