NEW YORK – Nov. 6, 2018 – Peter M. Lehrer, who graduated with honors from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, was inducted into the University’s Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Hall of Fame last week based on his significant accomplishments in the construction industry. He was also awarded the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award, which honors engineering graduates who have been recognized for outstanding achievement.
Since graduating in 1963, Lehrer has dedicated his professional work as a construction manager, and now, as an advisor, managing largescale projects and providing strategic guidance to owners, developers, and institutions. With a focus on delivering solutions to multifaceted projects, Lehrer has spent more than 50 years helping clients navigate a myriad of construction complexities all while focusing on reducing costs and improving program-wide efficiencies.
“I am thankful for the education I received at NCSU and am honored by these awards,” said Lehrer, Chief Executive Officer of Lehrer Cumming and Honors Graduate of North Carolina State University. “NCSU gave me the opportunity with my degree to launch my career, and it built a foundation for everything that I have accomplished.”
The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Hall of Fame was established to inspire current NC State students and to celebrate accomplishments of those extraordinary graduates who have used their education to excel in a profession, career or service. The nomination is based on professional and service achievement, entrepreneurship, and contributions to professional societies.
Lehrer co-founded his first company, Lehrer McGovern, Inc., in 1979. Lehrer McGovern, a construction management firm that consistently ranked among the top such companies in the United States, later merged with Bovis Ltd. As Chief Executive Officer of all U.S.-based Bovis Ltd. subsidiary companies, Lehrer was responsible for managing a staff of 2,000 that completed billions of dollars of work annually. He then founded Lehrer, LLC in 1996, a successful New York-based construction advisory firm, which became Lehrer Cumming, a division of international construction consultancy Cumming, earlier in 2018.