Brad has been working in the construction industry for over 30 years. In 2009, Benhart furthered his commitment to construction education by accepting a position at Purdue University in their Building Construction Management program.Brad is focused on construction supervision, healthcare construction, construction administration, scheduling, project controls, and strategic planning. His position allows him to further develop construction education and be an industry advocate for the next generation of builders.His previous position was that of Vice President with Pepper Construction Company of Chicago, IL.While at Pepper, Brad was a group leader who managed multiple projects ranging from $100k to $250 million dollars.He has been actively involved in construction education and training his entire career.He has also been an adjunct professor at Northwestern University in civil engineering and has actively taught and trained many employees in the industry.
Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University - Masters in Project Management
Bachelor of Science - Building Construction Technology Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Master of Business Administration - Operation Management Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
LEED Accredited Professional
International Outstanding Educator Award - Associated Schools of Construction International (ASC)
Associated General Contractors (AGC) Outstanding Educator 2014
Charles B. Murphy Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching 2012 - Purdue University
Scholarship of Engagement Fellow - Purdue University Provost Program 2018
A.A.C.E.I. (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineers international) Midwest Project of the Year Award 2009 - This award was based on his presentation of project controls that helped reduce risk to the owner, general contractor, subcontractors, and workers.
Union Leader Award 2009 - Northwest Indiana Building & Construction Trades Council - For displaying devotion to the well-being of workers throughout the community and promoting the philosophy of the labor movement
A.S.H.E. - Certified Builder and active member - attendee to numerous PDC conventions
Member of Training Committee - Builders Association of Greater Chicago
My Research Interests
Construction Company Staffing Structures
Strategic & Long-Term Planning for Company Owners and Executives