Scott Cassels Elected to National Academy of Construction

Washington, D.C. ― The National Academy of Construction (NAC) has elected Scott L. Cassels, Executive Vice President of Kiewit Corporation, as a member of its 2017 class. He was inducted October 26 at the NAC Annual Meeting, which was held at the Fairmont Georgetown. The 2017 class includes 28 new inductees. More than 300 leaders were considered for NAC’s rigorous nomination and election process.

During the formal induction, the Academy cited Cassels as an outstanding leader with exceptional skills in collaboration, workforce development, teambuilding, and use of creative solutions in dispute resolution.

“The new members of the National Academy of Construction, like those before them, have earned the high honor of Academy membership through stellar careers and contributions to the engineering and construction industry,” said Wayne Crew, General Secretary of NAC. “Tonight we recognize them for their career of achievements, and will join with them going forward to share our collective expertise as a service to the nation.”

Cassels class of 2017

Cassels joined Kiewit in 1976, and has served as foreman, engineer, project manager, project sponsor, and area manager. He has executive leadership responsibility for Kiewit’s Infrastructure Group, the company’s largest business unit, which includes billion-dollar projects in the transportation, heavy civil, and water/wastewater sectors. He and his group are responsible for some of North America’s largest infrastructure projects, including the DFW Connector project; the Port Mann/Gateway project in Vancouver, Canada; and the Hebron gravity-based, oil-gas structure off the coast of Newfoundland.

He has served on the AKSARBEN Foundation Board of Governors, the board of directors of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, and the Washington State University Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Executive Leadership Board. He is also active in the U.S. Chamber “Let’s Rebuild America” committee.

Cassels earned bachelor’s degrees in construction management and business from Washington State University. He also has studied at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in its Executive Development Program.

The National Academy of Construction, established in 1999, is an organization of industry leaders― construction users, engineers, designers, constructors, consultants, attorneys, sureties, and academics― who have made outstanding contributions to the design, engineering, and construction industries. In addition to being a personal honor, election to the Academy allows members to volunteer their expertise to a variety of organizations, governmental and nongovernmental, for the betterment of the industry as a whole. For more information on this press release, contact Rusty Haggard at 512/557-7672 or email