University of Vermont

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College of
ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Board Members

Kenneth A. PidgeonKenneth A. Pidgeon

Kenneth A. Pidgeon, PE is a 1984 graduate of the UVM Civil Engineering Program and the recipient of that years Edward H. Phelps Award for "conspicuous merit and character." Ken received his masters of science in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire in 1986.

Ken is currently the President of Engineers Construction, Inc. of Williston, Vermont, a second generation family-owned heavy civil contractor. Aside from his executive duties, Ken's leadership is focused on his vision of the future, his role as the lead technical specialist, and maintaining a corporate culture of quality, safety, and integrity. Ken's company is frequently involved in various construction projects on the UVM Campus.

Ken is a registered professional engineer in 3 states but generally limits his practice to design/build construction performed by ECI, including deep foundation systems, ground anchors, temporary excavation support systems, underpinning systems, rigging for crane picks, and other temporary shoring and bracing. He has co-authored seven technical publications, most recently in the 2011 Proceedings of the Rapid Excavation & Tunneling Conference in San Francisco for a paper entitled "Burlington Tunnel Emergency Repairs: A Case History." Ken is a long-time member of the American Society of Civil Engineer (continuous since his student membership at UVM), the American Railway Engineers & Maintenance-of-Way Association, and a director of the Associated General Contractors of Vermont. Ken was also recognized as the ASCE-Vermont Engineer of the Year in 2008.

In 1998, Ken and is father Alan (UVM BSCE 1960) were awarded US Patent #6,193,440 for their Rail Plow Apparatus which is used to install conduit and cable along railroad lines.

Ken and his wife Sherry reside in Essex Junction, Vermont with their 3 dogs. They have two grown children - Beth (currently a UVM Geology Major) and Tommy (recent graduate of USMC Parris Island with plans to pursue Civil Engineering at the University of New Hampshire in 2014 while on reserve duty). Aside from work and engineering, Ken is passionate about UVM sports, fly fishing, salmon fishing on Lake Champlain, and bicycling. Ken is a member of the Vermont 251 Club with the ambition to cycle through all of Vermont's 251 towns. He is currently over 50% complete.

Corporate Affiliation: www.engineersconstruction.com