NSC Construction & Utilities Division

The NSC Construction & Utilities divisions have partnered to provide significant value and increased benefits to division members. Combining the experience and leadership of the two groups makes for stronger and more diverse representation.

The objective is to grow and strengthen the division and the mission of NSC. Each group will work on their own agendas in breakout sessions, and we will engage speakers to provide training and information specific to each group’s interests.

Division Meeting and Webinar Schedule

2019 Meetings and Webinars

Date Time Location/Dial-in Topic
April 10 10 a.m. (CT) TBD TBD
April 28-May 1 Varied Kansas City, MO Spring meetings
July 17 10 a.m. (CT) TBD TBD
Sept. 7-11 Varied San Diego NSC Congress & Expo
Oct. 9 10 a.m. (CT) TBD TBD

Meet the Division Leadership Team


David Payton
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Corporate HSES Director
Hendry Marine Industries Inc.
Construction & Utilities Division Chairman

Mr. Payton has 20 years of experience mostly in the construction industry but also in the manufacturing and marine industries. The first part of his career was operational leadership in design build companies for government, commercial, residential and industrial construction projects up to $200 million. He has been part of the HSE side of the business for the past several years. He spent four years as the corporate HSE director for the US subsidiary of BAUER and is currently the HSE Director for Hendry Marine Industries Inc., which covers multiple industries. He is a member of HSE committees from various parts of the industry, both local and international, and is a certified trainer for multiple HSE and operational disciplines.


Robert McCall
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Director of Safety
Master Builders' Association of Western PA
Construction & Utilities Division Vice Chairman

Mr. McCall has more than 30 years of experience as a safety professional in the construction industry. He spent 10 years with Dick Corporation, a nationwide general contractor, where he managed safety at both the site and corporate levels for a variety of transportation, industrial, government and commercial building projects. Since 1996, Mr. McCall has been director of safety with the Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania and the Construction Industry Advancement Program. He assists Western Pennsylvania contractors with OSHA compliance, safety training, and safety program development and implementation. Mr. McCall is a member of several local and national organizations, including the Associated General Contractors of America Safety and Health Committee and The Association of Union Constructors Environmental Health and Safety Committee. He also sits on the board of Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, which provides area seniors, veterans and persons with physical disabilities safe and healthy homes.


Mike Hill, SMS, CHST
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Manager, Corporate Safety
Performance Contracting Group
Construction & Utilities Division Secretary

Mr. Hill has been with PCG in various operations and safety roles for more than 13 years. He earned his bachelor of science degree in construction engineering from Missouri Western State University and is a member of multiple local and national organizations. In addition to his role with NSC, he is co-chairman of the Safety Health and Environmental Committee for the Midwest Insulation Contractors Association (MICA) and vice-chair of the Safety and Health Committee for the National Insulation Association (NIA).


Gary E. Tellish, CSP, CET, CUSP
Power Corporation
Construction & Utilities Division Immediate Past Chairman


Tammy T. Washington
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NSC Division Program Manager

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Nominations for the 2019 award will be accepted through Feb. 4, 2019, and winners will be announced at the 2019 NSC Congress & Expo. For more information, please contact Sarah Van Huis at [email protected].

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