Genelle McDonald

Adjunct faculty, Construction Engineering

Genelle McDonald brings more than 20 years of experience in construction with special expertise in preconstruction services and field operations as chief estimator at Balfour Beatty.  Ms. McDonald manages estimates for large commercial projects at project inception, leads value engineering efforts, and keeps projects on budget, including attention to cost-effective LEED solutions.  She is the founding chair of ABC Virginia’s Green Building Council, a committee designed to educate the building community and promote sustainable building practices. Ms. McDonald teaches the graduate level cost estimating course, and teams with Mr. David Laib, also with Balfour Beatty, to co-teach the senior design capstone course bringing her extensive experience in construction into the classroom for both graduate students and undergraduates.