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Sandy Hamby Elected to National Academy of Construction

10/21/2021

Austin, TX ― The National Academy of Construction has elected Sandra Hamby, CEO and president of MOCA Systems, Inc. and Touchplan, as a member of its class of 2021. She will be formally inducted October 21 during the NAC annual meeting.

In electing Hamby, NAC cited her for “outstanding leadership in program and construction management with expertise in architecture, program integration, information and communication management, and for being a strong advocate for women in construction.”

Wayne Crew, General Secretary of the Academy, said, “Our 2021 class is diverse, experienced, and dedicated. Sandy Hamby is a most deserving new member. Her contributions to the industry represent a career-long dedication to improvement and advocacy. We welcome her.”

Other new members for 2021 include Joseph Aiello, Burcu Akinci, Jon Avery, Burçin Becerik-Gerber, Denise Berger, Susan Bogus, Abbigail Brown, Tim Byers, Bo Calbert, Randy Castro, Cheryl McKissack Daniel, Marcos Díaz González, Jeff Ehret, Thomas Foley, Gretchen Gagel, and Michael Garvin.

Also elected to the Academy were: Christine Flaherty, Howard Goldberg, K. N. Gunalan, John Hooper, Barb Jackson, Ashok Kothari, Robert Lanham, Jr., Randy Larson, Cris Liban, Keith Manning, Pat Michels, Vilas Mujumdar, Eric Nichol, Karen Rae, Mike Rigsby, Janaka Ruwanpura, Richard Schrader, Miroslaw Skibniewski, Ed Smith, Sue Steele, and Rao Surampalli.

Election criteria for NAC is rigorous: leadership, exceptional service, a continued commitment to making a contribution, past recognition by peers for innovation, and being recognized as “best of the best.”

With over 30 years of experience in construction management, Hamby is recognized as an expert in collaboration with an intense focus on successful project delivery. Her specialized experience includes planning and programming, design management, program integration, construction management, information and communication management, and project controls. Hamby’s company, MOCA Systems, Inc., is an owner’s design and construction representative and software firm. Under her leadership, MOCA developed Touchplan™, a collaborative construction planning software that connects the office and the field. MOCA has become a national leader in the renovation of state capitols and the restoration of government buildings. She previously served as an architect and a construction manager for the U.S. Air Force, 3D/I, Carter Burgess, and Jacobs. Hamby is a member of the American Institute of Architects, a Certified Construction Manager, and a Fellow of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) College of Fellows. She has served as vice chair of the CMAA Board of Directors. She holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Oklahoma.

About the National Academy of Construction

The National Academy of Construction, established in 1999, is an organization of industry leaders that recognizes those who have made outstanding, life-long contributions to the design and construction industry.

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