BSCI Alumni Spotlight: Troy Funk
Troy Funk is Chief of the Construction Division for the Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
A graduate of the McWhorter School of Building Science’s Executive Certificates in Construction Management program, Funk holds a Master of Building Construction (MBC) degree from Auburn as well as a bachelor’s in civil engineering from California State University-Fullerton. His area of expertise is construction management and contract administration.
Originally an active-duty Army engineer stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Funk learned about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) while working on a public works project. He then became a civil engineer for the Corps at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia, where, as Resident Engineer, he was assigned to several high-profile contracts, including the 5th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Complex at Fort Stewart, Winn Army Community Hospital Addition and Emergency Department at Fort Stewart and the nearly complete Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, which will deepen the Savannah River from 42 to 47 feet. Funk was later selected as the Chief of Design Branch in the Savannah District’s Engineering Division, where he oversaw the schedules and quality for all assigned designs within the Savannah District.
As the current Chief of Construction, Funk is responsible for the execution of over $500 million in construction contracts across military installations annually in Georgia and North Carolina. Funk said he was able to complete the Executive Graduate Certificate Programs because of support from the USACE. Although he appreciated the remote program’s flexibility, he most enjoyed the time in person with faculty members. “The weeklong onsite courses were my favorite part of the program,” he stated. “This gave us a chance to immerse in the program without the distractions of our day-to-day jobs and to see the Auburn campus up close.”