MCLEAN, Va., June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT), the national business trade association comprised exclusively of approximately 115 chief executives from the leading design / construction companies doing business in the United States and globally, has elected H. Ralph Hawkins, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP as Chairman of the organization for a term of one year. He succeeds Thomas F. Gilbane, Jr., Chairman & CEO of Gilbane Building Co. Hawkins was elected during CIRT's Annual Spring Meeting last month in Washington, DC, which also welcomed new directors.
Ralph Hawkins Chairman
"It is a privilege to be selected as chairman of such a prestigious organization providing leadership across the vast industry of construction and design. I look forward to a continuation of positive impact on our industry by CIRT," Hawkins said. Hawkins is Chairman Emeritus of HKS, Inc. HKS is an international architectural firm providing services for a number of markets including healthcare, sports & entertainment, hospitality, education, commercial, residential/mixed use and government projects. HKS consistently ranks in the top 10 firms around the globe.
Reflecting on Hawkins's election to the Chair, CIRT President Mark A. Casso noted "The strength of CIRT is in its outstanding members who are executives of leading firms representing the full continuum of the design and construction community. Ralph will bring his insights and experiences from the architectural end of that spectrum to bear on issues affecting not only our industry and its clients, but also our future."
At CIRT's Membership Meeting last month, the following members were also elected as officers:
- Wayne A. Drinkward, Chairman & CEO of Hoffman Corporation, Portland, OR as Vice Chairman;
- Charles A. Bacon III, Chairman & CEO Limbach Facility Services LLC, Pittsburgh, PA as Treasurer; and
- Thomas F. Gilbane, Jr., Chairman & CEO of Gilbane Building Co., Providence, RI will continue on the Executive Committee as Immediate Past Chairman.
In addition to the executive committee elections, CIRT also welcomed the following four industry leaders as new directors who will serve on the board through 2019:
- David R. Gaboury, P.E., Chairman, President & CEO, Terracon, Olathe, KS
- Greg Nook, AIA, Executive Vice President, JE Dunn Construction Group, Inc., Kansas City, MO
- Thomas R. White, P.E., Chairman, President & CEO, Sargent & Lundy, Chicago, IL
- Shaun Yancey, President & COO, PCL Construction Enterprises, Inc., Denver, CO
"CIRT is fortunate to have a dedicated board of such highly regarded industry professionals. We offer congratulations to our new officers and directors, and thank all of our current and outgoing directors for their service to CIRT and its members as well as the design / construction industry," said Casso.
HKS, Inc. is a leading architectural design firm ranked among the top six architectural engineering firms, according to Building Design+Construction magazine. Since its founding in 1939, HKS has completed construction projects totaling more than $83 billion in more than 1,742 cities located in 88 countries. The firm operates from 24 offices worldwide. For more information, contact Trish Martineck at email@example.com.
For more information about CIRT contact, Mark Casso, 202-466-6777; or visit our website at www.cirt.org.
SOURCE Construction Industry Round Table