James G. Slaughter, Jr.

Jimmy Slaughter is the fifth recipient of the Construction Industry Institute’s Richard L. Tucker Leadership and Service Award. His leadership and his unequaled passion for the safety of construction workers everywhere have greatly improved the engineering and construction industry and make him a most deserving recipient of this prestigious award.

Slaughter is President of S&B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd. A native of Houston, he received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Houston and also attended the University of Toledo and Harvard Business School. Slaughter has spent his entire career at S&B. He began in 1967 and since then has served in engineering, construction, and executive management positions. He is a past president of the National Academy of Construction and past president of the Houston Area Contractors’ Safety Council.

At CII, Slaughter is a past member of the Executive Committee, chaired the Strategic Planning Committee twice, and was chairman of the research teams that developed the CII’s Project Definition Rating Index and alignment tools. He also served on the Benchmarking Productivity Measurements team and on the CII Board of Advisors.

This award recognizes outstanding contributions in leadership and service, and Slaughter has made lasting impressions at CII in both areas. He played a significant role during his service with the Executive Committee. He was a key member of that group as it laid the foundation for the FIATECH consortium. Slaughter was emphatic in his support for FIATECH and for the fully integrated and automated project processes that the consortium would bring to reality. He also was a leader during his two terms as chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. In benchmarking, he was the driving force behind that group’s work on productivity measurements and provided superior resources by personally hosting two workshops at Northside, his personal retreat north of Houston. Perhaps even more than his leadership and service, however, is his role as an advocate for today’s construction worker. He provides outstanding training for craft workers, is a staunch supporter of zero accidents safety programs, and truly cares about the people who get the work done. His company has been the industry leader in safety the last 15 years and he has freely shared S&B processes with all that were interested.

Congratulations to Jimmy Slaughter. His dedication to the industry and to CII and his concern for the safety and well being of all construction workers are an example to all and bring added distinction to the Richard L. Tucker Leadership and Service Award.