University of Kansas Receives $3.5 Million for School of Engineering

University of Kansas Receives $3.5 Million for School of Engineering

The University of Kansas has announced a gift of $3.5 million from alumnus Craig Martin and his wife, Diane, to help establish a center for construction safety in its School of Engineering.

Based in the civil engineering department, the Craig & Diane Martin National Center for Construction Safety will work to advance safety management, research, and development, with the goal of directly improving safety outcomes and productivity in the construction industry. To that end, the center will focus on fostering a culture of safety in the industry, raising awareness of the need to design and build for safety, improving tools and equipment, and advancing industry-wide adherence to standards.

Craig Martin retired in 2015 from Jacobs Engineering Group, an engineering, architecture, and construction firm based in Dallas, where he served for nearly a decade as CEO. A civil engineer by training, he has devoted his life to the construction and engineering industry.

"The idea of the center came as we began thinking about what was important to us," said Martin. "We want to be involved in creating and sustaining something that truly makes a difference."

"$3.5M Gift Creates Center for Construction Safety at School of Engineering." University of Kansas Press Release 12/18/2018.