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MEMBER NEWS AGC Houston Welcomes Back Tamara Hancock AGC Houston welcomed back Tamara Hancock in September 2015, after having left the chapter in December 2012. As Executive Administrator, Tamara supports CEO/President Jerry Nevlud, with a focus on chapter governance, government affairs and diversity, and supporting industry liaison groups such as the AIA/AGC Joint Committee and the AGC/CEFPI Task Force. Tamara is also responsible for the chapter's market data research and development. She brings 15 years of prior AGC Houston experience, including a diverse background in association management. Welcome back! Balfour Beatty Construction Announces Promotions In September, Balfour Beatty Construction announced the promotions of the following employees: rahul Dutta to Operations Director for the Houston office. A 14-year Balfour Beatty Construction employee, Dutta brings invaluable experience in executing successful projects, ensuring operational excellence and delivering value-based solutions for all stakeholders. Lee Gibson to Senior Project Manager for the Houston office. Gibson has been with the company for 15 years and specializes in K-12 construction. In his new role, he will serve as the senior point of contact for our education projects. Charlie Newton to Assistant Project Manager in the Houston office. Charlie has been in the construction industry for four years and previously served as a Senior Project Engineer. David Ladewig to Business Development Manager. In addition to enhancing the company's brand in Houston, David will help drive development of the commercial, education, healthcare, aviation, municipal and multifamily markets. Dutta Gibson Newton Ladewig Cherry Companies Welcomes C. J. Waller, Jr. Cherry Companies welcomed C. J. Waller, Jr. to its team. Formerly President and CEO of L&W Excavators, Waller is Houston native and graduate of the University of Houston in Industrial Technology. Tellepsen's Bill Peel Honored as Outstanding Alumnus of Texas A&M's College of Architecture William L. "Bill" Peel, Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Tellepsen, was honored as an Outstanding Alumnus of Texas A&M's College of Architecture on October 23, 2015. Less than one percent of the college's 15,000-plus former students have been recognized as outstanding alumni, the highest honor bestowed by the college to former students. Among Peel's major successes are the $700 million redevelopment and expansion of Memorial City and a $247 million merger of two leading healthcare design/ construction and development companies. These are two of the many successful projects Peel has led as an executive and senior manager in a wide range of organizations, including international design/engineering firms, management consulting, real estate investment and development compa- William L. Peel, Jr., right, receives the College of Architecture at Texas A&M nies, during his four-decade University Outstanding Alumni Award from Dean Jorge Vanegas on October 23, 2015. career. Peel graduated from the university in 1974. Balfour Beatty Construction's 10th Annual Night of Comedy Raises $76,000 for Charities Balfour Beatty Construction comedians performed to a packed house on September 22 and 23, 2015 at the Improv Comedy Showcase and Restaurant, raising more than $76,000 in proceeds to benefit the Memorial Hermann Medical Missions and the Faith in Practice charitable organizations. This was the 10th year of the Night of Comedy, which features team members performing standup comedy routines. This unique event originated in 2005-as the brainchild of Senior Project Manager Patrick Stuart Stanley-and has cumulatively raised more than $1,000,000 for charity. The North Texas division also hosted its Night of Comedy on August 6, for the fifth year in a row, raising $21,000 for local charities in the Dallas area. Photos courtesy of Tom Flaherty. 22 Cornerstone

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Cornerstone - Winter 2015

From the Chairman of the Board, Bill Scott, III
Meet Your New Board of Directors
Upskill Houston: The nation’s first business-led, community-wide, integrated effort to increase the “middle skills” workforce.
Berger Iron Works Receives AIA Houston Artisan of the Year Design Award
Great Apes Return to Houston: W. S. Bellows Construction Corp. takes on a unique journey to create the Houston Zoo’s African Gorilla Forest
Target Budget Design: Providing Value with Cost Certainty
Past Events
Member News
Index of Advertisers/

Cornerstone - Winter 2015