David Salzer


After earning a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, two years working for a manufacturer performing capital improvement projects in their facility and earning an M.E. in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia, commenced on a thirty-year career in the commercial construction industry as a general contractor. Working primarily in the Virginia and Washington D.C. metro area markets, projects completed are best categorized as large scale commercial and institutional buildings. Subsequent to retiring from a role as a general contractor in 2017, have remained engaged in the industry through consulting agreements with select contractors and developers.

Experience in education started in 2001 when joined a group to develop and teach the capstone course in the University of Virginia’s Civil Engineering department. Over the next fifteen years he continued to lead and evolve the curriculum to keep it current and maintain student engagement. After retiring from general contracting, joined the Civil Engineering department at the University of Delaware and taught in their new Construction Engineering program during the 2018-19 academic year.