Construction Education Friend Award
The AGC of California Construction Education Foundation Friend Award recognizes individuals who made outstanding contributions to construction education efforts and the development of future construction workforce.
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2016 Construction Education Friend Award Winner
CSU Chico - Construction Management Department
AGC Student Chapter Advisor
ABOUT ALAN BOND:
Alan Bond is a lecturer in the Department of Construction Management at California State University Chico. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (1987) and an MBA (2013).
Alan has worked in the construction industry for over 27 years, with the majority of that time at West Coast Contractors, Inc. of Fairfield California. As a commercial public works building company specializing in educational facilities, Alan worked his way up through the ranks wearing every “hat” he could find. After reflecting on constructing nearly one-billion dollars in total project revenues, the most important lesson he learned was the value of teamwork.
Returning to his alma mater as a new instructor in 2011, part of his teaching philosophy includes finding innovative ways to share his industry knowledge with the next generation of builders. To achieve this objective, he provides students with many opportunities to better themselves inside and outside the classroom.
Alan is proud of his student’s success and the recognitions they have earned. He coaches a very competitive Commercial Building team for the Associated Schools of Construction annual competition. This team has been awarded a 3rd, 2nd, and 1st place in the past three years. He is also faculty advisor to a very active AGC student chapter. This student club has been recognized in the AGC National Outstanding Student Chapter Contest with a 3rd and 1st place since 2013. Many of these participating students are leaders outside the classroom, scholarship recipients, and will be a great benefit to our industry.
Alan’s current project outside the classroom is volunteering as the AGC National Student Chapter Task Force Chairmen. With a great group of volunteers, the taskforces mission is “To create, build, and maintain relationships between AGC Chapters, the AGC CLC, and their local student chapters by encouraging AGC Chapters to create opportunities to engage students, create relationships, and develop future leader for the AGC”.
When not behind his computer screen, or in front of group of students, Alan likes to spend his free time traveling and road cycling. Alan lives in Chico California with his wife of 32 years, they have two married children, and two grandchildren.
Past Construction Education Friend Award Winners
- 2015 - Francois Jacobs, California Baptist University
- 2014 - Holly Cindell, Lendlease
- 2013 - Robert Bourdet, W. Bradley Electric, Inc.
- 2012 - Frank Schipper, Frank Schipper Construction Co.
- 2011 - William M. Lyles, W.M. Lyles Co.
- 2010 - Jeff Wright, Lincoln High School and Jack Filanc, J.R. Filanc Construction Company
- 2009 - Jeff Merker, Sheldon High School
- 2008 - Don Gordon, Tradart Foundation