PCL Construction donates $100,000 to CM Cares program

PCL Construction has donated $100,000 to Colorado State University’s Construction Management (CM) Cares program.

The CM Cares program, initiated in the spring of 2011, pairs undergraduate construction management students taking the department’s leadership course with a small-scale remodel or construction project.

CM caresPCL officials said the company’s strong adherence to community giving has a direct correlation to its values — honesty, integrity, respect, dynamic culture, and passion — and points straight to the core of what the CM Cares program strives to instill in the students and alumni of the Department of Construction Management.

“PCL builds communities through projects using steel and concrete, but we also build hope for individuals and families,” said Frank Terrasi, PCL vice president and district manager. “We continually hire successful graduates from CSU and are proud to remain strong supporters of the CM Cares program.”

The core value of CSU’s Construction Management Department — being a part of something larger than our individual selves — is demonstrated by the dedication and passion of the partners who work together on projects through CM Cares, an initiative that teams up students, staff, faculty, and industry partners to assist with construction-related projects for people with special needs or local community service agencies needing assistance.

“The CM Cares program is both a philosophy and an initiative that has been developed to infuse the traits of community service, leadership, team building and ethics into our departmental culture,” said Mostafa Khattab, head of the Department of Construction Management.

PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and in Australia. PCL’s operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial and buildings markets account for an annual construction volume of more than $7 billion, making it one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. More information is available at PCL.com.

The Department of Construction Management is in the College of Health and Human Sciences.