Warne Elected to National Academy of Construction

Napa, CA – The National Academy of Construction (NAC) has elected Thomas R. Warne, President, Tom Warne and Associates, LLC, as a member of its 2016 class. He was inducted October 20 at the NAC Annual Meeting here in Napa at the Silverado Resort and Spa. The 2016 class includes 30 new inductees. Three hundred industry leaders were considered for the NAC’s rigorous nomination and election process.

“The new members of the National Academy of Construction represent the best of the best of those who have distinguished themselves through stellar careers and contributions to the engineering and construction industry,” said Wayne Crew, General Secretary of NAC. “Our mission is to recognize these leaders and to share the academy’s reservoir of expertise in all facets of the built environment in service to our nation.”

Warne’s firm engages in design-build, strategic planning, dispute review boards, partnering facilitation, succession management, legislative initiatives, market analysis, government relations, process improvement initiatives, and client interventions. Major projects have included the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the John James Audubon Bridge, and the Columbia River Crossing, and many others. Warne has provided individual consultation on projects such as the replacement of the collapsed 35W bridge in Minneapolis, MN. He also has chaired numerous dispute review boards. He served as Executive Director of the Utah Department of Transportation and earlier as the Deputy Director of the Arizona Department of Transportation. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers early in his career.

Warne has been honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) with an OPAL Award for Management, by The Beavers with its Golden Beaver Award for Management, and by ENR magazine as a Top 25 Newsmaker. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Arizona State University.


The National Academy of Construction, established in 1999, is an organization of industry leaders― construction users, engineers, designers, constructors, consultants, attorneys, sureties, and academics― who have made outstanding contributions to the engineering and construction industry. In addition to being a personal honor, election to the Academy allows members to volunteer their expertise to a variety of organizations, governmental and nongovernmental, for the betterment of the industry as a whole. For more information on this press release, contact Rusty Haggard at 512/557-7672 or email rhaggard99@gmail.com.