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consultant , construction educator

Neil David Opfer, American construction educator, consultant. Certified cost engineer, Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10/30 construction trainer, estimating professional, scheduling professional, project manager, professional constructor, Extra Large tribometrist, licensed general contractor.

Background

Opfer, Neil David was born on June 1, 1954 in Spokane, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Gus Chris and Alice Anna (Nibbe) Opfer.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Building Theory cum laude, Washington State University, 1976. Bachelor in Economics cum laude, Washington State University, 1977. Bachelor in Business cum laude, Washington State University, 1977.

Master of Science in Management, Purdue University, 1982. Privatdozent in Engineering, University Wisconsin, 2003.

Career

Estimator Standard Oil (Chevron), Richmond, California, 1975. General carpenter forman Opfer Construction Corporation, Spokane, 1976. Associate engineer Inland Steel Corporation, East Chicago, Indiana, 1977-1978, millwright supervisor, 1978—1979, field engineer, 1979-1982, project engineer, 1982-1984, senior engineer, 1984-1987.

Assistant professor construction and construction management Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 1987-1989, University Nevada, Las Vegas, 1989-1995, associate professor construction and construction management, since 1995.

Achievements

  • Certified cost engineer, Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10/30 construction trainer, estimating professional, scheduling professional, project manager, professional constructor, Extra Large tribometrist, licensed general contractor.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Religion

The Gospel of Christ is the message that can lead one to salvation. It shows the essential steps that one must take to secure the goal that God wishes all to attain.

Politics

A believer should support social climates, in which human communities are maintained and strengthened for the sake of all persons and their growth.

Views

Christians with different approaches should be engaged with each other to discuss how the Bible should be applied to issues in our contemporary world.

Membership

Board directors Christmas in April, 1993—1998, Habitat for Humanity, since 1991. Member American Welding Society (board directors 1982-1987), American Institute Constructors, American Association Cost Engineers (national board directors 1995-1997, Order of Engineer award 1989), Project Management Institute, Construction Management Association, Tau Beta Pi (life), Phi Kappa Phi (life).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Bicycling, running.

Connections

father:
Gus Chris Opfer

mother:
Alice Anna (Nibbe) Opfer