The National Academy of Construction (NAC) has elected William W. Edgerton, a principal with McMillen Jacobs Associates, as a new member of its 2015 class. He was inducted Oct. 23 at the NAC Annual Meeting in Charleston, S.C. The 2015 class includes 26 new inductees. More than 250 industry leaders were considered for the NAC’s rigorous nomination and election process.
Edgerton holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Tufts University and an MBA from George Washington University. He also is a Registered Professional Engineer. From 1999-2011, he served as president of Jacobs Associates, where he directed strategic planning, business development, and administration, and served in a technical capacity on various underground projects. McMillen Jacobs Associates is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
He currently serves as the Manager of Tunneling for the DC Water $2.6 billion Clean Rivers Project in Washington, D.C. He is the immediate past chair of the executive committee for the Underground Construction Association, and currently serves on the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Board of Directors. He was recognized as the Outstanding Individual in the Underground Industry at the 2002 North American Tunneling Conference, and in 2012 received the Golden Beaver Award for Engineering from the prestigious industry group The Beavers. He also has received several distinguished service awards from Tufts University, and serves as a program evaluator for civil and construction engineering programs on behalf of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). He resides in St. Inigoes, Maryland.
The National Academy of Construction, established in 1999, is an organization of industry leaders― construction users, engineers, designers, constructors, consultants, attorneys, sureties, and academics― who have made outstanding contributions to the engineering and construction industry. In addition to being a personal honor, election to the Academy allows members to volunteer their expertise to a variety of organizations, governmental and nongovernmental, for the betterment of the industry as a whole.