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John Gambatese Elected to National Academy of Construction

smiling man in collared shirtThe National Academy of Construction has elected John Gambatese, a professor in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University, as a member of its class of 2022. He will be formally inducted October 6 during the NAC Construction Hall of Fame Gala in Scottsdale, AZ.

In electing Gambatese, NAC cited him as a “leader, teacher, researcher, and consultant in cutting-edge safety improvements and incident prevention through design.”

Wayne Crew, president and CEO of the Academy, said, “Our 2022 class represents dedication to the industry and significant contributions to improving the built environment. John Gambatese is one of our industry’s most important contributors to construction safety and safety in design. We welcome him.”

nac logoElection criteria for NAC is rigorous: leadership, exceptional service, a continued commitment to making a contribution, past recognition by peers for innovation, and being recognized as “best of the best.” The NAC Class of 2022 members is composed of 34 industry practitioners from various sectors of the industry, including academics, researchers, owners, contractors, designers, lawyers, and consultants. Election to the Academy is one way to honor their contributions over a career and also provides members with a chance to give back to both the industry and the nation through their NAC participation.

The National Academy of Construction, established in 1999, is an organization of industry leaders that recognizes those who have made outstanding, life-long contributions to the design and construction industry. Contact NAC at The University of Texas at Austin at

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