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 A Salute to Women in Construction
  Barbara J. Jackson, PH.D., FDBIA
After 20 years in industry as a chief estimator, senior project manager, and CEO of Design- Build Services Inc., and another 15 years developing design-build and integrated project delivery education at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo CA, Barbara returned to Colorado, where in August of 2013, she took over the helm as the Director of the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management at the University of
advanced Master degrees in Integrated Project Delivery, with an emphasis on Leadership. She also established the Center for Integrated Solutions for the Built Environment (CISBE).
Barbara’s primary focus is on leadership and culture in the transforming design and construction disciplines. She spent 20 years in the construction industry working as a project estimator and senior project manager and then
as President and Owner of Design/Build Services Inc. Barbara holds a B.S. in Housing and Design, a Masters in Construction Management, and a Ph.D. in Education and Human Resources with a specialization in Technology of Industry from Colorado State University. She received a Design-Build Distinguished Leadership Award in 2001 and 2002, and the DBIA Distinguished Service Award in 2005.
Denver. She developed an educational model representing the full life-cycle of the built environment, and one of the most
  Kate West
Kate West, Manager of Finance and Administration at PCL Construction implements nationwide Corporate Compliance Programs, and has negotiated hundreds of millions in prime and subcontracts.
Kate has been a leader in the construction industry for over ten years and oversees finance and administrative staff, manages prime contract and subcontract
While much of her work happens behind the scenes,
PCL’s Denver Office, attributes a great deal of success to Kate’s leadership and guidance in maintaining healthy financials, providing critical insight to senior management, and ensuring PCL begins every project with its best foot forward. Kate believes that effective contact administration is not only in the best interest of PCL, but also benefits clients and subtrade partners.
Kate earned a Juris Doctor degree, with distinction, from the University of Nebraska and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude, (Economics Major, Political Science Minor) from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. As a Colorado resident, Kate is passionate about working in an industry that allows her to contribute to the place she calls home.
reviews, and negotiates fair contracts. Her attention to detail and unmatched ability to negotiate contracts that are in the best interest of PCL and its clients has saved PCL, subtrades, and clients valuable time and money.
   Ruthanne Lundquist Zueger - President/CEO
Sisters, co-owners, and business leaders Ruthanne Lundquist Zueger and Beth Lundquist have been leaders in the Denver/Metro construction industry for the past 15 years after being tapped to continue the family legacy a best in class Paint/Drywall company in the city. Heggem- Lundquist (HL), established in 1949, has been an icon in the Denver / Metro construction industry for more than 70 years providing superior services in light gauge steel stud framing, drywall, paint, plaster, wallcovering, RF shielding and acoustical ceilings. While the journey
from employees working for their parents to taking over the helm as third generation owners and leaders has had its share of ups and downs, today
Beth Lundquist - Vice Ruthanne and Beth have found a successful formula and alchemy for President / Director of Safety creating sustained growth, family harmony, satisfied clients and culture
that “builds the people that build the work.” Under their leadership Heggem-Lundquist is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise and has been named among the top 100 Woman-Owned Businesses and Top 50 Family Owned Businesses in the state.
Ruthanne's determination and commitment to succeed in a male dominated field where she is recognized as a peer can be seen through her contributions to the NAWIC, Déjà vu Steering Committee, Denver Sector Partnership and AGC Committee’s and Board of Directors. Beth is an active member of the AGC Safety Committee, a board member of the Colorado Workman’s Comp Coalition.
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