The Associated General Contractors AGC Education and Research Foundation is proud to announce that this year’s Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Scholarship was given to Jacob Bess, a senior in the Construction Management program at the University of Washington. Jacob’s dedication to his studies and his active involvement in various industry-related organizations are a testament to his commitment to excellence.
In addition to his academic pursuits, Jacob serves as the Vice-President of the American Concrete Institute student chapter and is a member of the UW AGC student chapter. He is also a tenacious competitor in NECA’s Electric Competition, showcasing his passion for innovation and expertise in the field.
While diligently completing his studies, Jacob also wears the hat of a Facilities Technician at the Bush School and is a skilled carpenter in his own LLC. This multi-faceted approach to his education and career demonstrates Jacob’s exceptional work ethic and his ability to balance academics with practical experience.
Recently, Jacob had the honor of attending the 2023 CLC Leadership Development Conference in Vancouver, Washington. There, he had the opportunity to address the attendees and share firsthand the profound impact the CLC Scholarship has had on his personal and professional journey in the construction industry.
Ari Lazowski,B.S. Construction Management; B.S. Real Estate Class of 2023
“People don’t always associate construction and compassion– but my path at UW has been built on both. Construction is the possibility of new worlds, those worlds are more promising through ripples of kindness, perseverance, and community. I believe UW has strengthened my faith in all of these, guiding my path forward.”
Prutha Chiddarwar graduated with a masters in Construction Management in December 2020. In this interview, she discusses her transition from architecture to construction management and describes the current work she does as an estimator in pre-construction.
This Fall, construction management students, Jacob Best, Austin Chang, and Eddie Gammon were awarded support from the Andrew Eker Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship transforms the possibilities for our transfer students.
Two UW CM Department teams competed at the annual NWCCC (Northwest Construction Consumer Council) Student Bid Competition, affectionately known as the “Battle in Seattle”. The “UW Construction Company” team, led by Anik Das, was recognized for their innovative ideas that included an onsite concrete batch plant and a QR code inventory tracking system.
Sana Newad joined the University of Washington this autumn as a junior in the College of Built Environments. In our interview, Sana offers insight into the transfer student experience and what led her to pursue construction management at the UW.