Name: Francis Homer
Job Title: Project manager
Firm Name and Location: Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Chantilly, Va.
Age: 30
Professional Credentials: PE, LEED AP, RLD
Education: BSCE, Villanova University MSCE, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Oversees projects ranging from $11 million (St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Leesburg, Va.) to $38 million (Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, Va.) Responsible for budget and schedule refinements, procurement strategies, value engineering, and construction oversight.

As lead researcher for Virginia Tech Structural Engineering Laboratory, performed “push-out” tests to analyze behavior and strength of crimped deck joint in composite design.

Experienced with residential, commercial, educational, religious, and international embassy projects with exposure to concrete, steel, wood, and masonry design.

Interned with Clark Construction Group (2002), worked on design and construction of USA Today/Gannett headquarters.

Judge, Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Awards. Engineers Without Borders, professional chapter. Helped provide potable water to more than 400 homes in Santa Clara, El Salvador. Mentor, George Washington University Engineers Without Borders student chapter. Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity.
Off the Clock:
Moonlights as certified personal trainer (~35 hours/week).
Secret Life:
Wide receiver for Villanova Wildcats.


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