Professional Advisory Development Board About Us
The Construction Management Professional Advisory Development Board was established on January 1, 2000 to support and promote the Construction Management program at Colorado State University.
The CM PADB meets twice a year on the Colorado State University campus—once in the fall and once in the spring. Dates for these meetings will be set well in advance by the advisory board chair, and notice will be provided to all members at least 30 days before each meeting. Additional sub-committee meetings will be held, as necessary, throughout the year.
Spring 2019 PADB Meeting
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 122 Preconstruction Center, CSU Campus
The PADB is comprised of representatives from all sectors of the construction industry with a vested interest in the continuous improvement of our program and our graduates. Members participate in biannual meetings and dialogue with faculty and staff through four active subcommittees:
- Undergraduate Curriculum
- Undergraduate Recruitment and Diversity
- Research and Outreach
- Professional Development and Membership
Professional Advisory Development Board Membership Information
The Department of Construction Management at Colorado State University is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service in and for the construction industry. The objectives and purposes of the CM PADB are to:
- Promote and improve the construction profession by education and development of a body of construction knowledge.
- Advance and support the highest quality faculty, educational facilities, and undergraduate and graduate programs for the students enrolled in the Construction Management major.
- Provide liaison between the construction industry and the Department.
- Develop and implement innovative programs which will benefit the Department and the construction industry.
- Through the active participation of the construction industry, the CM PADB shall offer advice, counsel, and provide a vision for the Department.
Individual Membership: $100.00
Individual members provide the foundation of the CM PADB and are often alumni that want to stay in touch with the program while supporting Construction Management at CSU.
Membership benefits include:
- Construction Management gift and welcome packet and subscription to monthly highlights newsletters
- Opportunity to impact the direction of the CM program through PADB meetings and subcommittees
- First look at department accomplishments and initiatives
Gold Memberships: $1500.00
Gold members have priority access to various department events and recruiting activities. Any organization that participates is entitled to designate a representative or multiple representatives of the organization to participate in the activities of the CM PADB.
In addition to the above benefits, Gold members also receive the following:
- Discounted Career Fair booth and program advertisement each semester ($900 value)
- Two complimentary registrations for the Construction Management Research Symposium (as scheduled)
- Priority invitation to CM student club networking events, including the fall clay shoot and spring golf tournament
- Access to upcoming graduate resumes
- Company membership plaque and annual renewal medallions
- Select advertising opportunities in department publications
Platinum Memberships: $2500.00
Platinum members have priority access to various department events and recruiting activities. Any organization that participates is entitled to designate a representative or multiple representatives of the organization to participate in the activities of the CM PADB.
In addition to the above benefits, Platinum members also receive the following:
- Complimentary 6′ Career Fair booth and a half-page program advertisement each semester ($1,850 value)
- Preferential recruiting activities, including early Career Fair registration, first look at graduate resumes, and exclusive first week of recruiting
- Priority status for guest lectures, invitations to club events, student mentoring opportunities and competition teams advising, and preferential participation in the CM Leadership course (subject to availability)
- Annual company spotlight in quarterly CM Highlights newsletter
Complimentary Association Membership
Association Memberships: Complimentary
Association members are representatives of various professional associations.
The advisory board chair may invite individuals representing professional associations to sit on the CM PADB. Association members, in deference to the other significant contributions to the Construction Management program, are not required to pay annual membership dues.
Membership benefits include all those of individual memberships.
Complimentary Emeritus Membership
Emeritus Memberships: Complimentary
Emeritus members are retired senior construction executives who wish to participate in the CM PADB.
The advisory board chair may invite individuals as emeritus members to the CM PADB. Emeritus members will be senior constructors who have distinguished themselves in some aspect of construction and are not required to pay annual membership dues.
Membership benefits include all those of individual memberships.
Professional Advisory Development Board Message from Chair
July 13, 2018
I would like to start by saying how proud and humbled I am to have been appointed the Chairman of the Professional Advisory and Development Board (PADB). The success of the PADB can be easily attributed to the past chairs, Darrell Eastwood (‘74), Doug Finley (’88) and Rick Tucker (’90). We greatly appreciate their commitment to the program and all the hard work and dedication they have put forward.
The Construction Management program at Colorado State University is unquestionably one of the best programs in the nation. You do not have to look very far to see the greatness that this program exudes. Dominating student competitions, helping the community through CM Cares, near 100% placement for all interns and graduates into high salary positions, and ACCE accreditation, are some of the many indicators that the CSU CM program is setting the bar for other universities to keep up with.
The success of this program starts at the top under the leadership of Dr. Mostafa Khattab, his vision and dedication to the program is felt by each of the students in the program. Mostafa has assembled a fantastic team of faculty and staff in the program and it is their hard work and dedication that has provided the greatness in the program that we all celebrate.
As we look to the future of the PADB I would like to continue to explore opportunities to enhance the industries involvement with the program. CM Cares, Women in Construction, competition teams and student club events are a great opportunity to bring the industry together with students. These students are the future of the construction industry in Northern Colorado and throughout the world. PADB is the industries opportunity to have a voice in the education that the students are receiving and our opportunity to help tailor their education to the needs of our ever changing industry.
Recently the PADB meet to update our Charter, Vision, and Mission. We have identified 14 goals for the PADB to focus on to ensure the program remains the program that all our peers are striving to be. You can review the charter on the website.
If you ever have questions or suggestions for Industries involvement in CM please let me know. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brett Brown, ‘98
Dohn Construction Inc, Director of Field Operations
Construction Management PADB Chairman