Industry professionals posing with Buzz the mascot at School of Building Construction event.

Fall Banquet 2023

Fall Banquet 2023

Every fall, the Georgia Tech School of Building Construction unites our vibrant community. This gathering not only celebrates our academic programs but also shines a spotlight on the trailblazers among us through awards such as the Undergraduate of the Year, Graduate of the Year, Faculty of the Year, Alumni Project of the Year, and Mentor of the Year.

This occasion is more than just a celebration; it exemplifies the potential that arises from collaboration among visionary thought leaders in the construction industry, our innovative student body, and dedicated faculty researchers. Together, we foster an environment where groundbreaking ideas emerge, collaborations flourish, and the future of construction is shaped by our collective passion and expertise.

Join our growing construction industry networking platform and be our partner in pushing the boundaries of our industry.

September 22, 2023

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Flourish Atlanta, 3143 Maple Dr. NE.

Dress Code: Business Attire

Sponsor Registration

September 15 Deadline

Individual Registration

Limited Seats Available

Alumni Project Submissions

September 8 Deadline

10 Reasons to Join Us & Give

  1. Expand Your Network: Engage with our growing community of construction and real estate development leaders.
  2. Future Talent Connections: Connect directly with our dedicated and ambitious students, potential future industry leaders.
  3. Innovative Insights: Interact with faculty and pioneers in construction innovation.
  4. Inspirational Speakers: Attend keynotes that inspire and drive the industry forward.
  5. Walk Down Memory Lane: Reconnect with fellow classmates and alumni.
  6. Capture the Moment: Grab a photo opportunity with the iconic Ramblin’ Wreck, the School’s beloved robodog, Astro Burdell, and Georgia Tech’s Buzz.
  7. Stay Updated: Receive firsthand news and updates about the advancements and achievements within the School.
  8. Celebrate Excellence: Be in the running to receive a prestigious Georgie Award.
  9. Alumni Challenges: Showcase your skills and compete against fellow alumni in our special project competition.
  10. Invest in the Future: Your contribution supports the next generation of industry change makers and the continuous evolution of our programs.
Dr. Kofi Smith

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kofi Smith, CEO at Keystone Management

Dr. Smith, founder and CEO of Keystone Management, LLC., previously led the Atlanta Airlines Terminal Company (AATC) from 2010-2020, overseeing the world-renowned Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. His leadership earned AATC a spot among Atlanta's "Top 20 Best Places to Work" and himself a title as one of the city's "Most Admired CEOs". An alumnus of Georgia Tech, he also holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from Georgia State University, having researched ways to enhance airport services. In 2021, he initiated Keystone Management, a vast facility management firm operating in five states. Apart from his business pursuits, Dr. Smith lectures at the School of Building Construction and serves on multiple boards, emphasizing his commitment to community and leadership.

Eddie Stewart

Keynote Speaker

Eddie Stewart, Chairman & CEO at Caddell Construction

Eddie has a rich and varied construction career spanning more than 43 years. He earned a B.S. in Building Construction from Georgia Tech and was a member of the 1983 founding team at Caddell. He has held various positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President of Estimating and Purchasing, Executive Vice President, President & Chief Operating Officer, and his current role as Chairman / Chief Executive Officer. A national leader in the construction industry, Eddie is past president of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and has been active on numerous committees and task forces. He was recently recognized for his noteworthy contributions to the industry as an inductee into the Alabama Construction Hall of Fame, as well as the National Academy of Construction.

Student Testimonials

Kellson Tucker, MRED

Richard Still, BSBC

Leading Sponsors

Our committed partners sponsoring $5,000.

Alair Buckhead
Brasfield & Gorrie General Contractors
Caddell Construction Company
Keystone Management
New South Construction

Benefitting Sponsors

Our committed partners sponsoring $2,500.

Albion General Contractors
Juneau Construction Company
Manhattan Construction Company
Moeller Purcell Construction Company
Richport Properties
SR Homes
The Winter Construction Company

2022 Georgie Award Winners

The Georgie Awards recognize and honor leadership, service, and innovation among students, faculty, and alumni.

Isabelle Williams poses with her Georgie Award.

Outstanding BC Undergraduate Student

Isabelle Williams

XXX poses with her Georgie Award.

Outstanding BC Graduate Student

Barbara Spitzer

XXX poses with her Georgie Award

Outstanding BC Faculty

Christian Paul

Rick Porter poses with his Georgie Award

Chair’s Faculty Mentorship Award

Rick Porter

xx, xx, and xx pose with their Georgie Award

Alumni class with most attendance

Class of 2009

xxx, xxx, and xxx pose with their Georgie Award

Alumni Project Award

Robert Hogan, Manhattan Construction

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