John T. Sebastian is the McKamish Director of Construction
Management and Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department,
Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. As Director, he oversees
the Undergraduate and Graduate Construction Management Program. His duties
include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in Construction
Management, coordinating the Adjunct Professors within the program and
networking with industry to support and enhance the program.
In addition, he is President of his own management
consulting firm, Sebastian Consulting Solutions, LLC, which was founded based
on his more than 35 years of experience in the construction industry from his
work with Dick Corporation, a national general contractor and dck worldwide, an
international contractor and successor company to Dick Corporation where he
served as a member of the firm's Executive Management Team and its Board of
Directors. Both companies had annual revenue in excess of $1 billion and were
consistently ranked in the top 50 General Contractors in the United States by
Engineering News Record.
His experience in the construction industry ranges across a
wide array of market segments from hotels and resorts to education, retail,
aviation, multi-family, courthouses, correctional facilities, energy, highways,
bridges, industrial and healthcare. The projects have included design-build,
design assist, general construction, and construction management delivery methods
for both public and private clients. He has overseen construction of over 3
million square feet of LEED certified projects totaling over $500 million.
Mr. Sebastian has played a key role in the development and
construction of numerous landmark construction projects including: the Historic
Renovation of Union Station in Washington, DC (for which he won the Build
America Award as the on-site project manager), PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Ronald
Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC, The Atlantis Resort on Paradise
Island, Bahamas, The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas and many monumental
government, military and commercial projects among others.
Mr. Sebastian is a LEED accredited professional and a
graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, holding a BS in Civil Engineering as
well as an MBA. He is a Construction Excellence Peer for both General Services
Administration and the Veterans Administration. He is a Chairman of the board
and executive committee member of the Sarah Heinz House of Pittsburgh, a board
member of Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh and the ACE Mentor Program and is a
member of numerous industry groups.