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Stephen P. Byrne, AIC Board Member and past National President, passes away at 59

Friday, February 15, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Stephen P. Byrne, AIC Board Member and past National President, passes away at 59

February 15, 2013 – Alexandria, VA – Stephen Patrick Byrne, FAIC, CPC, MCIOB passed away Monday, February 11, 2013 at the age of 59. Steve was a Fellow, Certified Professional Constructor, Past President, and current Member of the Board of Directors with the American Institute of Constructors as well as current Treasurer of the AIC Constructor Certification Commission. Steve first joined the AIC in 1978. He also served as the Associate Executive Director of Facilities, Planning, and Construction for the Texas A&M University System.

“Steve Byrne set an example of a true professional constructor, his dedication to the AIC and our profession was constant and unquestioned. His presence and friendship will be sorely missed and his impact long felt by his fellow members, friends and all those he touched.” Said former AIC National President Andrew Wasiniak, FAIC, CPC.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Penny Byrne of College Station; daughter, Shawn McDaniel of The Woodlands; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Laura Byrne of Dallas; grandson, Mason McDaniel of The Woodlands; father, Bill Byrne of San Antonio; sisters, Sandi Taylor of San Antonio and Susan Byrne of Houston; a niece, Susanne Dobry of Pleasanton.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2013 at First Baptist Church in College Station with Dr. Rodney McGlothlin officiating. Interment will follow in the Aggie Field of Honor. Visitation will be from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2013 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to, the Stephen P. Byrne '75 and Paul M. Byrne '02 Endowed Scholarship Fund, Department of Construction Science College in the College of Architecture.

About the American Institute of Constructors
The AIC is the organization that seeks to give Constructors the professional status they deserve. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, the AIC promotes excellence in construction by recognizing the professionalism of individual constructors, establishing standards of ethics and competence, promoting the study and advancing the practice of construction related fields, and facilitating the exchange of information and ideas within the profession. In addition to membership, the AIC certifies individuals through the Constructor Certification Commission. The Associate Constructor (AC) and Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) are nationally recognized certifications in the construction industry. These two certifications give formal recognition of the education and experience that defines a Professional Constructor. For more information about the AIC please visit their website at

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