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K-State Today

February 26, 2016



Goddard to receive lifetime achievement award

By Mary Rankin

James Goddard, professor of architectural engineering and construction science in the College of Engineering at Kansas State University, has been honored with the Associated Schools of Construction Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is given annually to an individual who has made significant lifelong contributions to construction education.

The award recognizes those who have worked throughout their careers to develop and advance construction education through the sharing of knowledge, inspiration and guidance, as well as the promotion of excellence in curricula, teaching research and service.

Goddard will formally accept the award at the association's 52nd annual international conference at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, April 15 at the banquet and awards ceremony.

"This is a proud accomplishment for Jim and an amazing 'bragging point' for our department," said Ray Yunk, professor and department head of architectural engineering and construction science at K-State. "This prestigious award accurately reflects Jim's career and contributions to construction education."

Goddard, who has been with K-State for more than 40 years, teaches in and coordinates the university's construction science and management program. He has advised a number of award-winning construction management teams, the K-State student chapter of Associated General Contractors and Sigma Lambda Chi, the international construction science honor society in the department.

He is a past president of the Associated Schools of Construction and in 2000, received its Outstanding Educator Award.

Also a past president of the American Council for Construction Education — the accrediting agency for the more than 90 construction management programs in the United States, Canada and Australia — Goddard chaired many of the council's accreditation teams and was a primary trainer of accreditation visiting team members.

Goddard has a bachelor's degree in building construction from K-State and a master's degree in building construction from the University of Florida.