Promoted to VP and general manager of Mortenson in 2010. Oversees more than 200 professionals and $300 million in renewable power projects each year, as well as non-wind renewable markets in the U.S. and Canada (solar power, next-generation biofuels and hydroelectric power).
Under his purview, Mortenson has become the leading contractor of wind power construction in Canada, making it possible to open a new office in Ontario in January 2011.
Provides oversight to Kaizen Promotion Office, which strives for continuous improvement and greater efficiency of processes.
$86 million St. Joseph Wind Farm, St. Joseph, M.B.
$65 million Carroll Wind Farm expansion, Carroll, Iowa.
$56.5 million Dokie Wind project, Chetwynd, B.C.
Participates in Mortenson Adopt-A-School program, which educates students about renewable energy.
Little League baseball coach for eight years running.
Favorite reads: anything by Vince Flynn.
Favorite food: Chicago’s Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza.
Purdue University’s Mark Donahue Award, which recognizes students showing outstanding commitment to the school’s student housing corporation, is named in his honor.
A new book from LEGO master builder Warren Elsmore offers instructions for creating scale models of buildings and landmarks with LEGO.
As experienced designers, contractors, and owners know, most paint and coating problems are correctable, but some are especially stubborn to address. Here is a partial compendium of typical failure modes and methods for addressing the problem.
DLR Group and the Institute for the Built Environment at Colorado State University have collaborated on a research project to evaluate the effect of green school design on occupants and long-term building performance.
Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google are among the major tech companies investing heavily to build state-of-the-art data centers.
ArchDaily's Rory Stott yesterday posted an interesting exploration of progressive parking strategies being employed by cities and designers. The lack of curbside and lot parking exacerbates traffic congestion, discourages visitors, and leads to increased vehicles emissions.