In Memoriam: Remembering AIC Leaders Recognizing Those Who Paved the Way
AIC was built by construction professionals who were determined to elevate the industry and accelerate constructor excellence. We would like to acknowledge and remember organizational leaders who have passed on.
Legacies of Service to AIC
Richard S. Pepper
Dates of Life: June 23, 1930 – January 28, 2021
AIC Involvement: As the leader of one of the nation’s largest construction firms (Pepper Construction), Richard Pepper was involved in building strong community partnerships within our industry. Richard was part of the group who founded AIC with a belief that construction deserved an organization to advance the industry’s professionalism and ethics. In 1993, he was honored with the Walter A. Nashert Sr. Constructor Award.
Dr. David Lynn Batie
Dates of Life: July 10, 1953 – June 17, 2022
AIC Involvement: Dr. David Lynn Batie was a long-term Construction Management professor at East Carolina University. His dedication to the department helped it become one of the most respected departments at ECU. He was an active member of AIC and supporter of the AIC Constructor Certification Commission. He was served two terms on the Advisory Board of the Commission.
Dr. Dennis Bausman
Dates of Life: June 8, 1949 – November 29, 2022
AIC Involvement: Dr. Dennis Bausman taught Construction Science & Management at Clemson University for 24 years after a 28-year career as an executive with two major construction companies. Dr. Bausman was involved with AIC for over three decades and was instrumental in the success of the Constructor Certification Commission. Dennis served on the Commission’s Board of Advisors and also served on the AIC Board of Directors.
Dates of Life: April 23, 1935 – January 16, 2023
AIC Involvement: Bruce Scott was involved in the construction industry for more than 60 years, starting with obtaining a degree in Building Construction in 1959. Bruce practiced mentoring in his role as CEO of Scott-Long Construction, Inc., both to employees and to individuals in area businesses. He played a large role in the growth of our organization by founding the Northern Virginia chapter of AIC.