Wesley G. Crawford received his education from Penn State and Purdue Universities where he majored in surveying and mapping. He is presently Professor Emeritus in Purdue’s Polytechnic Institute in Construction Management Technology at Purdue University where he was on staff for 40 years. During summer breaks and while on three sabbaticals, he worked on major construction projects in Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Texas, Virginia, and other states. His scholarly interests involved teaching and writing on construction surveying and layout and field engineering methods. Professor Crawford’s highly accepted textbook entitled Construction Surveying and Layout is now in its 25th printing with more than 50,000 copies sold all over the world. This book, with over 1,400 clear and detailed illustrations, covers over 840 pages of text. As a professor he received various awards for excellence in teaching including the first ever National Outstanding Educator award from the Associated Schools of Construction. He also received their 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. He has served in various leadership roles in national construction education organizations including president of both the Associated Schools of Construction and Sigma Lambda Chi, the National Construction Honor Society,. He was also on the board of the Association of College Honor Societies. He has served as the Executive Director of Sigma Lambda Chi since 2003. He is a registered land surveyor in Pennsylvania. Among his many professional achievements, he believes his textbook and the success of the nearly 5000 students he taught are his greatest contributions to the surveying and construction industries.