WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — The Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT) is pleased to announce the election of Patrick MacLeamy, FAIA, as National Chairman for a term of one year.
MacLeamy is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HOK, one of the world's most influential architectural design firms. A pioneer in leveraging technology and collaboration to improve design quality and efficiencies, MacLeamy has helped to inspire profound changes ensuring that the design and construction industry is making significant contributions to the 21st-century built environment and our quality of life.
"It is a tremendous honor to collaborate with my colleagues from the world's leading design and construction firms to help change the way we think and work," said MacLeamy. "We all need to work together as partners and leverage new project delivery methods to deliver better, more cost effective buildings that provide greater value for our clients."
As a founder and Chairman of buildingSMART™ International (bSI), MacLeamy is a long-time advocate for the development of open, non-proprietary standards for data exchange in the building industry. By advancing buildingSMART™ initiatives within HOK, he has positioned the firm to accelerate the building community's adoption of a seamless exchange of accurate, useful information among all team members throughout the life cycle of a facility.
"Mr. MacLeamy's selection as chairman this year continues CIRT's long tradition of balancing the diverse disciplines and interests that compose the design/construction community. His unique insights and perspectives as an architect will be of great value as we move forward to meet the business challenges in the coming year," noted Mark Casso, President of CIRT.
MacLeamy has served in many key capacities within CIRT, including Vice Chairman and Treasurer. Also named as officers of the Construction Industry Round Table were: Steven T. Halverson (President & CEO of The Haskell Co., Jacksonville, FL) as Vice Chairman; Joseph M. Cibor (President of Fugro Consultants, Inc., Houston, TX) as Treasurer; and Robert E. Alger (CEO & President of The Lane Construction Corp., Cheshire, CT), who will continue on the Executive Committee as Immediate Past Chairman.
HOK is a global architectural firm that provides planning and design solutions for high performance, sustainable buildings and communities. Through its collaborative network of 25 offices worldwide, the firm delivers design excellence and innovation to clients globally. Founded in 1955, HOK's expertise includes architecture, engineering, interiors, strategic facility planning, consulting, lighting, graphics and construction services. DesignIntelligence ranked HOK as the No. 1 role model for sustainable and high performance design.
CIRT is a national business trade association made up of approximately 105 CEOs from the leading design / construction companies doing business in the United States and globally. CIRT's member firms directly employ over 600,000 individuals, and are responsible for more than $120 billion in public and private infrastructure work that contribute to an improved quality of life for all Americans.
SOURCE Construction Industry Round Table