David Byrd, P.E., (BS 01, MS 06)
Modernization Plan donor
Director of Business Development
Blinderman Construction Co.
Greater Chicago Area
My gifts to the CEE’s modernization plan have supported the past construction of the Yeh Student Center (Phase 1, complete!) and the current effort involving extensive upgrades to the Hydrosystems Lab (Phase 2). These gifts symbolize my support to the department and its students in their pursuit of providing and receiving the finest education offered to the next generation of Civil Engineers. As Illinois alumni, we have all benefited from the top tier education and experience the department has given us during our time on campus. It is incumbent upon us to support the CEE in its modernization efforts to ensure the department is positioned to offer the next generation of students the opportunity to learn about, research, and solve the future problems our communities will encounter.
I encourage all alumni to join me in support of the CEE department in its modernization efforts!