In 2005, the PACE Construction Hall of Fame was created to honor the 30 year anniversary of graduates from the Construction Management option of the Architectural Engineering program at Penn State. Each year, the PACE seminar awards banquet doubles as the 30 year reunion for Construction Management graduates in the AE program. Graduates will also become eligible for the Hall of Fame on the 30th anniversary of their graduation. Each year we look to induct one PSU AE graduate who has contributed to the building industry, specifically in construction management. Nominees are recognized by their peers for their achievements and dedication to construction education.
Since Feb. 1, 2011, Michael D. Bellaman has served as president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), a national trade association representing 21,000 chapter members from 70 chapters. In his role, Bellaman leverages the merit shop philosophy to help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. He leads the association in delivering long-term strategic goals that include:
- Establishing ABC members as the world-class standard for health, safety and environment;
- Increasing the political influence of ABC;
- Being the leading force for workforce development and training; and
- Continuously growing and delivering value to a diverse and committed membership.
Bellaman is committed to helping ABC members and the industry achieve world class safety. He is a cofounder of the Construction Coalition for a Drug-and-Alcohol Free Workplace, an industry-wide initiative. He also has championed a roadmap for companies whose leaders want to transform their safety programs from the ground up through ABC’s industry-revolutionizing Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Plus. According to the Annual ABC Safety Performance Report, the average total recordable incidence rate (TRIR) of STEP participants is 50 percent better than the industry average, while STEP Diamond and Platinum companies’ average TRIRs are 72 percent and 86 percent better, respectively, than the industry average—a world-class level.
Michael G. Miller
Nettleton Management LLC