Virginia Tech’s Department of Building Construction honored Maurice C. Law with the “Hall of Fame Constructor” award at the Sixth Annual Building Construction Banquet. Law is senior vice president for English Construction Company, Inc. of Lynchburg, Va.

Law, a native of Norfolk, Va., graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in building construction in 1951. That year, he accepted employment with English Construction Company - the company building the War Memorial on the Virginia Tech campus at that time - and began his life’s work in the construction industry. He has been involved in almost every facet of construction with emphasis on estimating, project management and construction administration.

English Construction Company’s slogan is “Diversity in Construction” and Law has been involved in the construction of commercial, institutional and monumental buildings, as well as water filter and wastewater plants and numerous engineering facilities. Today, as senior vice president, Law oversees all work in the building division.

Comments received from the nominations for Law include, “Maurice is one of the finest people I have ever known as a professional and a community leader. He is one of Virginia’s leading builders. I can scarcely imagine someone better representing the qualities you seek to uphold and honor with this award.” “Maurice is a teacher and mentor with amazing energy and enthusiasm for getting work done.” “His knowledge, integrity and reputation in the industry are an asset without measure.”

The Department of Building Construction is part of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. CAUS is composed of two schools and the departments of landscape architecture, building construction, and art and art history. The School of Architecture + Design includes programs in architecture, industrial design and interior design. The School of Public and International Affairs includes programs in urban affairs and planning, public administration and policy, and government and international affairs. The college enrolls more than 2,000 students offering 22 degrees programs taught by 160 faculty members.