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Tuesday, April 30th
Puerto Rico Convention Center
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Ing. Emilio Colón-Zavala

ECZ Group
Born in Troy, New York, Graduated from University of PR High School and pursued a bachelors degree of Science in Civil Engineering, at the Mayagüez campus of the UPR, graduating with honors.

Interned at the NASA’s Center for Space Construction at the University of Colorado program, researching structural design for a long-term lunar base. Licensed to practice engineering in Puerto Rico since 1992. His career began with Redondo Construction, where he was responsible for projects for the PR Highway Authority.

In 1994, began working at Quality Engineers & Contractors, serving as project manager, becoming vice president and member of the Board of Directors. He was responsible for the development of over 1,500 housing units and commercial projects. His project Villas del Bosque, was awarded the social interest project of the year 2000, by the Association of Home Builders.

In 2008 started his own companies, ECZ Group and Endeavor Construction Group, dedicated to engineering and construction services, providing a wide scope of services on projects such as; The Humacao Fine Arts Center, Pier 6 in San Juan, Port of Las Americas and Paseo de la Real Marina in Aguadilla amongst others.

Has been involved in initiatives to dehydrate fuel grade ethanol and establish a anaerobic digestion plant to produce gas. In 2010 was named as a member of the PR Building Code Adoption Committee representing the PR Builders Association. Also obtained a designation of Authorized Professional with OGPe to issue certain permits as per Act 161-2009.

Mr Colón-Zavala is a member of the engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi. In 2006 was named emerging leader under 40 by the CIAPR’s Institute of Civil Engineering. Also has participated in professional associations such as: Associated General Contractors in PR and at the National level, the National Society of Professional Engineers, where he served as chairman for the PR Chapter in 2010.

Currently serves as Chairman of the PR Builders Association (local chapter for NAHB and ULI), PR State Representative and Executive Board Member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), also a member of Puerto Rico’s Construction Codes Adoption Committee and the permits reform committee. In 2018 was named to ENLACE Project’s Board of Directors. Serves in the PR Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors representing the PR Builders Association and was invited into Lambda Alpha International as an at large member. Was named in March of 2019 by the Governor of Puerto Rico to serve as Chairman of the WOIA State Board.