The past few days have been very good on the awards front to faculty members in SSEBE.
Narayanan Neithalath was awarded the 2016 ASCE Walter C. Huber Award for “For research and dissemination of fundamental microstructure-property studies on sustainable cementitious materials thereby facilitating rational performance-based design, culminating in practical applications.” The selection committee particularly noted his research efforts that chart novel paths to ensure materials-related sustainability.
Bruce Rittmann will be accepting the 2016 Gordon Maskew Fair Award from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists at their April 14 ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington DC. The award is given for Bruce’s “ substantial contribution to the status of the profession by exemplary professional conduct, recognized achievements in the practice of environmental engineering and science and significant contributions to improvement of the quality of the world’s environment.”
Larry Mays was awarded the ASCE 2016 Ven Te Chow Award. This award recognizes individuals whose lifetime achievements in the field of hydrologic engineering have been distinguished by exceptional achievement and significant contributions in research, education or practice. Larry was cited for “his research on watersheds, water resources, water infrastructure and hydro systems addressing their design, management and optimal operations, and his popular and authoritative textbooks and handbooks have had an international impact.”
Larry is also being inducted into the Academy of Civil Engineers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology where he received his undergraduate and MS degrees (previously the University of Missouri at Rolla and prior to that was the Missouri School of Mines).
Edd Gibson was awarded the 2016 ASCE Puerifoy Construction Research Award “For his contributions to the study, implementation and application of methods and practices to improve front-end planning of capital projects across all industry sectors.” In selecting Edd for this award, the committee particularly noted his reputation as the leading academic expert on front end planning of major capital facilities in the world.
The DBIA student chapter is holding an industry-academia networking event this Thursday 4/7 in CAVC. The presentation topic is about the ASU Cronkite School of Journalism design and construction project downtown Phoenix. There will be dinner and drinks too. Faculty and students get in for free if they register using this link before Monday night: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/dbia-western-pacific-region-139346646
A DBIA NATIONAL AWARD WINNER AND THE COLLABORATIVE PROCESS; A CASE STUDY
Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 3:30 PM (MST)