WASHINGTON, Oct. 27—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced that it has hired Christopher Durso as the new editor-in-chief of Construction Executive, the magazine for the business of construction.

“As editor-in-chief of our award-winning magazine, Chris Durso will help bring the construction industry to life by showcasing people, projects, trends and best practices for the contractors who build the places where we live, work, play, heal and pray,” said Michael Bellaman, ABC president and CEO. “Construction Executive helps its 55,000 readers develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they live and work. Chris Durso will take our flagship publication to new heights as a trusted, respected source of thought leadership and elevate the profile of the entire construction marketplace.”

Durso brings to this role broad expertise in the writing, editing and content development spaces. Most recently, he served as associate vice president of content at MCI USA. His prior magazine experience includes 10 years as executive editor of Professional Convention Management Association’s Convene magazine and eight years as editor of Community Associations Institute’s Common Ground magazine.

“I look forward to leading Construction Executive in its mission to inform, educate and inspire by telling the stories of the professionals who excel in the merit shop construction industry,” said Durso, incoming editor-in-chief of Construction Executive. “From workforce development to health and safety, project management, risk management, estimating, technological advancements and legislative updates, the rich content of this magazine has and will continue to help owners and top managers run more profitable and proactive construction businesses. Our readers truly build the world, and we want to inspire them with the ideas and innovation they need to keep at it.”

About CE: Construction Executive reaches more than 55,000 commercial, industrial and institutional contractors and construction-related business owners and has won more than 20 editorial awards. Published by ABC Services Corp. since 2003, the magazine is the leading source for news, market developments and business issues impacting the construction industry. Industry professionals can subscribe to the print and digital editions of the magazine and CE This Week newsletter for free. Send story ideas to [email protected].