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ELECTRI Researcher Inducted Into National Academy of Construction

Oct 25, 2018

October 11, Dr. Awad Hanna was inducted as a member of the National Academy of Construction (NAC) during its annual meeting in San Diego, CA.

Hanna NAC InductionDr. Hanna is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has provided management training for NECA members for over 20 years. He also is a long-time researcher for ELECTRI International, the Foundation for Electrical Construction Inc. 

During the induction, Dr. Hanna was noted as a prominent academician, exceptional researcher, and a pioneer in identifying leading indicators in productivity improvement methods and equitable risk allocation.

The NAC pin was presented to Dr. Hanna by Tom Sorley, chairman and CEO of Rosendin Electric, one of the country’s largest and most successful contractors and a NECA member. Sorley, in the photo above at far left, is the newly elected president of NAC. Also in the photo are Dr. Hanna, and Hugh Rice, past NAC president.


The National Academy of Construction, established in 1999, is an organization of industry leaders― construction users, engineers, designers, constructors, consultants, attorneys, sureties, and academics― who have made outstanding contributions over a career to the design, construction, and engineering industries. In addition to being a personal honor, election to the Academy allows members to volunteer their expertise to a variety of organizations, governmental and nongovernmental, in service to the nation and for the betterment of the industry as a whole.