Nov 24, 2020
Best Master's Programs, an online guide to master's degrees and careers, ranked the University of Washington's online master's degree program for construction management as best in the nation. The list of the 25 best online CM schools for 2021 was derived from tuition, alumni salary and student satisfaction data. Purdue University was second and the University of Illinois was third. Other Pac-12 schools on the list were Arizona State University (eighth) and the University of Southern California (12th).
The Construction Center of Excellence is holding a construction video contest for high school students called We Build Washington! The purpose of the statewide contest is to promote construction as an industry of choice from a student perspective. Construction craft students can showcase their building projects and win a $2,000 scholarship for first place, $1,000 for second and $500 for “people's choice.” Projects could range from a birdhouse to a shed to a bathroom remodel. The contest runs until Dec. 9. Scholarships may be used for an accredited college or university, or applied to apprenticeship programs. More information is at http://www.constructioncenterofexcellence.com/webuildwa.
Nov 17, 2020
Foy Group founder Shawn Foy acquired the remaining shares of the greater Seattle-area electrical contracting company, making her sole owner. Foy is CEO and recent hire David Boeschenstein will lead the company as president. She said the company is strengthening its relationships with existing partners in the electrical market while adding solar and renewable energies to its offerings. Foy Group, founded in 1999, is a minority business with the Port of Seattle and is securing woman-owned business enterprise status with the state. It also is a member of the Puget Sound Chapter of NECA.
Trico Companies hired Casey Stewart as superintendent. Stewart has over 35 years of construction experience, starting his career detailing formwork drawings. Over the years he expanded into superintendent and project manager roles focusing on concrete construction, estimating, buyout, scheduling, subcontractor relations and safety.
Local mechanical engineering and construction company UMC hired Kevin Parker as senior business development representative. In his new role, Parker is focusing on UMC's manufacturing offerings to strategic customers and its Facilities Services Group. He has 25 years of experience in individual and corporate solicitation and stewardship, most recently as associate director of philanthropic gifts at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, where he worked for over 13 years. Prior to that, he spent five years as community relations manager for the Seattle SuperSonics.