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June 24, 2021

UW inducting Emmert, Herb, Lewis and Nelson into Construction Industry Hall of Fame tonight

  • Over the past 25 years, UW has honored 43 professionals for leadership and contributions to the industry.
    Special to the Journal

    At an age when most young people are setting their sights on getting a driver's license and going to prom, Ernie Emmert was learning the ropes of construction.

    Emmert, who will be inducted into the University of Washington's Construction Industry Hall of Fame tonight, started working as an apprentice carpenter during breaks from school when he was 15.

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