Industry Advisory Board

The Construction Industry Advisory Board's objective is to ensure that students meet the educational and career needs of the industry from an employer’s perspective. Through their organizational structure, the board recommends actions to the department to ensure that learning outcomes at the program level meet or exceed employer needs. The board also plays a critical role in prescribing state of the art facilities and instructional technologies for teaching different courses. The board members regularly participate in stakeholder assessment surveys, which are in addition to reviewing of capstone and research projects each semester to benchmark the quality of graduates and to identify areas for improvement. Click to view the CIAB By-Laws.

Annual Fundraiser Gala

 

    • America’s Home Place

      Doug Higgins
      Division President, AHP

      2144 Hilton Drive
      Gainesville, GA 30501
      404-216-9924
      dhiggins@americashomeplace.com

      • Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia, Inc.

        Pat Dunwoody, CAE, LEED AP
        Executive Vice President of Education

        8975 Roswell Road
        Atlanta, GA 30350
        678-824-6971
        pat@abcga.org

        • Archer Western Contractors, Ltd.

          David B.Casey
          Chief Operating Officer, Heavy Civil Division

          2410 Paces Ferry Road
          Suite600
          Atlanta, GA 30339
          404-495-8700
          dcasey@walshgroup.com

          • Associated General Contractors

            Cherri Watson (Chair Alumni, Student, Industry Relations & Outreach Committee)
            Director, Safety, Education & Workforce Development

            1940 The Exchange
            Suite 100
            Atlanta, GA 30339
            678-298-4104
            watson@agcga.org

            • Atlanta Electrical Contractors Association, NECA Chapter 4221

              Chuck Little

              Director Educational Services

              North Peachtree Road
              Atlanta, GA 30341
              770-454-6400
              chucklittle@bellsouth.net

              • Batson-Cook Construction

                Carl J. Frinzi
                Vice President

                200 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1300
                Atlanta, Georgia 30339
                770-293-1190
                cfrinzi@batson-cook.com

                • Batson-Cook Construction

                  Pete Striplin
                  Project Executive

                  200 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1300
                  Atlanta, Georgia 30339
                  770-955-1951
                  pstriplin@batson-cook.com

                  • Beazer Homes- Corporate

                    Cory Taylor 
                    Director, Safety & Environmental Compliance 

                    1000 Abernathy Rd., Suite 260
                    Atlanta, GA 30328

                    770-829-3734
                    cory.taylor@beazer.com

                    • The Beck Group

                      Bill Hicks
                      Project Executive

                      3500 Lenox Road, Suite 250
                      Atlanta, GA 30326
                      404-949-2318
                      billhicks@beckgroup.com

                      • Bennett Thrasher

                        Thomas Jollay
                        Partner

                        3625 Cumberland Blvd., Suite 1000, Atlanta, GA 30339
                        678-302-1434
                        thomas.jollay@btcpa.net

                        • Brasfield & Gorrie

                          Jason Hodges
                          Sr. Project Manager

                          1900 Vaughn Road Suite 100 Kennesaw, GA 30144
                          678-581-6400
                          jhodges@brasfieldgorrie.com

                          • Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry

                            Nicholas Papleacos
                            Attorney

                            191 Peachtree Street , 34th Floor
                            Atlanta, GA. 30303-1747
                            404-588-3422
                            nicholas.papleacos@chamberlainlaw.com

                            • Construction Education Foundation of Georgia

                              Scott Shelar
                              Executive Director

                              P.O. Box 92121
                              Atlanta, GA 30314

                              678-889-4445 x302
                              shelar@cefga.org

                              • C.W.Matthews Contracting Co., Inc

                                Jeff Shropshire
                                Vice President, Roadway Division

                                P.O. Drawer 970
                                Marietta, GA 30061
                                770-422-7520
                                jeffs@cwmatthews.com

                                • Fortune Johnson General Contractors

                                  Brett Fortune (Past Chair & Chair New CM Building, Support and Technology Committee)
                                  Principal

                                  3740 Davinci Court, Suite 220
                                  Norcross, GA 30092
                                  770-458-5899
                                  bfortune@fortune-johnson.com

                                  • Fortune Johnson General Contractors

                                    Ryan Schlender
                                    Scheduling Manager

                                    3740 Davinci Court, Suite 220
                                    Norcross, GA 30092
                                    678-898-3344
                                    rschlender@fortune-johnson.com

                                    • Hendessi & Associates, LLC

                                      Gita Gardner
                                      Comprehensive Facilities Services

                                      Atlanta: 3340 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1800, Atlanta, Georgia 3032

                                      Savannah: 517 East Congress Street, Savannah, GA 31401

                                      404-609-9757
                                      gita@hendessiassociates.com

                                      • H.J. Russell & Company

                                        David Kimmel
                                        Senior Vice President

                                        504 Fair St., SW,
                                        Atlanta, GA 30313
                                        404-330-0941
                                        • Hogan Construction Group LLC

                                          Paul H. Hogan (Chair Industry Advisory Board, Chair of Accreditation & Outcome Assessment Committee)
                                          President

                                          5075 Avalon Ridge Parkway
                                          Norcross, GA. 30071
                                          770-242-3105
                                          phogan@hoganconstructiongroup.com

                                          • Holder Construction Company

                                            Beth Lowry
                                            Executive Vice President

                                            Riverwood Pkwy Ste. 400,
                                            Atlanta, GA 30339
                                            770-988-3315
                                            blowry@holder.com

                                            • Inglett & Stubbs, LLC

                                              Joe Wheeler
                                              Division Manager

                                              5200 River View Road
                                              Mableton, GA 30126
                                              404-817-2354
                                              jwheeler@inglett-stubbs.com

                                              • Jacobs

                                                Amy Dyer
                                                Project Controls Manager

                                                10th Street
                                                Atlanta, GA 30309
                                                404-793-5553
                                                amy.dyer@jacobs.com

                                                • KSU Construction Management Department

                                                  Khalid M. Siddiqi
                                                  Construction Management Department Chair

                                                  Kennesaw State University
                                                  1100 South Marietta Parkway
                                                  Marietta, GA 30060
                                                  Office: 470-578-4216
                                                  Fax: 678-915-4966
                                                  ksiddiqi@kennesaw.edu

                                                  • MAXAIR Mechanical INC.

                                                    Justin Gary

                                                    1621 Sands Place
                                                    Marietta GA 30067
                                                    770-956-1200
                                                    jgary@maxairinc.com

                                                    • McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

                                                      Mark Allnutt
                                                      Vice President

                                                      2859 Paces Ferry Road
                                                      Suite 1400
                                                      Atlanta, GA 30339
                                                      770-980-8163
                                                      mallnutt@mccarthy.com

                                                      • New South Construction, Inc.

                                                        Tyler Isgett

                                                        1132 West Peachtree Steet, NW
                                                        Atlanta, GA 30339
                                                        tisgett@newsouthconstruction.com

                                                        • Parrish Construction Group

                                                          Rodney Smith
                                                          President

                                                          221 Industrial Park Drive
                                                          Perry, GA 31069
                                                          478.987.5544
                                                          rsmith@parrishconstruction.com

                                                          • RA-LIN

                                                            Tanner Wilson
                                                            Project Manager

                                                            101 Parkwood Circle
                                                            Carrollton, GA 30117
                                                            770-834-4884
                                                            tanner.wilson@ra-lin.com

                                                            • Skanska USA Building

                                                              Robin Brethauer
                                                              Project Executive

                                                              55 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd
                                                              Suite 600
                                                              Atlanta, GA 30308
                                                              404-946-7468
                                                              robin.brethauer@skanska.com

                                                              • Tower Construction, LLC

                                                                Mike Guinan
                                                                Executive Vice President and CEO

                                                                8853 Main Street
                                                                Woodstock, GA 30188
                                                                770-926-0207
                                                                mike@towerconstructionga.com

                                                                • Turner Construction Company

                                                                  Henry Painter 
                                                                  hpainter@tcco.com

                                                                  • Ascension Program Management

                                                                    Jeff Prine, CCM, LEED AP
                                                                    President, Sr. Program/Construction Manager

                                                                    2990 Summit Lane
                                                                    Monroe, Georgia 30655
                                                                    404-992-5050
                                                                    jprine@ascension-pm.com

                                                                    • The Blue River Group, LLC.

                                                                      Jonathan Clay
                                                                      jclay@thebluerivergroup.com

                                                                      • BOMA Georgia

                                                                        Gabriel Eckert, CAE
                                                                        Executive Director
                                                                        5901-C Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE, Suite 300
                                                                        Atlanta, GA  30328
                                                                        404-475-9980
                                                                        geckert@bomageorgia.org

                                                                        • Derucki Construction Company, LLC

                                                                          Samuel S. Peng
                                                                          Associate Member

                                                                          5100 Old Ellis Point, Suite 200, 
                                                                          Roswell, GA 30076
                                                                          678- 947-8505
                                                                          sam.peng@pengventures.com

                                                                          • DPR Hardin Construction

                                                                            David Conlon, LEED AP

                                                                            3301 Windy Ridge Parkway,
                                                                            Atlanta, GA 30339-5618

                                                                            404-264-2115
                                                                            davidco@dprhardin.com

                                                                             
                                                                            • The Beck Group

                                                                              John Farmer (Past Chair, Industry Advisory Board)

                                                                              Director

                                                                              3500 Lenox Road, Suite 250
                                                                              Atlanta, Georgia 30326
                                                                              404-949-2341
                                                                              johnfarmer@beckgroup.com

                                                                              • Beeson CM Group, LLC

                                                                                Roy Beeson
                                                                                Principal

                                                                                3806 Vermont Rd. NE

                                                                                Atlanta, GA  30319
                                                                                404-644-2913
                                                                                roy@beesonconsults.com

                                                                                • Harcon, Inc.

                                                                                  Michael Hardin
                                                                                  President

                                                                                  1121 Alderman Drive, Suite 101
                                                                                  Alpharetta, GA 30005
                                                                                  678-636-3676
                                                                                  mhardin@harconforming.com

                                                                                  • Inglett & Stubbs, LLC

                                                                                    Don Davidson
                                                                                    President / CEO

                                                                                    5200 River View Road
                                                                                    Mableton, GA 30126
                                                                                    404-817-2352
                                                                                    ddavidson@inglett-stubbs.com

                                                                                    • Kajima Construction Services, Inc.

                                                                                       Robert C. Garvin

                                                                                      • Van Winkle Construction

                                                                                        Ken Barnett (Past Chair, Industry Advisory Board)

                                                                                        Chief Operating Officer

                                                                                        1731 commerce Drive, Suite 110
                                                                                        Atlanta, GA. 30318
                                                                                        404-351-9500
                                                                                        kenneth@vanwinkleco.com

                                                                                       

                                                                                       

                                                                                       

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