Industry News Archive

Student Team Moves Forward in Race to Zero Competition

A group of graduate and undergraduate students from the Myers-Lawson School of Construction and the School of Architecture and Design teamed up to work on a Net Zero Elementary School project, which has been submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Race to Zero Student Design Competition.

2015 CEM Graduate Honored as 2018 New Face of Civil Engineering by ASCE

The American Society of Civil Engineering has honored Casie Venable as a 2018 New Face of Civil Engineering. Venable graduated from Virginia Tech in 2015, where she earned a dual degree in Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering and Management. Venable is currently a Ph.D. Student at the University of Colorado Boulder studying Civil, Environment, and Architectural Engineering.


Hitt Contracting, an 80-year-old Falls Church-based general contractor with offices throughout the country, has just undergone a major leadership shake-up. Kim Roy, 41, who has been with the company since 1999, was named CEO. With the promotion, Hitt said Roy is the only female CEO of the Engineering News-Record's 100 largest contractors in the U.S.

John Lawson wins ENR MidAtlantic Legacy Award

John Lawson, one of the two founding members of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction has been recognized for ENR MidAtlantic Legacy Award. This is the first award of its kind and recognizes John Lawson for his over forty years of dedication to the construction industry. Lawson has helped grow the W.M. Jordan Company over the past thirty years as their now President and CEO.