Civil Engineering Alumnus Mark Federle Inducted into National Academy of Construction

Friday, February 22, 2019
Mark Federle

Mark Federle, a 1985 civil engineering alumnus, has been recognized for a career in construction engineering education within academia and industry. He has been a professor at Marquette University since 2008.

Civil engineering alumnus Mark O. Federle has been recognized for career achievements as an educator and mentor to construction engineers with his induction into the National Academy of Construction. He is one of 37 members of the incoming class, from more than 300 eligible construction leaders reviewed by NAC officials.

Federle started the construction engineering program at Marquette University, where he is now the associate dean for academic affairs. He has been a tenured professor at the university since 2008, and recognized for his contributions by his academic colleagues, students and industry contributors. Previously, Federle led the construction engineering program at Iowa State University.

Before entering academia, Federle spent 10 years as chief information officer with the Weitz Company. He is a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers and has worked with Engineers Without Borders.

NAC cited Federle, a 1985 Rose-Hulman alumnus, for being a distinguished educator and mentor to students of construction, and a recognized leader in construction engineering education within academia and industry.

NAC general secretary Wayne Crew stated in a news release, “The [National Academy of Construction induction] class has been selected based on outstanding contributions to the design and construction industry over a career. Mark and his achievements bring added expertise to the academy.”

Federle received the Rose-Hulman Alumni Association’s Career Achievement Award in 2005.

The National Academy of Construction, established in 1999, is an organization of industry leaders― construction users, engineers, designers, constructors, consultants, attorneys, sureties, editors, and academics―who have made outstanding, lifelong contributions to the design, construction and engineering industries.