DBIA Congratulates Keith Molenaar

Longtime DBIA leader, Keith Molenaar, has been named Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder.Keith Molenaar, Ph.D, FDBIA

His design-build expertise and research over the decades have produced some of the nation’s most important data demonstrating design-build’s performance and industry impact. His teaching focuses on project delivery, construction engineering, cost engineering and project controls. Keith has performed project delivery and risk-related work for the California, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Texas, and Washington State Departments of Transportation. He has been a member of numerous technical review committees for projects including the Columbia River Bridge in Oregon and Washington, the SR520 Floating Bridge in Washington State, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in California and the Panama Canal Expansion project in Panama. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering (1990) and Masters of Science (1995) and Doctoral (1997) degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado.

Keith is also a former chair of the Design-Build Certification Board and continues to serve on that board, was honored with the DBIA Academic Leadership Award in 2000 and is a DBIA Fellow.

The University of Colorado Provost, Russell Moore, told CU Boulder Today:

“Keith laid out a pathway for taking CEAS to new levels of success built on a highly energetic and collaborative leadership style, and he did so with a clear sense of how the college could fit into the campus’s larger structures and directions. All of these came together in a way that gave me confidence that Keith is the right leader for CEAS at the right moment for the university.”

You can read more about Keith’s impressive accomplishments in the CU Boulder article here.

DBIA offers our heartfelt congratulations on this well-deserved appointment.