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Our Team

The Purdue EPCOM industry consultants and academic-applied innovation experts have enjoyed many years working together in many segments of the heavy engineering/construction industry. This was done in various relationships with owner and contractor companies and universities around the world. They have now come together under Purdue EPCOM to push the limits of operational excellence. The Purdue EPCOM focus is on its strategies to deploy improvements that support member and client due diligence. Evidence is available for the success of Purdue EPCOM strategies through decades of industry performance. One challenge/opportunity is to bring the best of what other industries have done into the heavy engineering/construction industry.

Primary Faculty

Makarand Hastak
Dernlan Family Head of Construction Engineering and Management and Professor

Professor of Civil Engineering

Robert Patty
Director, Purdue EPCOM

The Beavers Heavy Construction Distinguished Fellow Associate Professor of Practice

1219 Hampton Hall
Theodore Weidner
Associate Professor, Division of Construction Engineering and Management


Don A. Blake
Industry Consultant, Purdue EPCom
Michael Denton
Industry Consultant, Purdue EPCOM
Robert Goings
Industry Consultant, Purdue EPCOM
Deborah Grubbe
Industry Consultant, Purdue EPCOM
Bob McCullouch
Industry Consultant, Purdue EPCOM
Dipak Patel
Industry Consultant, Purdue EPCOM
Tom Terris
Industry Consultant, Purdue EPCOM
John Weaver
Strategic Facilities Officer, Purdue EPCOM
Fred Wellman
Chief Estimator, M+W Americas, Inc. and Industry Consultant, Purdue EPCOM

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