Meet Wayne Crew, the General Secretary of the National Academy of Construction!

What is one thing you can’t live without?

What are your hopes for 2021?

What is one important skill that you think everyone should have or learn?

What do you consider one of your greatest personal or professional achievements?

  • Becoming the 4th Director of the Construction Industry Institute
  • Being the 2nd General Secretary of the National Academy of Construction
  • Being happily married for 45 years

If you could solve any problem in the world, what would it be?

What three words best describe your personal values?

What does “innovation” mean to you?

What activity helps you relieve stress?

  • Riding my bicycle
  • Hitting golf balls (even though I am a terrible golfer)
  • Playing with my granddaughter Caroline and grandson Henry. I just get lost in them.

What is your favourite inspirational quote, and who said it?

What is the best advice you have been given?

About Wayne Crew

Wayne A. Crew is the general secretary of the National Academy of Construction. Prior to becoming General Secretary, he was the director of the Construction Industry Institute (CII), the renowned research center based at The University of Texas at Austin. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Houston. Crew’s 35 years’ of industry experience include executive positions at Technip USA and KBR. Prior to his executive positions, he served in project management and engineering positions for KBR, Amoco Chemical Corporation and Michigan Chemical Corporation.
Crew is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Michigan. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Austin, TX ACE Mentor Program. Committed to best practices, Crew worked with the Virginia Tech faculty in the aftermath of the tragic 2007 campus shooting to create and offer a graduate best practices class taught by industry lecturers and practitioners. This class is the forerunner to the CII Best Practices class of today.
Wayne has been married to his wife Rivanna for 45 years. They have two children and two grandchildren. He is a bicycle rider, and he and Rivanna enjoy an occasional round of golf.