Professor’s Support of Construction Industry Honored
OGDEN, Utah – Jeff Plant, Parson Construction Management Technology professor at Weber State University, received the Associated General Contractor's Service to the Industry Award for 2002.
Plant, the former program coordinator for the department, was presented with the honor during a formal ceremony recently held in Salt Lake City.
The Utah chapter of the AGC presents the award annually in recognition of service and dedication to the state’s construction industry.
In nominating Plant for the award, Scott Parson of Staker-Parson Companies said he “lays the foundation for our industry’s future through outstanding education.”
The selection committee was impressed by the courses Plant has helped develop at WSU, and by his efforts to get CMT classes offered at Salt Lake Community College.
“Our program works closely with community advisors and experts in the field to ensure we are training and developing quality managers who will become leaders in the construction industry along the Wasatch Front and throughout the state,” said Warren Hill, dean of the College of Applied Science & Technology at WSU.
WSU’s Parson Construction Management Technology Program provides a strong foundation for professional careers in the construction industry. Graduates are prepared to manage, coordinate and supervise the construction process from conceptual development through final construction. The multi-disciplinary curriculum includes course work in construction materials and methods, site layout, structural principles, electrical/mechanical systems, computer applications, business, management systems, scheduling and project controls.