Lecture Topic | Focused on the Future
As Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently celebrated its Centennial year, we took this milestone as an opportunity to not only look back at the achievements of our association and its members over the last 100 years, but also an opportunity to evaluate what we will need to do to be relevant to our members for the next century.
Our industry is undergoing quite a bit of disruption, due in large part to exponential changes in technology and innovation. We are simultaneously being challenged by a severe shortage of qualified labor, both in the trades and in our supervisory ranks.
We must embrace the technological advances and innovation as a means to continue to put work in place with the reduced workforce. Our colleges and universities will need to adapt to these changes as well and will need to be closely aligned with the needs of our industry to provide graduates with the tools they need to be successful.
About Eddie Stewart
Mr. Stewart is currently in his 40th year of a rich and varied construction career. He earned a B.S. Degree in Building Construction from the Georgia Institute of Technology and later completed the Executive Program at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. His diverse domestic and international project background includes U.S embassies, correctional facilities, courthouses, barracks, airports, power plants, research and development complexes, hospitals, and other commercial and industrial initiatives.
A member of the original 1983 founding team at Caddell, Mr. Stewart has held various positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President of Estimating and Purchasing, Executive Vice President, President & Chief Operating Officer, and his current role as President & Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Stewart is very active in the Associated General Contractors of America, at both the state and national levels. He is past president of the Alabama AGC and serves on the State Board of Directors. On the national level, Mr. Stewart is active on numerous committees and task forces and has served as Chairman of the NAVFAC Committee, Chairman of the Federal & Heavy Division, and three terms on the National Executive Board. He is currently the National AGC Vice President and will be invested as the National AGC President in February 2018.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, and longtime resident of Montgomery, Alabama, Eddie and his wife Robin of 42 years have raised five children and are enjoying their eleven grandchildren.
B.E. Stewart | President & CEO
Caddell Construction Co. (DE), LLC
President, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
2018 Inductee, National Academy of Construction
Alumnus, BC ‘78
Caddell Building | School of Building Construction
College of Design | Georgia Institute of Technology
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