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Dr. Chris Smith

Dr. Chris Smith

Professor of Practice

Chris holds a Doctorate and Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering from the U. S. Naval Academy. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) and has been certified as a Construction Manager (CCM), Project Manager (PMP), Cost Engineer (CCE) and Commissioning Agent (CxA). Chris began his career as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer in the U. S. Navy earning the SEABEE Combat Warfare Officer qualification with multiple overseas deployments.

Chris has worked extensively for commercial constructors but also served as Chief of Design and Construction at the U. S. National Institutes of Health. At NIH Chris’s portfolio held some of the most sensitive and advanced Clinical and Bio-Medical Research Facilities in existence. Before NIH, Chris served as Vice President at the largest privately held Construction Management firm in the United States. Chris has testified in the U. S. Court System and the Associated General Contractors of America appointed him to back-to-back terms as their representative on the U.S. Department of State’s Construction Industry Advisory Panel.