Brief BiographyTheodore “Ted” Huisman joins Iowa State as the geotechnical/materials laboratory manager for the department of civil, construction and environmental engineering. Previously, he worked for Oldcastle Materials as Iowa Q.C. Manager and Le Grand Quarry Manager.
Huisman brings experience in HMA, PCC and aggregate production to his position as laboratory manager. He is especially interested in promoting a safe lab environment for undergraduates and graduate students.
“In order to build a strong safety culture, individuals need to think and pay attention in order to protect themselves at all times,” Huisman said.
In addition to his time at Cessford Construction Company/Oldcastle, Huisman brings 33 years of industrial engineering experience to his role as lab manager. While working in industry, Huisman focused on heavy highway projects. He is a native of Ames and returns now from working in all parts of Iowa for the last 37 years.