21st Annual Construction Club Banquet

The 21st Annual Construction Club Banquet Was Held on April 20th, 2018.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped us make this possible. The event was filled with networking opportunities among students, faculty, and construction industry leaders. We are humbled by another fantastic turnout!


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2018 Lifetime Achievement in Construction Award Winners:

  • Alan Fish, John Hopkins/UW-Madison
  • Larry Lunda, Lunda Construction Co.
  • Brian Mullins, Axley

 Keynote Speaker:

  • Janice L. Tuchman, Editor-in-Chief of Engineering News-Record

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 2018 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!

2017 Banquet Sponsors

  • ABC of Wisconsin
  • Akerman
  • Affiliated Engineers, Inc..
  • American Transmission Company
  • The Boldt Company
  • C.G. Schmidt
  • Electrical Consultants Inc. 
  • General Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Gilbert Mechanical
  • Faith Technologies
  • H&H Industries Inc.
  • Hooper Corporation
  • Jerdon Enterprise LP
  • J.F. Ahern Co.
  • J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.
  • J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc.
  • Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
  • Lunda Construction Co.
  • M.A. Mortenson Construction
  • Michels Corporation
  • Middleton Construction, Inc.
  • Monona Plumbing & Fire Protection
  • MP Systems
  • MSA Professional Services Inc.
  • North American Mechanical
  • NECA
  • Next Electric
  • Pieper Power
  • The Rodell Group
  • Ryan Incorporated Central
  • Strand Associates, Inc
  • Stevens Construction Corp
  • Tri North Builders
  • Vogel Bros Company
  • Walsh Group
  • W.E. O’Neil Construction
  • Westphal & Company
  • Wingra Redi-Mix
  • Wisconsin Pipes Trades Association

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.