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Faculty member receives leadership award

Chico State construction management lecturer David Shirah is a recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Design-Build Leadership Award. Photo courtesy of Chico State

Chico State lecturer David Shirah received the 2014 Distinguished Design-Build Leadership Award.

The award is presented to individuals who show leadership in advancing design-build delivery practices. Shirah is a construction management lecturer who has been teaching at the university since 2007, according to a Chico State press release.

Shirah accepted the award at the 2014 Design-Build Conference and Expo Oct. 6–8 in Dallas.

Shirah has been a faculty advisor since 2008 to Blitz Build, a community service construction project that builds houses for people in need. Students and members of the community volunteer to work together with contractors for the projects.

Blitz Build is organized by Chico State’s College of Engineering and the computer science and construction management departments.

Shirah has also been adviser to the Chico State chapter of the Associated General Constractors of America, the Design-Build Institute of America and the Construction Management Association of America.

He graduated from Chico State with a bachelor’s degree in construction management and a master’s degree in education.

Christine Lee can be reached at [email protected] or @leechris017 on Twitter.

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