20th Annual Construction Club Banquet

The 20th Annual Construction Club Banquet will be held on Friday, March 31st!

Register Company Online

Register Student Online

Please let us know ASAP if you encounter any problems registering by contacting us via email at uwconstructionclub@gmail.com

Lifetime Achievement in Construction Award Winners

  • Richard Lynch, J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.
  • Patrick Ryan, Ryan Incorporated Central
  • Jerry Brown, Jerdon Enterprise, L.P.

 Keynote Speaker:

  • Anne Bigane Wilson, Bigane Paving Company


Mark Your Calendars  for Friday, March 31st, 2017!

Union South

Union South

The University of Wisconsin Construction Club “Banquet in cooperation with the Engineering/Construction Industry” is fast approaching! The date is Friday March 31st, 2017 and the event is now being held at Union South. We, the Banquet Committee, would like to extend to you an invitation to “the Academy Awards of Construction” for our growing Construction Engineering and Management Program. See the bottom of this page for a list of companies who came to last year’s banquet.


Why should my company attend?

One of the goals in hosting this event is to recognize the outstanding accomplishments and contributions that professionals have made to industry and to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At the same time, we want to promote interaction between our students and leading industry members along with faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. By promoting our students and our program, we hope to foster relationships that could lead to a closer partnership between the industry and the university.

So how do I attend?

First, You have to register! Registration forms will be open to companies and students soon and formal invitations will be sent in February. We have two registration forms, for companies and students. Above are links to these electronic registration forms. We also have included a printable form for those who wish to register by mail.

Lifetime Achievement in Construction Award

The prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in the Engineering/Construction Industry recognizes individuals who have had an impact on the industry and have shown an interest in developing students, the future leaders of this profession. Previous Lifetime Achievement Awards Recipients can be viewed here.

The 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award in the Engineering/Construction Industry are yet to be decided! If you know of someone who you believe is deserving of this award, please email Construction Club at cclub@cae.wisc.edu with your name, the person you are nominating, and a brief description why. Thank you!

2016 Banquet Sponsors

  • Affiliated Engineers, Inc..
  • American Transmission Company
  • The Boldt Company
  • C.G. Schmidt
  • Electrical Consultants Inc. 
  • General Heating and Air Conditioning
  • H&H Industries Inc.
  • Hooper Corporation
  • J.F. Ahern Co.
  • J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.
  • J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc.
  • Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
  • M.A. Mortenson Construction
  • Michels Corporation
  • Monona Plumbing & Fire Protection
  • MSA Professional Services Inc.
  • NECA
  • Strand Associates, Inc
  • Tri North Builders
  • W.E. O’Neil Construction

Typical Event Agenda

Time Activity
5:00 – 7:00 Banquet Reception and Social Hour
7:00 – 7:10 Welcome from the Construction Club
7:10 – 8:00 Dinner
8:00 – 8:20 Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Updates
8:20 – 9:00 Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation
9:00 – 9:45 Featured Keynote Speaker
9:45 – 10:00 Final Words: C-Club President

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the UW – Madison Construction Club Banquet?

The UW-Madison Construction Club Banquet was created as a way to honor those distinguished few who have left their mark on the construction and engineering fields. The honorees are chosen by UW-Madison professors and students, as well as, individuals within the industry. The banquet not only recognizes select individuals, but also gives students and industry the opportunity to meet and exchange conversation, experience, and knowledge.

As an employer, why should my company attend the Construction Club Banquet?

The Construction Club Banquet is the best way for employers to see what UW-Madison, UW-Stout, and UW-Platteville have to offer to the industry. The students attending are juniors and seniors looking for that perfect intern, co-op, or permanent position. Industry representatives also receive a RESUME BOOKLET of attending students.

As a student, why should I attend the Construction Club Banquet?

The banquet is the perfect opportunity for students to mingle with industry in a more casual atmosphere than a career fair or interview. Students must also submit their resume for the RESUME BOOKLET that is given to each one of the companies attending the banquet.

How are the recipients chosen for the Lifetime Achievement Awards?

The Lifetime Achievement recipients are chosen by UW-Madison professors and students, as well as individuals within the industry.

Who are the past recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Awards?

Previous Lifetime Achievement Awards Recipients can be viewed here.