David Hird Named University of Kentucky's Young Construction Engineer of the Year
David Hird, project manager with Gray Construction was honored April 16 as the Young Construction Engineer of the Year by the University of Kentucky’s Department of Civil Engineering. This award was established to recognize a graduate, out of school for five to 15 years,”who has exhibited outstanding ability, integrity, service, ethical behavior and significant achievement.”
David began work as an intern at Gray in 1999 and was quickly promoted to field engineer. In 2003, David relocated to Gray’s Birmingham, Alabama office as an assistant project manager being promoted to project manager in 2004. He was named project manager of the year at Gray in 2010.
In a letter nominating David for the UK honor, Gray, President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen Gray and Senior Vice President Anthony Roy said “David demonstrated a deep set of values and an enthusiasm to learn and to take on challenges early in his career. David continues to show these same characteristics today.”
David received his B.S.in Civil Engineering from UK in 2000; his Master’s in Business Administration in 2002 from UK’s Gatton School of Business and Economics; and his professional engineering license in 2007.