Rural Builder Hall of Fame Recipients: 1982-Present


Calvin O. Cramer

Calvin O. Cramer

Cramer, Calvin O.
Inducted: 1994
Professor of Engineering – University of Wisconsin

Calvin Cramer, a consulting engineer involved in agricultural building design, was a professor of agricultural engineering at the University of Wisconsin in Madison from 1972 to 1988. He taught courses in residential construction, construction techniques, metal building systems, heating and cooling systems, and agricultural structures and their environment. His research at the university delved into bolted wood tension connections, laminated wood posts, functional design of agricultural building, and the ventilation of agricultural buildings. Other awards include the Polygon Outstanding Instructor Award in Agricultural Engineering three times and the Wisconsin Section ASAE Engineer of the Year in 1986.



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