Walt Norko Joins CMAA as VP/Professional Practice

For Release: Upon Receipt
April 1, 2013
Contact: John McKeon
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Walt Norko Joins CMAA as VP/Professional Practice
Wladimir (Walt) Norko, PE, CCM, a veteran of more than 30 years with the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, has joined CMAA as Vice President for Professional Practice.
He will be responsible for CMAA’s Standards of Practice and related Body of Knowledge
components, along with the Association’s continuing professional education programs and related
efforts to enhance the professional practice of Construction and Program Management. Mr. Norko also
becomes CMAA’s staff liaison to “Best Practices/Best Practitioners,” the Association’s alliance with the
Construction Industry Institute at the University of Texas.
Mr. Norko is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), a registered professional engineer in
Virginia and Maryland and a graduate of the University of Maryland, School of Engineering.
His professional career with the Corps of Engineers has spanned more than 33 years, and he has
held numerous positions in engineering, construction, and project management. He has served as the
Acting Chief, Military Programs Branch, Civil Works Directorate, HQ US Army Corps of Engineers where
he was responsible for managing engineering and construction personnel and functions related to civil
and military projects, the Corps’ construction criteria, and all technical interdisciplinary aspects of
military construction project delivery.
He developed and implemented Corps standard operating policies for quality management and
construction management procedures, construction acquisition methods, A/E contract procedures, and
processes for reducing cost and schedule risk in construction projects. He has personally prepared and
disseminated many of the USACE policies on managing design & construction projects.
“The addition of Walt Norko to the CMAA staff means a major enhancement in the technical
expertise and practical experience the Association can bring to bear on all of our activities,” said CMAA
President and CEO Bruce D’Agostino, CAE, FCMAA. “The CM/PM profession is challenged to take a
leadership role in improving the delivery of capital construction projects, and Walt’s arrival adds greatly
to our resources in meeting that challenge.”
CMAA is the leading organization advancing professional construction and program
management worldwide. Its membership is comprised of nearly 11,000 public and private organizations,
owners and individual practitioners. CMAA provides professional development, CM certification,
advocacy and business opportunities to its members and the industry. The Association's headquarters is
located in McLean, VA, U.S.A. CMAA's website is: www.cmaanet.org.