Safety expert extols need for better craft training
32, Project Manager
C.J. Harvey has managed some of Haselden Construction's most complex projects, including the University of Colorado Hospital Expansion and the current Steele Creek luxury apartment building in Denver. Haselden was the first Colorado-based general contractor to earn the top level of the AGC/OSHA CHASE Partnership, based on onsite inspections performed by the safety director for the Associated General Contractors of Colorado.
CHASE, which stands for Construction Health and Safety Excellence, is a collaboration between AGC and OSHA to provide safe, healthy work environments. Harvey was the project manager on all three projects selected for the annual blue-level CHASE inspection. He also is co-chair of AGC Colorado's Future Leaders Steering Committee and a member of the AGC Colorado Board of Directors.
"The availability of skilled and unskilled workers is a bare necessity for construction," Harvey says. "As young professionals, we have the most opportunities to connect with the younger generation and draw more talent into our industry."
Project leader promotes the value of industry relationships
37, Director of Preconstruction
Mike Hockett earned a bachelor's degree in environmental design and after working for two years as an architect, made the jump to construction when he joined W.E. O'Neil in 2003 as a project engineer. He was soon promoted to project manager and worked on several high-profile projects until he left the company in 2009 to become vice president at Trainor Glass Co.
He supervised the launch of a new Utah office for Trainor, but when the company went bankrupt, despite being out of work himself, Hockett helped his team find new jobs and complete work in progress.
Since his return to W.E. O'Neil, he has been named to the firm's leadership committee and leads preconstruction planning for key projects, including renovation of 1000 Grant-The Burnsley Hotel and the new Rush Truck Center, in progress.
"When faced with the vast amounts of information and minutiae overload, it's important to remember that above all, our people and relationships are the difference between success and failure," Hockett says.
Military veteran pushes envelope of strategic planning and goal-setting
39, Vice President, Management Consulting
Mac Hodell joined MWH Global in 2010 as part of the company's global strategy group. He worked with operations to redefine mergers and acquisitions processes; analyzed the MWH business portfolio, which led to a corporate reorganization; worked with finance to redefine project-level data reporting; and redefined strategic planning and target setting. In 2013, he moved into business solutions to globalize the company's management consulting practice. Hodell now leads a global-services team in the water, energy, defense and industry markets. "It's a challenge to confront the overall conservatism and risk-aversion of the industry," Hodell says. "Management consultants must test assumptions and move industry leadership a bit outside of their comfort zones."
As a retired veteran himself, Hodell volunteers with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families and the organization's Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities