Published: Oct. 30, 2017

Keith Molenaar receives his award at the NAC annual meeting. Keith Molenaar, K. Stanton Lewis Professor of Construction Engineering and Management, was inducted into the National Academy of Construction (NAC) during the organization's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., last week. 

According to the NAC, Molenaar was selected because he is a "recognized academic leader who has made leading edge contributions to the industry in the areas of risk management, cost modeling, and design build contracting." 

Election to the NAC is a high professional honor for engineers and constructors. The 258 academy members have all made significant contributions to the effectiveness of the engineering and construction industry; are recognized as industry leaders by their peers; and demonstrate high personal integrity and a concern for the health of the entire industry.

Molenaar also serves as associate dean for research in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. He holds a bachelor of science degree in architectural engineering and a masters and a PhD in civil engineering from CU Boulder. He has been an active teacher and researcher in the areas of alternative project delivery, risk analysis, and cost engineering. Among his many recognitions and awards, Molenaar has been inducted into the Pan American Academy of Engineering, was recognized by the Design-Build Institute of America as a charter design-build designee, was the recipient of DBIA’s Academic Leadership Award, and was selected by Public Works magazine as a Top 50 Trendsetter for his work in alternative contracting in the public sector.